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Disko

(dĭs`kō), island, 3,312 sq mi (8,578 sq km), in the Davis Strait off W Greenland. It is mountainous (rising to 6,296 ft/1,919 m) and partly glaciated. Telluric iron and lignite have been found there. Qeqertarsuaq, the island's chief town, is on the southern shore. In Disko Bay to the south are some of the world's largest shrimp beds. Disko was first reached (c.985) by Eric the Red.

Disko

 

the largest island off the western shore of Greenland. It belongs to Denmark. Area, 8,600 sq km. The civilian population is about 500. The island is a dissected plateau made up mostly of basalt; it reaches an elevation of 1,919 m. One-fifth of the island is covered with glaciers. In the south is the port of Godhavn. Brown coal and iron are mined there. It was first visited by Eric the Red (Thorvaldson), the Norwegian Viking, between 982 and 985.

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Bryan Cooper allowed the 1/4 jolly to stride to the front at halfway and it wasn't long before Disko had the race in safe keeping.
Pagrindinis darbo tikslas--apskaiciuoti, kokie gaunami maksimalus slanksteliu posukiu ir poslinkiu skirtumai, kai tarpslankstelinio disko standumo koeficiento verte parenkama vidutine tiesine, o kitu atveju reali--kintanti priklausomai nuo apkrovos dydzio.
The team also hope to travel to Disko Island in Greenland which is home to the Earth's only naturally-occurring source of schreibersite, the mineral found in the Sikhote-Alin meteorite.
Our exploration into the wild will take us into the Arctic Circle to the ice fjords around the Disko Bay area and back southwards along the coastline.
Our seven-night exploration into the wild will take us into the Arctic Circle to the ice fjords around the Disko Bay area and back southwards along the coastline.
The opening maiden looks tricky but Mrs Burke's DISKO DASKO (2.
Extending and Deepening the Analysis of Innovation Systems--with Empirical Illustrations from the DISKO project: Danish Research Unit for Industrial Dynamics (DRUID) Working Paper No.
Refugium, Lancaster Sound/North Water Polynya, Disko Bay/Store Hellefiskebanke
Cairn started drilling 175km west of the Disko Island on July 1 in water depths of 300-500 metres.
OMagic of the Ice in Greenland,O from Reykjavik to Kangerlussuaq, departing July 15, highlights the Eqi Glacier and the fjord at the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage site of Disko Bay.
Slats appear in Disko (Disco), 2000, for example, with a mirrored ball whose play of light is a representation fixed to the wall with plastic foil; with a sculpture in the form of a raft, Medusa, 2005; and now in the carousel.