West Spitsbergen


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West Spitsbergen,

island: see SpitsbergenSpitsbergen
, formerly Vestspitsbergen,
largest island (15,075 sq mi/39,044 sq km) of Svalbard, a Norwegian possession in the Arctic Ocean. It rises to Newtontoppen Mt. (c.5,650 ft/1,720 m), the highest point.
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, Norway.
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The results indicate that the warming of the northward-flowing West Spitsbergen current by 1 degrees Celsius over the last thirty years has caused the release of methane by breaking down methane hydrate in the sediment beneath the seabed.

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