Kebnekaise


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Kebnekaise

(kĕb`nəkī'sə) [Sami,=kettle top], mountain, Norrbotten prov., N Sweden; highest in Sweden. Keknekaise has two peaks, and the southern one, covered by ice, was the highest, at 6,965 ft (2,123 m) in the 1960s, but in 2019 the northern one, at 6,879 ft (2,097 m), became the highest due to melting. There are 16 small glaciers on the slopes.

Kebnekaise

 

a mountain summit in the northern part of the Scandinavian mountains; it is the highest mountain in Sweden. Altitude, 2,123 m. Kebnekaise is composed of gabbro and quartz syenites. There are a few isolated glaciers. The University of Stockholm research station on mountain problems (studies of the material and radiation balance of glaciers) is situated there. Kebnekaise attracts tourists.

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In Sweden, a nation known for its forestry and timber products, summer fires spawned by the high temperatures have consumed 20,000 hectares of woodland, and the summer heat has changed the official high point of that nation because the glacier tip on Mount Kebnekaise melted.
STOCKHOLM: Researchers expressed concern about the rapid pace of climate change after a glacier on Swedens Kebnekaise mountain melted so much in sweltering Arctic temperatures on Wednesday that it is no longer the countrys highest point.
We also report 2 additional women (patients 8 and 9), independent of each other, who were asymptomatic but sought medical care in August 2012 after finding 30-60 parasite eggs in scalp hair 3 days after hiking in Kebnekaise and Jamtland Mountains (northern Sweden), respectively.
Meanwhile a search for survivors of a plane which crashed on Thursday during the Norwegian-led military exercise was called off yesterday after body parts were found where the Norweigian cargo aircraft slammed into Sweden's highest mountain, Mount Kebnekaise.
Parts of the C-130 cargo aircraft were discovered on a glacier on mount Kebnekaise, spokesman Mathias Hansson said.
The plane that went missing Thursday hit the western part of the Kebnekaise massif, which forms Sweden's highest mountain, Norwegian Defence Minister Espen Barth Eide said in Oslo.
It passes through mount Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden.
The highest areas are found in the Kjolen mountain range along the border with Norway, where peaks rise to over 1,500 m; the highest point is at the northern tip of this range, at Kebnekaise, which reaches 2,111 m (6,926 ft.).
Kebnekaise, the highest mountain in Sweden, is shrinking as its ice cover melts.
New Aspects on HighMountain Palaeobiogeography: A Synthesis of Data from Forefields of 78 Receding Glaciers and Ice Patches in the Tarna and Kebnekaise Mountains, Swedish Lapland.