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Fridtjof Nansen
Birthday
BirthplaceStore Frøen, Christiania, Norway
Died
Occupation
Scientist, explorer, humanitarian
EducationThe Royal Frederick University

Nansen

Fridtjof . 1861--1930, Norwegian arctic explorer, statesman, and scientist. He crossed Greenland (1888--89) and attempted to reach the North Pole (1893--96), attaining a record 86? 14ʹ N (1895). He was the League of Nations' high commissioner for refugees (1920--22): Nobel peace prize 1922
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The most recent radiocarbon-based estimates of SAR for East Greenland fjords (Table 2) are 0.83 cm/yr for Kangerlussuaq Fjord, 0.12 cm/yr for Mild Fjord, and from 0.18 to 0.13 cm/yr for two sites in Nansen Fjord (Jennings and Weiner, 1996; Smith, 1997).
Mr Mackenzie said: "I have always had a fascination with Everest, so has Ritchie, and with how close Nansen is to Roddy's heart we decided we would try to raise money for them as well as having a bit of fun ourselves.
"It's funny really because council parking wardens are out all of the time here on Nansen Road, ticketing dodgy parkers and clamping cars.
The book is spellbinding and well researched, and the author's admiration for Nansen's discoveries is apparent.
It's been hard leaving some of them out in recent weeks." Dragons (v Glasgow Warriors): J Williams; D Howells, A Warren, J Sage, J Rosser; A Robson, T Knoyle; R Bevington, R Hibbard (c), L Fairbrother, B Nansen, R Landman, A Wainwright, N Cudd, L Evans.
Replacements: Richard Hibbard, Gerard Ellis, Brok Harris, Rynard Landman, Brandon Nansen, Lewis Evans, Rhodri Davies, Jacob Botica, Gavin Henson, Jarryd Sage, Tiaan Loots, George Gasson
The Nansen school was one of several within the Park View Academy portfolio said to be involved in the Trojan Horse conspiracy: an alleged attempt to take over local schools and run them on strict Islamic principles.
Nansen added, 'If we win this case, it has major consequences for other fossil companies, and opens the door for further legal action against other climate polluters.
The doodle features a play button that when pressed shows Nansen cross country skiing, a means of transportation he used for his exploration and travels.
18 -- The planning seminar is taking place in Colombo for the new Norwegian Research vessel Dr Fridtjof Nansen to come to Sri Lankan waters in 2018 to carry out a survey on the marine resources.
The Nansen Basin contains the lowest part of which ocean?
GENEVA, Oct 4 (KUNA) -- The UN Refugee Agency, UNHCR, on Tuesday honoured the heroic efforts of Greek volunteers during the 2015 refugee crisis by giving its Nansen Refugee Award to the Hellenic Rescue Team (HRT) and Efi Latsoudi of PIKPA village on the island of Lesvos.