Shokalskii Strait

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Shokal’skii Strait


a strait in the Severnaia Zemlia Archipelago, situated between the islands of Bol’shevik and Oktiabr’skaia Revoliutsiia and connecting the Kara and Laptev seas. The Shokal’skii Strait measures 110 km in length. It ranges from 20 to 50 km in depth and has prevailing depths of 200–250 m. The shores are steep and covered with glaciers, from which icebergs break off. The strait is covered with ice for most of the year. It was named in honor of Iu. M. Shokal’skii.

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