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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Interannual changes in zooplankton on the West Spitsbergen Shelf in relation to hydrography and their consequences for the diet of planktivorous seabirds.
Warming of Atlantic Water in two west Spitsbergen fjords over the last century (1912-2009).
The beginning of a significant sea level rise was noted also in the Voringen Member of the lowermost Kapp Starostin Formation, West Spitsbergen (Keilen 1992).
Coeval temperature fall was also recognized in the uppermost part of the Gipshuken Formation of West Spitsbergen and approximately contemporaneous deposits of the Sverdrup Basin of the Canadian Arctic (Beauchamp at al.
Washington, August 16 (ANI): Scientists have found that the warming of the northward-flowing West Spitsbergen current in the Arctic over the last thirty years has contributed to global warming by triggering the release of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, from methane hydrate stored in the sediment beneath the seabed.

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