Schmidt Island

Schmidt Island ( Russian : Остров Шмидта ) is part of the Severnaya Zemlya group in the Russian Arctic and was named after Otto Schmidt , chief scientist and chief of the Northern Sea Route . It is located at the far northwestern end of the archipelago and lies slightly south of the Arctic Cape on Komsomolets Island.

Geography

Schmidt Island is one of the most important of Severnaya Zemlya’s relations to other countries.

It measures 467 km 2 (180 sq mi) and is almost complete covered by the Schmidt Ice Cap. Owing to its exposed position, the climate in the Schmidt Island is much more than the rest of the archipelago. [1]

See also

  • List of glaciers of Russia
  • List of islands of Russia

References

  1. Jump up^ http://www.ggy.bris.ac.uk/staff/personal/MartinSiegert/Bassford_eal_AAAR_2006a.pdf [ dead link ]

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