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Cold and calm New Year’s eve in Spits­ber­gen

The new year has seen a calm and cold start in Spits­ber­gen, with tem­pe­ra­tures below -20°C. The eas­tern part of the archi­pe­la­go is most­ly sur­roun­ded with drift ice, while some “warm” water keeps the nort­hern and nor­the­as­tern coasts still rather open – let’s see how things deve­lo­pe until we start the ship­ping sea­son in June. Mean­while, a smal­ler field of drift ice cur­r­ent­ly for­ces the Noor­der­licht to stay for ano­t­her while in Lon­gye­ar­by­en, while they were pre­pa­ring to sail to Tem­pel­fjord, whe­re the Noor­der­licht tra­di­tio­nal­ly stays fro­zen in fjord ice during spring.

Nor­we­gi­an ice chart, 30 Decem­ber
Nor­we­gi­an Meteo­ro­lo­gi­cal Insti­tu­te)

Cold and calm New Year's eve in Spitsbergen

By the way, my new book is in print and it can now be orde­red 🙂 it is a pho­to book with the tit­le “Nor­we­gens ark­ti­scher Nor­den (3): Die Bären­in­sel und Jan May­en”, with Ger­man text Click here for fur­ther details!



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last modification: 2014-07-01 · copyright: Rolf Stange