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Definition of the noun greenland sea

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  1. part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Iceland
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • instance of: sea = a division of an ocean or a large body of salt water partially enclosed by land
    • part of: Arctic Ocean = ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole

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Google previewAntarctica and the Arctic Circle: A Geographic Encyclopedia of the Earth's Polar Regions [2 volumes] (2014)

by Andrew Jon Hund

Bases in; Greenland Sea; Greenland Shark; Ice Cap; Ice Core Climatic Data Proxies; Ice Core Collection and Preservation Issues; Ice Sheet; Inuit Further Reading Hanna, E., ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Marine Science (2008)

by Barbara Charton, John Tietjen

Greenland Sea A body of water that lies east of Greenland, north of Ireland, west of Jan Mayen Land, and south of Spitsbergen. The sea is divided by the western Jan Mayen Rise (with minimum depths of about 1,000 m or 3,300 feet) into the ...

Google previewEarth's Landscape: An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features [2 volumes] (2015)

An Encyclopedia of the World's Geographic Features by Joyce A. Quinn, Susan L. Woodward

The Greenland Sea is an important area for the formation of sea-ice in the Arctic and is a major driver of the global conveyor belt that transports cold bottom waters around the world. The sea lies in a transition zone between the Arctic and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the World's Coastal Landforms (2010)

by Eric Bird

There are many days with stormy weather, and Jan Mayen is exposed to strong wave action from all directions: from the North Atlantic, the Greenland Sea and the Arctic Ocean. Generally basaltic lava is resistant towards erosion while volcanic ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica Or Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (1842)

By far the most numerous of the medusan tribes, however, can only be discerned by the microscope; but so plentiful are they, that about a fourth part of the Greenland sea is tinged of an olive-green colour by them. This portion of the ocean ...

Google previewNew International Encyclopedia (1914)

This latter, called the Arctic Current, passes from the Arctic Ocean through the Greenland Sea and Denmark Strait, between Iceland and Greenland; thence along the eastern coast of Greenland; rounds Cape Farewell, and flows up Davis Strait ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Marine Science (2009)

by C. Reid Nichols, Robert G. Williams

Greenland Sea Arctic Ocean—extends along Greenland's east coast and Norway's west coast. Bounded by Spitsber- gen to the northeast and Iceland to the southwest. Adjoins the Barents Sea and connects to the Atlan- tic Ocean via the ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Weather and Climate (2009)

by Jacqueline Smith

The Bering Strait connects the Arctic Ocean with the PACIFIC OCEAN and the Greenland Sea is its link with the ATLANTIC OCEAN. Three submarine ridges – the Alpha Ridge, Lomonosov Ridge, and Arctic Mid-Ocean Ridge, split the ocean ...

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