from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- An archipelago of north-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean between the Barents and Kara seas. Consisting of two main islands and many smaller ones, the archipelago has mineral deposits and an economy based on fishing, sealing, and trapping.
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- proper n. An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia, administered by Arkhangelsk oblast.
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- n. two islands in the Arctic Ocean belonging to Russia; site of a test center for nuclear warheads
The name Novaya Zemlya (New Land), indicates that it was discovered at a later period, probably by Russians, but we know neither when nor how. [
The part of Novaya Zemlya which is first visited by the walrus-hunters in spring is usually just the west coast off
They brought home walrus tusks from the island, which was of considerable size, and the hunters supposed "that it was a continuation of Novaya Zemlya, which is visited by people from
The airplane climbed over Novaya Zemlya, an Arctic island located thirteen hundred kilometers due east of us.
One was to Novaya Zemlya, a large, crescent-shaped island where Russia had done much of its nuclear testing.
The author even mentioned the possibility of the Novaya Zemlya effect, in which light beams are bent by adjacent layers of air at different temperatures, thus seeming to glow.
The International Northern Sea Route Programme was a six-year (June 1993 – March 1999) international research program designed to create an extensive knowledge base about the ice-infested shipping lanes along the coast of the Russian Arctic, from Novaya Zemlya in the west to the Bering Strait in the east.
This could hardly happen for the populations breeding on Svalbard and in Russia because there is very little ground north of the current breeding areas (just the north coast of Svalbard and the north of Novaya Zemlya).
In terms of volume and area, the largest feature is the Greenland Ice Sheet, which covers about four times the combined area of the glaciers and ice caps of Alaska, the Canadian Arctic, Iceland, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, Novaya Zemlya, Severnaya Zemlya, and northern Scandinavia (Table 6.7).
The Eurasian Ice Sheet initiation began 28 ky BP as a result of temperature changes that lowered equilibrium line altitudes across the Scandinavian mountains, Svalbard, Franz Josef Land, and Novaya Zemlya.
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