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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An archipelago of northern-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of the Taymyr Peninsula. Discovered in 1913, the group comprises three major islands and several smaller ones.

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  • proper n. An archipelago in the Arctic Ocean in the north of Russia, off Taymyr Peninsula.


From Russian Северная Земля (Sévernaja Zemljá, "Northern Land") f.. (Wiktionary)


  • During September, the month of minimum sea-ice extent in the Arctic Ocean, the models consistently project sea ice in the vicinity of Severnaya Zemlya during each of the ACIA time slices.

    Arctic ocean, climate and infrastructure

  • Of significance for the Northern Sea Route, the only pack ice reaching the Russian Arctic coast is along the northern tip of Severnaya Zemlya; the sea ice in this image has also retreated record distances in the Beaufort, Chukchi, and East Siberian Seas.

    Arctic ocean, climate and infrastructure

  • For ships to travel north of Severnaya Zemlya, highly capable, more expensive icebreaking ships would be necessary.

    Arctic ocean, climate and infrastructure

  • 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).

    Glaciers and ice sheets in the Arctic

  • There's still quite a bit of loose ice around Severnaya Zemlya.

    Rabett Run

  • We were trying to ski from this group of islands up here, Severnaya Zemlya, to the North Pole.

    Ben Saunders skis to the North Pole

  • Severnaya Zemlya (island Russia 79 30 N 98 00 E group; also Northland)

    The 2007 CIA World Factbook

  • Island, the largest island of the Severnaya Zemlya group.

    Space News From SpaceDaily.Com

  • Severnaya Zemlya (Northland) Russia 79 30 N 98 00 E

    The 2001 CIA World Factbook

  • Russia's major islands and archipelagos include: Novaya Zemlya, the Franz Josef Land, the Severnaya Zemlya, the New Siberian Islands, Wrangel Island, the Kuril Islands, and

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