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

  • A Norwegian archipelago comprising Spitsbergen and other islands in the Arctic Ocean north of the mainland. The islands are rich in mineral resources.

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  • proper n. A group of islands north east of Greenland; a territory of Norway. Official name: Svalbard.

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  • n. a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean


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  • The picture was taken in Svalbard in the Arctic which is about as Martian as it gets on Earth.

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  • Cold, surely - but right now in Svalbard, Norway (which is actually IN the Arctic) it's -29 Degrees Centigrade.

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  • On 12th June, the space-bound ad will be broadcast from a 500MHz Ultra High Frequency Radar from the EISCAT Space Centre in Svalbard, which lies in the Arctic Ocean about midway between northern Norway and the North Pole.

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  • The trio are catching up on sleep at the North Pole and will be picked up by a helicopter that will take them to the Russian Barneo Ice Station, then on to Svalbard, which is an archipelago in the Arctic, then on to mainland Europe.

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  • AF: For me, my favorite place was Svalbard, which is an archipelago of islands east of Northern Greenland.

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  • Well, it's called Svalbard, and it's made up of three islands, the largest one of which is Europe's fifth largest island.


  • Although a recent molecular genetic study of the alpine cushion plant '' Eritrichium nanum '' [9] provides strong evidence for survival of that species on nunataks within the heart of the European Alps, similar studies of arctic species have so far not supported the hypothesis of survival on nunataks in areas such as Svalbard [10] that experienced extreme climatic severity as ice sheets extended to margins beyond the current coast during the LGM.

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  • The facility is not only a storage space for seeds from all over the world, it’s a gorgeous structure to boot, built in the permafrost of a mountain on Spitsbergen Island in the Arctic Island Svalbard, that is part of Norway.

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  • '' 'Svalbard' '' or Spitsbergen is an [[archipelago]] and territory of the Kingdom of

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  • Svalbard, meaning "cold edge," describes a group of islands found halfway between Norway and the North Pole.

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