0 Likes

N2
Svalbard
Copyright: David Guzenda
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 10240x5120
Uploaded: 16/10/2011
Updated: 04/02/2012
Views:

...


Tags:
comments powered by Disqus

David Guzenda
Ny-Ålesund N0
David Guzenda
N3
Dag Andersen
Amundsen villa. Ny Ålesund
David Guzenda
N4
David Guzenda
Nj
David Guzenda
Nn
David Guzenda
Ni
David Guzenda
Y6
David Guzenda
N1
David Guzenda
N5
David Guzenda
Nh
Dag Andersen
statue of Roald Amundsen, Ny Ålesund
Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganji
Choret Lake at night
The Diarna Project
Tangier Cemetery
Darin Williams
Conoco at Commerce
Arion Schuler
Gulderstock
Ruediger Kottmann
Limone Sul Garda - Porto Vecchio
Maciej G. Szling
Noc w gorach
Kobel Rudolf
Sang Chan (Long Ru)Waterfall
Ronald Tichelaar
Møyskriv, at the cliff, Lårdalstigen
luis davilla
Genghis Khan Statue Complex in mongolia
Kudo Kenji Photograph
強羅花壇 柱廊 Gorakadan peristyle
Ruediger Kottmann
Limone Sul Garda - Porto Nuovo
Zoltan Duray
Kalbling 2196m
David Guzenda
Y7
David Guzenda
M6
David Guzenda
Yh
David Guzenda
3b
David Guzenda
Platåberget
David Guzenda
N3
David Guzenda
M8
David Guzenda
Barentsburg Bf
David Guzenda
Magdalenenfjorden MM
David Guzenda
Nk
David Guzenda
M1
David Guzenda
M4
More About Svalbard

Svalbard is an archipelago in the Arctic, constituting the northernmost part of Norway.The islands were first utilized as a whaling base in the 17th and 18th centuries, after which they were abandoned. Coal mining started at the beginning of the 20th century, and several permanent communities were established. The Spitsbergen Treaty of 1920 recognizes Norwegian sovereignty, and the 1925 Svalbard Act made Svalbard a full part of the Kingdom of Norway. This act also established Svalbard as a free economic zone and a demilitarized zone. The Norwegian Store Norske and the Russian Arktikugol are the only mining companies remaining on the islands. Research and tourism have become important supplementary industries. Two major research facilities are the University Centre in Svalbard and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. No roads connect the settlements; instead snowmobiles, aircraft and boats serve inter-community transport. Svalbard Airport, Longyear serves as the main gateway to the rest of Europe.The archipelago features an Arctic climate, although with significantly higher temperatures than other areas at the same latitude. The flora take advantage of the long period of midnight sun to compensate for the polar night. Svalbard is a breeding ground for many seabirds, and also features polar bears, reindeer and marine mammals. Seven national parks and twenty-three nature reserves cover two-thirds of the archipelago, protecting the largely untouched, yet fragile, nature. Sixty percent of the archipelago is glacier, and the islands feature many mountains and fjords.source: wikipedia