Arctic Bay is a Strait Proves Research Ship

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September 24, 2014

Admiral Vladimirsky: Photo Baltic Fleet

Admiral Vladimirsky: Photo Baltic Fleet

The crew of the Admiral Vladimirsky research vessel during the second phase of its voyage has made a number of geographical and scientific discoveries in the Arctic, the press-service of the Baltic fleet reports via Arctic-info.

During navigation along the Northern Sea Route, the vessel's crew was able to prove with the help of satellite photography that Krivosheina Bay of the Novaya Zemlya islands is actually a strait. The formation of a new cape has also been documented, which has been temporarily named Krugosvetka (circumnavigation).

In addition, specialists received unique hydrographic and hydrological data on previously unexplored areas. The collapse and retreat of glaciers has been recorded, the height of which in 1952 was 100 meters. Today, they have retreated deeper into the land by an average of 4-5 km.

"White spots" [chart sounding data] were investigated on the islands of the Severnaya Zemlya and the central part of the Laptev sea, as well as a number of false or dubious depths shown on nautical charts.

The route of the expedition in the Laptev sea included memorable places related to the hydrographic expedition of 1910-1915. The expedition visited Cape Chelyuskin and Andrey Island, where in 1913 astronomical points were set. The modern coordinates of the point on Andrey island differ by 20 kilometers from the indications last century.

Currently, Admiral Vladimir is continuing its voyage. The vessel left the port of Tiksi (Yakutia), where the crew replenished its stockpiles of food, water and fuel, and set sail for the port of Pevek (Chukotka).

Source: Arctic-Info

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