Queen Victoria Sea

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Queen Victoria Sea
Море королевы Виктории
Map of Franz Josef Land showing journeys and discoveries of Frederick G. Jackson, F.R.G.S. - UvA-BC OTM HB-KZL 61 18 38.jpg
The Queen Victoria Sea in an 1898 Franz Josef Land map showing the explorations of Frederick G. Jackson
Location Arctic Ocean
Coordinates 81°30′N 38°00′E / 81.500°N 38.000°E / 81.500; 38.000Coordinates: 81°30′N 38°00′E / 81.500°N 38.000°E / 81.500; 38.000
Type Sea
Basin countries Russian Federation and Norway
Max. length 550 km (340 mi)
Frozen Most of the year
References [1]

The Queen Victoria Sea (Russian: Море королевы Виктории, Morye Korolevy Viktorii) is a body of water in the Arctic Ocean, stretching from northeast of Svalbard to northwest Franz Josef Land. It is obstructed by ice most of the year.

This sea is named after Queen Victoria. Russian Arctic explorer Valentin Akkuratov claimed that a branch of the Gulf Stream reached as far north as the Queen Victoria Sea.[2]

Geography[edit]

The Queen Victoria Sea is located at 81° north longitude and 38° east latitude,[3] the Arctic Ocean farther north of the sea is frozen year-round. The sea stretches as far west as the Sjuøyane in Svalbard and as far east as Rudolf Island in the Franz Josef Archipelago.

The islands of Kvitoya and Victoria Island are located at the southern limit of this Arctic sea. To the south lies the Barents Sea.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Geographical Dictionary of the World, p. 1510
  2. ^ Белые призраки Арктики
  3. ^ Queen Victoria Sea: Svalbard

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