Franz Josef Land


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Franz Josef Land

 (lănd, länt)
An archipelago of north-central Russia in the Arctic Ocean north of Novaya Zemlya. Explored by an Austrian expedition in 1873, the islands were claimed by the USSR in 1926.

Franz Josef Land

(German frants ˈjoːzɛf)
n
(Placename) an archipelago of over 100 islands in the Arctic Ocean, administratively part of Russia. Area: about 21 000 sq km (8000 sq miles). Russian name: Zemlya Frantsa Iosifa

Franz′ Jo′sef Land`

(lænd; Ger. lɑnt)
n.
an archipelago in the Arctic Ocean, E of Spitzbergen and N of Novaya Zemlya: belongs to the Russian Federation. Also called Fridtjof Nansen Land.
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Or rather, the Canadian archipelago, Greenland, and northern Scandinavia have been of primary interest to North Americans and Europeans: the Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land, by contrast, has been notably distant in Arctic imaginaries.
She was the first woman to travel to Franz Josef Land, she took part in the international search for Amundsen around Svalbard in 1928, she made pioneering explorations of the fiord systems of the east coast of Greenland and generated a vast collection of film and photography from across the Arctic Region (indeed, research conducted during the Boyd expeditions continues to be cited in academic papers today).
On Franz Josef Land, an ice-covered, desolate archipelago well into the Arctic circle, Russia has just opened a new military base.
The Arctic archipelago Franz Josef Land is part of which country?
This volume examines the American exploration of Franz Josef Land between 1898 and 1905, when three expeditions launched from the archipelago in attempt to reach the geographic North Pole, but ended in failure: the Wellman expedition run by Walter Wellman, a Chicago journalist and bon vivant in search of fame; the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition, led by Evelyn Briggs Baldwin, a Midwestern government meteorologist; and the Fiala-Ziegler expedition, run by Anthony Fiala, a photographer and graphic artist in search of God.
Yahya joined the rest of the team to sail north from Murmansk in Russia across the Barents Sea to reach the North Pole and will then proceed south to the towering volcanic mountains, icebergs and glaciers of Franz Josef Land.
"It is a very good cooperation, they are wonderful people and outstanding professionals," Kislyak said of the National Geographic Society members who were involved in the Franz Josef Land project.
Southbound shore landings will be made in Franz Josef Land, remote islands just 10 degrees from the North Pole.
Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin visited the country's northern Franz Josef Land archipelago islands, where he assisted members of a research expedition studying endangered polar bears.
As it curves southward, the lunar shadow slips between Franz Josef Land and Svalbard.
28 The Arctic archipelago of Franz Josef Land is now part of which country, after being annexed in 1929 by an expedition that narrowly beat a Norwegian one on the same mission?