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OAS seaname Detail for North Greenland Sea

seanames_id:92
Seaname:North Greenland Sea
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Definition:The limits of the North Greenland Sea, situated off the northeastern coast of Greenland and bounded by the Vest-Spitsbergen on the Northeast, and by the Jan Mayen Island on the South, are the following: On the North: A line joining Cape Bridgman (83 Degrees 19 Minutes N - 26 Degrees 40 Minutes W), on the northern coast of Greenland, southeastward to Verlegenhuken (80 Degrees 04 Minutes N - 16 Degrees 16 Minutes E), the northern extremity of Vest-Spitsbergen. On the East: From Verlegenhuken southward, along the western coast of Vest-Spitsbergen, to South Cape (76 Degrees 28 Minutes N - 16 Degrees 37 Minutes E), the southern extremity of Sörkapp Island, off the southern coast of Vest-Spitsbergen. On the Southeast: A line joining South Cape, the southern extremity of Sörkapp Island, southwestward to North Cape (71 Degrees 09 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 7 Degrees 58 Minutes W), the northern extremity of Jan Mayen Island; and thence from North Cape southwestward, along the western coast of this island, to South Cape (70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 9 Degrees 00 Minutes W), the southern extremity thereof (the common limit with the Norwegian Sea, see 9.7). On the South: A line joining South Cape, the southern extremity of Jan Mayen Island, westward, along the parallel of 70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N, to the eastern coast of Greenland (70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N - 21 Degrees 42 Minutes W) (the common limit with the Iceland Sea, see 9.8). On the West: The northeastern coast of Greenland, from the parallel of 70 Degrees 49 Minutes 35 Seconds N northward to Cape Bridgman (83 Degrees 19 Minutes N - 26 Degrees 40 Minutes W).
Citation:Limits of Oceans and Seas, 1986 (Draft 4th edition). IHB Special Publication 23, International Hydrographic Bureau, 203p.
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Metadata version:0
Keydate:2000-09-13 04:00:00+00
Editdate:2000-10-24 04:00:00+00