154 relations: A Descent into the Maelström, A Description of the Northern Peoples, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Archangel, Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic herring, Azores High, Baltic Sea, Barents Sea, Battle of the Barents Sea, Battle of the North Cape, Bear Island (Norway), Blue whale, Blue whiting, Boreal ecosystem, Bowhead whale, Brill Publishers, Calcareous, Capelin, Carta marina, Chaetoceros, Chlamys islandica, Chlorophyll, Coccolithophore, Constantine Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave, Continental shelf, Convoy PQ 17, Copepod, Coral reef, Denmark, Denmark Strait, Depth sounding, Der Spiegel, Diatom, Eddy (fluid dynamics), Edgar Allan Poe, Elsevier, Encyclopædia Metropolitana, Erik Pontoppidan, Eurasian Plate, Faroe Islands, Fram Strait, Fugloy, Georg Ossian Sars, Glacier, Globigerinida, Great Soviet Encyclopedia, Greenland, Greenland Sea, ..., Guillemot, Haddock, Haptophyte, Harp seal, Helgeland, Henrik Mohn, Hooded seal, Humpback whale, Hurtigruten, Hyperiidea, Ice age, Iceland, Icelandic Low, International Hydrographic Organization, Jan Mayen, Jules Verne, Kandalaksha, Kattegat, Killer whale, Kittiwake, Kraken, Landslide, Langeled pipeline, List of seas, Lofoten, Lophelia, Mackerel, Matti Seppälä, Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Minke whale, Moby-Dick, Mosken, Moskenesøya, Moskstraumen, Murmansk, Muscovy Company, Namsen, Natural gas, North American Plate, North Atlantic Current, North Atlantic Deep Water, North Cape (Norway), North Sea, Northern bottlenose whale, Northern Fleet, Northern krill, Northern Sea Route, Northwest Passage, Norway, Norwegian continental shelf, Norwegian Current, Oceanography, Olaus Magnus, Old Norse, Ormen Lange (gas field), OSPAR Convention, Pandalus borealis, Parish, Phytoplankton, Poetic Edda, Pollachius virens, Pomors, Puffin, Ranelva, Rotterdam, Salinity, Scallop, Sea, Sebastes, Sei whale, Sellafield, Skagerrak, Snøhvit, Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets, Spawn (biology), Spitsbergen, Springer Science+Business Media, Squid, Steigen, Storegga Slide, Suez Canal, Svalbard, Sverdrup, Territorial waters, Thalassiosira, Tide, Tokyo, Trawling, Tsunami, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, United Kingdom, University of California Press, Værøy, Vefsna, Vestfjorden, Walrus, Walter Moers, West Spitsbergen Current, Whirlpool, White-beaked dolphin, Willem Barentsz, Wyville Thomson Ridge, 61st parallel north, 63rd parallel north. Expand index (104 more) » « Shrink index
"A Descent into the Maelström" is an 1841 short story by Edgar Allan Poe.
Historia de Gentibus Septentrionalibus was a monumental work by Olaus Magnus on the Nordic countries, printed in Rome 1555.
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.
An archangel is an angel of high rank.
The Arctic Circle is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude as shown on maps of Earth.
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest and shallowest of the world's five major oceans.
Atlantic herring (Clupea harengus) is a herring in the family Clupeidae.
The Azores High (Anticiclone dos Açores) also known as North Atlantic (Subtropical) High/Anticyclone or the Bermuda-Azores High, is a large subtropical semi-permanent centre of high atmospheric pressure typically found south of the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, at the Horse latitudes.
The Baltic Sea is a sea of the Atlantic Ocean, enclosed by Scandinavia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Poland, Germany and the North and Central European Plain.
The Barents Sea (Barentshavet; Баренцево море, Barentsevo More) is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located off the northern coasts of Norway and Russia divided between Norwegian and Russian territorial waters.
The Battle of the Barents Sea was a naval engagement on 31 December 1942 between warships of the Nazi German Kriegsmarine and British ships escorting convoy JW 51B to Kola Inlet in the USSR.
The Battle of the North Cape was a Second World War naval battle which occurred on 26 December 1943, as part of the Arctic Campaign.
Bear Island (Bjørnøya) is the southernmost island of the Norwegian Svalbard archipelago.
The blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) is a marine mammal belonging to the baleen whale parvorder, Mysticeti.
The blue whiting, Micromesistius poutassou, one of the two species in the genus Micromesistius in the cod family, is common in the northeast Atlantic Ocean from Morocco to Iceland and Spitsbergen.
A boreal ecosystem is an ecosystem with a subarctic climate in the Northern Hemisphere, roughly between latitude 50° to 70°N.
The bowhead whale (Balaena mysticetus) is a species of the family Balaenidae, in suborder Mysticeti, and genus Balaena, which once included the right whale.
Brill (known as E. J. Brill, Koninklijke Brill, Brill Academic Publishers) is a Dutch international academic publisher founded in 1683 in Leiden, Netherlands.
Calcareous is an adjective meaning "mostly or partly composed of calcium carbonate", in other words, containing lime or being chalky.
The capelin or caplin (Mallotus villosus) is a small forage fish of the smelt family found in the North Atlantic, North Pacific, and Arctic Oceans.
Carta marina et descriptio septentrionalium terrarum (Latin for Marine map and description of the Northern lands; commonly abbreviated Carta marina) is the first map of the Nordic countries to give details and place names, created by Swedish ecclesiastic Olaus Magnus and initially published in 1539.
Chaetoceros is probably the largest genus of marine planktonic diatoms with approximately 400 species described, although a large number of these descriptions are no longer valid.
Chlamys islandica, the Iceland scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae.
Chlorophyll (also chlorophyl) is any of several related green pigments found in cyanobacteria and the chloroplasts of algae and plants.
A coccolithophore (or coccolithophorid, from the adjective) is a unicellular, eukaryotic phytoplankton (alga).
Constantine John Phipps, 2nd Baron Mulgrave, PC (19 May 1744 – 10 October 1792) was an English explorer and officer in the Royal Navy.
The continental shelf is an underwater landmass which extends from a continent, resulting in an area of relatively shallow water known as a shelf sea.
PQ 17 was the code name for an Allied convoy in the Arctic Ocean during the Second World War.
Copepods (meaning "oar-feet") are a group of small crustaceans found in the sea and nearly every freshwater habitat.
Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.
Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.
The Denmark Strait or Greenland Strait ('Greenland Sound') is an oceanic strait between Greenland (to its northwest) and Iceland (to its southeast).
Depth sounding refers to the act of measuring depth.
Der Spiegel (lit. "The Mirror") is a German weekly news magazine published in Hamburg.
Diatoms (diá-tom-os "cut in half", from diá, "through" or "apart"; and the root of tém-n-ō, "I cut".) are a major group of microorganisms found in the oceans, waterways and soils of the world.
In fluid dynamics, an eddy is the swirling of a fluid and the reverse current created when the fluid is in a turbulent flow regime.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Elsevier is an information and analytics company and one of the world's major providers of scientific, technical, and medical information.
The Encyclopædia Metropolitana was an encyclopedic work published in London, from 1817 to 1845, by part publication.
Erik Pontoppidan (August 24, 1698 – December 20, 1764) was a Danish author, bishop, historian and antiquary.
The Eurasian Plate is a tectonic plate which includes most of the continent of Eurasia (a landmass consisting of the traditional continents of Europe and Asia), with the notable exceptions of the Indian subcontinent, the Arabian subcontinent, and the area east of the Chersky Range in East Siberia.
The Faroe Islands (Føroyar; Færøerne), sometimes called the Faeroe Islands, is an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic, about halfway between Norway and Iceland, north-northwest of Scotland.
The Fram Strait is the passage between Greenland and Svalbard, located roughly between 77°N and 81°N latitudes and centered on the prime meridian.
Fugloy (Danish Fuglø, Old Norse Fuglaey) is the eastern-most island in the Faroe Islands.
Prof Georg Ossian Sars HFRSE (20 April 1837 – 9 April 1927) was a Norwegian marine and freshwater biologist.
A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries.
The Globigerinida is an order of foraminiferans that are found as marine plankton.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (GSE; Большая советская энциклопедия, БСЭ, Bolshaya sovetskaya entsiklopediya) is one of the largest Russian-language encyclopedias, published by the Soviet state from 1926 to 1990, and again since 2002 by Russia (under the name Bolshaya Rossiyskaya entsiklopediya or Great Russian Encyclopedia).
Greenland (Kalaallit Nunaat,; Grønland) is an autonomous constituent country within the Kingdom of Denmark between the Arctic and Atlantic Oceans, east of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
The Greenland Sea is a body of water that borders Greenland to the west, the Svalbard archipelago to the east, Fram Strait and the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Norwegian Sea and Iceland to the south.
Guillemots is the common name for several species of seabird in the auk family (part of the order Charadriiformes).
The haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus) is a saltwater fish from the family Gadidae, the true cods, it is the only species in the monotypic genus Melanogrammus.
The haptophytes, classified either as the Haptophyta, Haptophytina or Prymnesiophyta (named for Prymnesium), are a Division (botany) of algae.
The harp seal or saddleback seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus is a species of earless seal, or true seal, native to the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Ocean.
Helgeland is the most southerly district in Northern Norway.
Henrik Mohn (15 May 1835 – 12 September 1916) was a Norwegian astronomer and meteorologist.
The hooded seal (Cystophora cristata) is a large phocid found only in the central and western North Atlantic, ranging from Svalbard in the east to the Gulf of St. Lawrence in the west.
The humpback whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) is a species of baleen whale.
Hurtigruten ("Express Route", also known as the Norwegian Coastal Express) is a Norwegian cruise, ferry and cargo operator.
The Hyperiidea are a suborder of amphipods, small aquatic crustaceans.
An ice age is a period of long-term reduction in the temperature of Earth's surface and atmosphere, resulting in the presence or expansion of continental and polar ice sheets and alpine glaciers.
Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic, with a population of and an area of, making it the most sparsely populated country in Europe.
The Icelandic Low is a semi-permanent centre of low atmospheric pressure found between Iceland and southern Greenland and extending in the Northern Hemisphere winter into the Barents Sea.
The International Hydrographic Organization (IHO) is the inter-governmental organisation representing hydrography.
Jan Mayen is a Norwegian volcanic island situated in the Arctic Ocean.
Jules Gabriel Verne (Longman Pronunciation Dictionary.; 8 February 1828 – 24 March 1905) was a French novelist, poet, and playwright.
Kandalaksha (Кандала́кша; Kantalahti, also Kandalax or Candalax in the old maps; Kannanlakši; Käddluhtt) is a town in Kandalakshsky District of Murmansk Oblast, Russia, located at the head of Kandalaksha Gulf on the White Sea, north of the Arctic Circle.
The Kattegat (Kattegatt) is a sea area bounded by the Jutlandic peninsula in the west, the Danish straits islands of Denmark to the south and the provinces of Västergötland, Scania, Halland and Bohuslän in Sweden in the east.
The kittiwakes (genus Rissa) are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae, the black-legged kittiwake (R. tridactyla) and the red-legged kittiwake (R. brevirostris).
The kraken is a legendary cephalopod-like sea monster of giant size that is said to dwell off the coasts of Norway and Greenland.
The term landslide or, less frequently, landslip, refers to several forms of mass wasting that include a wide range of ground movements, such as rockfalls, deep-seated slope failures, mudflows and debris flows.
The Langeled pipeline (originally known as Britpipe) is an underwater pipeline transporting Norwegian natural gas to the United Kingdom.
This is a list of seas - large divisions of the World Ocean, including areas of water variously, gulfs, bights, bays, and straits.
Lofoten is an archipelago and a traditional district in the county of Nordland, Norway.
Lophelia pertusa, the only species in the genus Lophelia, is a cold-water coral which grows in the deep waters throughout the North Atlantic ocean, as well as parts of the Caribbean Sea and Alboran Sea.
Mackerel is a common name applied to a number of different species of pelagic fish, mostly, but not exclusively, from the family Scombridae.
Matti Kullervo Seppälä (born 5 September 1941 in Vaasa) is a Finnish geomorphologist specialized in cold climate aeolian processes.
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a mid-ocean ridge, a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, and part of the longest mountain range in the world.
The minke whale, or lesser rorqual, is a type of baleen whale.
Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an 1851 novel by American writer Herman Melville.
Mosken is a small uninhabited rocky island in the municipality of Værøy in Nordland county, Norway.
Moskenesøya (lit. Moskenes Island) is an island at the southern end of the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway.
The Moskstraumen or Moskenstraumen is a system of tidal eddies and whirlpools, one of the strongest in the world, that forms at the Lofoten archipelago, Norway, in the Norwegian Sea.
Murmansk (p; Мурман ланнҍ; Murmánska; Muurman) is a port city and the administrative center of Murmansk Oblast in the far northwest part of Russia.
The Muscovy Company (also called the Russian Company or the Muscovy Trading Company, Московская компания, Moskovskaya kompaniya) was an English trading company chartered in 1555.
Namsen (Nååmesje) is one of the longest rivers in Trøndelag county, in the central part of Norway.
Natural gas is a naturally occurring hydrocarbon gas mixture consisting primarily of methane, but commonly including varying amounts of other higher alkanes, and sometimes a small percentage of carbon dioxide, nitrogen, hydrogen sulfide, or helium.
The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, Greenland, Cuba, the Bahamas, extreme northeastern Asia, and parts of Iceland and the Azores.
The North Atlantic Current (NAC), also known as North Atlantic Drift and North Atlantic Sea Movement, is a powerful warm western boundary current that extends the Gulf Stream north-eastward.
North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) is a deep water mass formed in the North Atlantic Ocean.
North Cape (Nordkapp; Davvenjárga) is a cape on the northern coast of the island of Magerøya in Northern Norway.
The North Sea (Mare Germanicum) is a marginal sea of the Atlantic Ocean located between Great Britain, Scandinavia, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, and France.
The northern bottlenose whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) is a species of beaked whale in the ziphiid family, being one of two members of the genus Hyperoodon.
The Northern Fleet (Северный флот, Severnyy Flot) is the fleet of the Russian Navy in the Arctic Ocean.
Northern krill, Meganyctiphanes norvegica, is a species of krill that lives in the North Atlantic Ocean.
The Northern Sea Route (Се́верный морско́й путь, Severnyy morskoy put, shortened to Севморпуть, Sevmorput) is a shipping route officially defined by Russian legislation as lying east of Novaya Zemlya and specifically running along the Russian Arctic coast from the Kara Sea, along Siberia, to the Bering Strait.
The Northwest Passage (abbreviated as NWP) is, from the European and northern Atlantic point of view, the sea route to the Pacific Ocean through the Arctic Ocean, along the northern coast of North America via waterways through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.
The Norwegian continental shelf is the continental shelf over which Norway exercises sovereign rights as defined by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.
The Norwegian Current (also known as the Norwegian Coastal Current) is a water current that flows northeasterly along the Atlantic coast of Norway at depths of between 50 and 100 metres through the Barents Sea Opening into the Barents Sea.
Oceanography (compound of the Greek words ὠκεανός meaning "ocean" and γράφω meaning "write"), also known as oceanology, is the study of the physical and biological aspects of the ocean.
Olaus Magnus (October 1490 – 1 August 1557) was a Swedish writer and Catholic ecclesiastic.
Old Norse was a North Germanic language that was spoken by inhabitants of Scandinavia and inhabitants of their overseas settlements from about the 9th to the 13th century.
Ormen Lange is a natural gas field on the Norwegian continental shelf.
The or OSPAR Convention is the current legislative instrument regulating international cooperation on environmental protection in the North-East Atlantic.
Pandalus borealis is a species of caridean shrimp found in cold parts of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
A parish is a church territorial entity constituting a division within a diocese.
Phytoplankton are the autotrophic (self-feeding) components of the plankton community and a key part of oceans, seas and freshwater basin ecosystems.
Poetic Edda is the modern attribution for an unnamed collection of Old Norse anonymous poems, which is different from the Edda written by Snorri Sturluson.
The saithe, (Pollachius virens) is a species of marine fish in the Pollachius genus.
Pomors or Pomory (p, Seasiders) are Russian settlers, primarily from Novgorod, and their descendants living on the White Sea coasts and the territory whose southern border lies on a watershed which separates the White Sea river basin from the basins of rivers that flow south.
Puffins are any of three small species of alcids (auks) in the bird genus Fratercula with a brightly coloured beak during the breeding season.
Ranelva is a long river in the municipality of Rana in Nordland county, Norway.
Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands, in South Holland within the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt river delta at the North Sea.
Salinity is the saltiness or amount of salt dissolved in a body of water (see also soil salinity).
Scallop is a common name that is primarily applied to any one of numerous species of saltwater clams or marine bivalve mollusks in the taxonomic family Pectinidae, the scallops.
A sea is a large body of salt water that is surrounded in whole or in part by land.
Sebastes is a genus of fish in the family Sebastidae (though some include this in Scorpaenidae), most of which have the common name of rockfish.
The sei whale (Balaenoptera borealis) is a baleen whale, the third-largest rorqual after the blue whale and the fin whale.
Sellafield is a nuclear fuel reprocessing and nuclear decommissioning site, close to the village of Seascale on the coast of the Irish Sea in Cumbria, England.
The Skagerrak is a strait running between the southeast coast of Norway, the southwest coast of Sweden, and the Jutland peninsula of Denmark, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea.
Snøhvit (Snow White) is the name of a natural gas field in the Norwegian Sea, situated northwest of Hammerfest, Norway.
K-278 Komsomolets was the only Project 685 Plavnik (Плавник, meaning "fin", also known by its NATO reporting name of "Mike"-class) nuclear-powered attack submarine of the Soviet Navy.
Spawn is the eggs and sperm released or deposited into water by aquatic animals.
Spitsbergen (formerly known as West Spitsbergen; Norwegian: Vest Spitsbergen or Vestspitsbergen, also sometimes spelled Spitzbergen) is the largest and only permanently populated island of the Svalbard archipelago in northern Norway.
Springer Science+Business Media or Springer, part of Springer Nature since 2015, is a global publishing company that publishes books, e-books and peer-reviewed journals in science, humanities, technical and medical (STM) publishing.
Squid are cephalopods of the two orders Myopsida and Oegopsida, which were formerly regarded as two suborders of the order Teuthida, however recent research shows Teuthida to be paraphyletic.
Steigen is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway.
The three Storegga Slides are considered to be amongst the largest known landslides.
thumb The Suez Canal (قناة السويس) is an artificial sea-level waterway in Egypt, connecting the Mediterranean Sea to the Red Sea through the Isthmus of Suez.
Svalbard (prior to 1925 known by its Dutch name Spitsbergen, still the name of its largest island) is a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean.
In oceanography, a sverdrup (symbol: Sv) is a non-SI unit of flow, with equal to.
Territorial waters or a territorial sea, as defined by the 2013 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, is a belt of coastal waters extending at most from the baseline (usually the mean low-water mark) of a coastal state.
Thalassiosira is a genus of diatoms.
Tides are the rise and fall of sea levels caused by the combined effects of the gravitational forces exerted by the Moon and the Sun and the rotation of Earth.
, officially, is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and has been the capital since 1869.
Trawling is a method of fishing that involves pulling a fishing net through the water behind one or more boats.
A tsunami (from 津波, "harbour wave"; English pronunciation) or tidal wave, also known as a seismic sea wave, is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake.
Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea: A Tour of the Underwater World (Vingt mille lieues sous les mers: Tour du monde sous-marin, "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Seas: A Tour of the Underwater World") is a classic science fiction adventure novel by French writer Jules Verne published in 1870.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.
University of California Press, otherwise known as UC Press, is a publishing house associated with the University of California that engages in academic publishing.
Værøy is an island and municipality in Nordland county, Norway.
The river Vefsna (Vaapstenjeanoe or Vapstälven) is the largest river in Nordland county, Norway.
Vestfjord is a Norwegian sea area, the name literally meaning "the West fjord" called a fjord, which could be best described as a firth or an open bight of sea, between the Lofoten archipelago and the Salten district of mainland Norway.
The walrus (Odobenus rosmarus) is a large flippered marine mammal with a discontinuous distribution about the North Pole in the Arctic Ocean and subarctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere.
Walter Moers (born 24 May 1957 in Mönchengladbach) is a German comic creator and author.
The West Spitsbergen Current (WSC) is a warm, salty current that runs poleward just west of Spitsbergen, (formerly called West Spitsbergen), in the Arctic Ocean.
A whirlpool is a body of swirling water produced by the meeting of opposing currents.
The white-beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris) is a marine mammal belonging to the family Delphinidae (dolphins) in the suborder Odontoceti (toothed whales).
Willem Barentsz (anglicized as William Barents or Barentz) (c. 1550 – 20 June 1597) was a Dutch navigator, cartographer, and Arctic explorer.
The Wyville Thomson Ridge is a bathymetric feature of the North Atlantic Ocean floor ca.
The 61st parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 61 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.
The 63rd parallel north is a circle of latitude that is 63 degrees north of the Earth's equatorial plane.