amundsen amundsen  /ˈeɪmənd sən/

Definition(s):

  • (n) Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)

News

  1. Huge iceberg breaks away from the Pine Island glacier in the Antarctic

    On 8 July 2013 a huge area of the ice shelf broke away from the Pine Island glacier, the longest and fastest flowing glacier in the Antarctic, and is now floating in the Amundsen Sea in the form of a very large iceberg.
    on July 10, 2013     Source: EurekAlert!

  2. Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier Produces Giant Iceberg

    The Antarctic’s Pine Island Glacier (PIG) has spawned a giant iceberg measuring roughly eight times the size of Manhattan Island in New York. Pine Island Glacier (PIG), one of the Antarctic’s largest ice streams, flows west-northwest along the south side of the Hudson Mountains into Pine Island Bay, Amundsen Sea, in Antarctica. Satellite and airborne... Read more » Antarctic’s Pine Island ...
    on July 10, 2013     Source: The Inquisitr

Quotes

  1. "All of us grew up reading the fantastic tales of Scott and Amundsen," said Ben Fogle, a British television presenter who will team up for the race with Olympic rowing medalist James Cracknell and a third team mate yet to be named.
    on Jan 18, 2008 By: Ben Fogle Source: Reuters

  2. Mr Pugh, who trained in a glacial lake in Norway, said: "I will never give up in front of a Norwegian, let alone a relative of Roald Amundsen."
    on Jul 15, 2007 By: Lewis Gordon Pugh Source: Times Online

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