Fridtjof Nansen and Arctic geomorphology

Category Geomorphology
Group GSI.IR
Location International Geological Congress,oslo 2008
Author Hestmark, Geir
Holding Date 03 September 2008

The Norwegian polar explorer Fridtjof Nansen studied the geomorphology of Greenland, the North Polar sea and the Barents Sea, and published works on glacier dynamics, the creation of landscape forms, continental shelves, and isostacy. The paper presents the scientific context of this research and also discusses its political implications.