Ghost islands of the Arctic: The world’s ‘northern-most island’ isn’t the first to vanish

These elusive islands in the Arctic are actually large icebergs grounded at the sea bottom. Image: Unsplash/ Willian Justen de Vasconcellos

Kevin Hamilton
Emeritus Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hawaii
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Graf Zeppelin geographic scientific investigations Arctic international polar science committee ghost islands
The notion of using the Graf Zeppelin to conduct geographic and scientific investigations of the high Arctic was taken up by an international polar science committee. Image: The Conversation.

Polarfahrt Franz Josef Land Arctic ghost islands
The Polarfahrt confirmed the existence of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic. Image: The Conversation.

Pavel Molchanov Ludwig Weickmann weather balloon Arctic ghost islands
Pavel Molchanov and Ludwig Weickmann prepare to launch a weather balloon. Image: The Conversation.
Molchanov hydrogen-filled weather balloons first observations stratospheric temperatures Arctic pole
Molchanov’s hydrogen-filled weather balloons provided the first observations of the stratospheric temperatures near the Arctic pole. Image: The Conversation.


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