St. Jonsfjorden

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St. Jonsfjorden is a fjord in Oscar II Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard. It has a length of 21 kilometer, and opens westwards into the strait of Forlandsundet.[1] Several glaciers debouche into the fjord,[2] including Gaffelbreen and Konowbreen from the north, a merge of Osbornebreen, Devikbreen, Vintervegen, Paulbreen and Bukkebreen at the bottom,[3] and Vegardbreen, Charlesbreen and Bullbreen from the south.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Jonsfjorden (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 7 March 2013. 
  2. ^ Arctic Pilot: Sailing directions Svalbard–Jan Mayen 7. Stavanger: The Norwegian Hydrographic Service and The Norwegian Polar Institute. 1988. p. 245. ISBN 82-90653-06-9. 
  3. ^ "Osbornebreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  4. ^ "Charlesbreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Bullbreen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 18 November 2013. 

Coordinates: 78°31′25″N 12°45′40″E / 78.52361°N 12.76111°E / 78.52361; 12.76111