Pioneer Island (Russia)

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Pioneer Island
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Pioneer Island, Russia.
Pioneer Island, Russia.
Archipelago Severnaya Zemlya
Population 0

Pioneer Island is part of the Severnaya Zemlya group in the Russian Arctic. It measures 1,527 km2 (590 sq mi) in area. The island was discovered by Georgy Ushakov and Nikolay Urvantsev during their 1930-32 expedition.[1]

This island contains the Pioneer Glacier.[2]

Geological and biological data: [3] & [4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Barr, William (1975). "Severnaya Zemlya: the last major discovery". Geographical Journal. 141 (1): 59–71. doi:10.2307/1796946. 
  2. ^ Russian Arctic - Severnaya Zemlya at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)
  3. ^ Cat.Inist
  4. ^ Kollmann, J. (et al.). "Interactions between Vegetation Development and Island Formation in the Alpine River Tagliamento". Vol. 2, No. 1. Applied Vegetation Science. pp. 25–36. Retrieved March 14, 2012. 

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Coordinates: 79°55′01″N 92°01′59″E / 79.917°N 92.033°E / 79.917; 92.033