Kaffiøyra

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Kaffiøyra
Kaffiøyra viewed from the Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station
Kaffiøyra is located in Svalbard
Kaffiøyra
Location in Svalbard
Coordinates: 78°38′N 11°59′E / 78.64°N 11.98°E / 78.64; 11.98Coordinates: 78°38′N 11°59′E / 78.64°N 11.98°E / 78.64; 11.98
CountryNorway
ArchipelagoSvalbard

Kaffiøyra (Coffee Plain) is a coastal plain in Oscar II Land at Spitsbergen, Svalbard.

The plain has a length of about thirteen kilometers, extending from Aavatsmarkbreen southwards to Oliverbreen.[1] Kaffiøyra is crossed by several brooks originating from glaciers,[1] including Øyrnesbekken which flows from Irenebreen to Øyrnes.[2] Among headlands along the plain are Snipeodden, Øyrnes, Tjørnnes and Snippen.[3][4][5][6]

The Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station, a base for research in climatology, glaciology, hydrology and geomorphology, is located in the northern part of the plain.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kaffiøyra (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  2. ^ "Øyrnesbekken (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  3. ^ "Snipeodden (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  4. ^ "Øyrnes (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  5. ^ "Tjørnnes (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  6. ^ "Snippen (Svalbard)". Norwegian Polar Institute. Retrieved 29 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Nicolaus Copernicus University Polar Station, Kaffiøyra (NW Spitsbergen)". Nicolaus Copernicus University. Retrieved 29 November 2013.