The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

2016 Edition
| Editors: Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov

Fram, Island

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Fram, Island – is located to the north of the Pronchishchev Cape, adjacent to the ridge of the Komsomolskaya Pravda Islands in the Laptev Sea, Taymyr (Dolgano-Nenets) Autonomous Okrug, Russia. It was named in 1919 after the ship “Fram” by the members of the Norwegian polar expedition on board the ship “Maud” under the command of R. Amundsen. On board the “Fram,” the expedition to the central regions of the Arctic Ocean was carried out in 1893–1896 under the leadership of the Norwegian scientist and Arctic explorer F. Nansen.

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