The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia

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

Pronchishchev Range

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-24237-8_413

Pronchishchev Range – an upland in the northwest of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia). It extends from Anabar Bay of the Laptev Sea in the west to the mouth of the Olenyok River in the east. The height is up to 315 m. It is composed mainly of sandstones and covered with moss and lichen vegetation; sometimes it is a rocky tundra. It was named in 1892–1893 by the expedition of E. V. Toll in honor of V. Pronchishchev.

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