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First Polish Greenland Expedition 1937: on the 80th anniversary of the event

  • Krzysztof Migała (a1), Tymoteusz Sawiński (a1) and Jacek Piasecki (a1)
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This paper describes the first Polish expedition to Greenland in 1937. The fieldwork was carried out in western Greenland at the eastern edge of Arfersiorfik Fjord between Disko Bay in the north and Nordre Strömfjord in the south. The main goal was to undertake a comprehensive study of a fragment of the Greenland ice sheet edge and its foreland focusing on a cartographic survey. The first ever map of this region entitled The Polish expedition to give new names. In the post-war history, expedition members exerted great influence on the development of Polish polar research.

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