[ US /ˈɑməndsən, ˈeɪməndsən/ ]
  1. Norwegian explorer who was the first to traverse the Northwest Passage and in 1911 the first to reach the South Pole (1872-1928)
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  • A heavily crevassed glacier at the edge of the polar plateau, about 20 miles long and 8 miles wide, draining the south part of the Mohn Basin and flowing northeast to enter the upper part of Amundsen Glacier just north of the mountain group consisting of Mounts Wisting, Hassel, Bjaaland and Prestrud. Devil's Glacier
  • The massive changes to ice streams flowing into the Amundsen Sea observed in the last decade include flow-rates that now exceed 1,000 metres per annum. Warmest in a Millll-yun Years « Climate Audit
  • Charcot continued to chart the icy coastline to about 124°W (the Bellinghausen Sea and the Amundsen Sea) before turning north. The Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration
  • Amundsen's expedition was the first to reach the South Pole.
  • Amundsen also learned how to drive dog teams from Inuit he met.
  • The working watch, discovered by Niels Jakup Mortensen, 11, was accompanied by a letter from its burier, Joergen Amundsen, a descendant of Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen. Unthreaded #7 « Climate Audit
  • The Amundsen will stay at each stop anywhere from one to three days, depending on the size of the community.
  • Since reading about it as a boy, Amundsen had been fascinated by Englishman John Franklin's disastrous search for the Northwest Passage.
  • Low pressure cells over the Amundsen Sea are forcing up deep water, which is warmer than 1°C. Archive 2010-03-01
  • When Scott reached the South Pole he found Amundsen had anticipated him.
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