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From: Dan Richter (1:317/3)
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Date: Tue, 23.03.21 12:00
ES Picture of the Day 23 2021
EPOD - a service of USRA

The Earth Science Picture of the Day (EPOD) highlights the diverse processes
and phenomena which shape our planet and our lives. EPOD will collect and
archive photos, imagery, graphics, and artwork with short explanatory
captions and links exemplifying features within the Earth system. The
community is invited to contribute digital imagery, short captions and
relevant links.

Lofoten Islands, Norway

March 23, 2021

Alvaro Loften Islands

Photographer: Alvaro Perez
Summary Authors: Alvaro Perez; Stu Witmer

The Lofoten Islands, seen above, lie off the coast of Norway above
the Arctic Circle. A climate provided by the passing Gulf
Stream gives these islands warmer temperatures than other places at the
same latitude such as Alaska or Greenland.

Lofoten is known for its distinctive scenery. Its mountains are part of
the Scandinavian Caledonides range that runs south from the
northern tip of Norway. The geology of the islands is complex
containing primarily granitic basement rocks of the
Transscandinanavian igneous belt.

First inhabited over 7,000 years ago the islands were covered with
large birch and pine forests, home to such wildlife as bears, deer and
beavers. Grain was grown here as early as 4,000 years ago. Photo taken
February 19, 2018.
* Hamnøy, Norway Coordinates: 67.94759, 13.13138

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Lighthouse and Maddalena Peninsula

Geography Links

* Atlapedia Online
* CountryReports
* GPS Visualizer
* Holt Rinehart Winston World Atlas
* Mapping Our World
* Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection
* Types of Land
* World Mapper

Earth Science Picture of the Day is a service of the Universities
Space Research Association.

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