Text Version
RSS Feeds
Newsletter
Home Forum Photos Features Newsletter Archive Employment
About US Help Site Map
SEARCH   About US FAQ Site Map Site News
  SERVICES
  -Text Version
  -RSS Feeds
  -Newsletter
  -News Archive
  -Give us feedback
  -Voices of Readers
  -Online community
  -China Biz info
  What's new
 -
 -
China's third Arctic expedition team heads for Arctic Ocean
+ -
19:45, August 01, 2008

 Related News
 China to deploy first annual deep-sea subsurface mooring system in Arctic Ocean
 China to deploy first annual deep-sea subsurface mooring system in Arctic Ocean
 China's 3rd Arctic project sets sail on "Snow Dragon" in July
 Snow Dragon returns to N. Hemisphere
 China's homeward-bound Antarctic ice-breaker arrives in Australia
 Comment  Tell A Friend
 Print Format  Save Article
The icebreaker Xuelong, the carrier for China's third scientific Arctic expedition, weighed anchor on Friday and is sailing toward the Arctic Ocean to continue its journey.

The Xuelong, carrying some 110 scientists, set sail at 08:50 local time (20:50 GMT Thursday) after spending more than 80 hours anchored in a stormy sea off the Nome port in Alaska.

The Xuelong, or "Snow Dragon," dropped anchor off the port on Sunday after accomplishing its comprehensive exploration tasks in the Bering Sea, a northward extension of the Pacific Ocean between Siberia and Alaska.

The icebreaker had been scheduled to sail out on Wednesday after it could welcome aboard 9 foreign scientists and replenish supplies.

But continued bad weather and rough seas prevented the foreign scientists from boarding the ship and supplies were also unable to be loaded.

On Thursday, all the 9 foreign scientists finally boarded the icebreaker and part of the supplies were shipped aboard, before the rest of the cargo was loaded the next day.

In the Arctic Ocean, the team will conduct comprehensive observation and research on sea waters, sea ice and the atmosphere in some sea areas during the 75-day expedition.

Source: Xinhua



  Your Message:   Most Commented:
Sarkozy's conditions for Olympics visit met with anger by Chinese netizens
Miss Venezuela crowned Miss Universe 2008
Beijing promises air quality during Games
U.S. presidential candidates debate over Iraq's demand for withdrawal timetable
Report: Clinton on Obama's VP potential list

|About Peopledaily.com.cn | Advertise on site | Contact us | Site map | Job offer|
Copyright by People's Daily Online, All Rights Reserved

http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90776/90881/6464962.pdf