(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2010)

Document title

Coastal environments around Thule settlements in Northeast Greenland

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KROON A. (1) ; JAKOBSEN B.H. (1) ; PEDERSEN J.B.T. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Geography and Geology, Univ., Copenhagen, DANEMARK


The study site in Northeast Greenland is located between 75°-73°30N. It lies in the high arctic climate zone with continuous permafrost. The AA. focuse on the relation between the various types of coastal environments and the location of Thule Inuit settlements, especially the winter settlements. The geology and geomorphology of the coastal environments are presented and the dominant coastal and arctic processes with its seasonal variability are summarized. Thereafter, the suitability of various coastal environments towards the settlement requirements is discussed and preferred locations for settlements are shown. The Thule culture abandoned Northeast Greenland about 1850 AD, and apart from settlements on basalt capes, most of the winter settlement sites in pocket beach areas have been affected by erosion


Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 1903-2471

Editor : Det Kongelige Danske Geografiske Selskab, Kobenhavn - DANEMARK (2009)

Millesime : 2010, vol. 110, no2 [pp. 143-154]

Bibliographic references : 22 ref.

Collation : 10 fig., 1 tabl.




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