HELSINKI — A team of Arctic researchers from Denmark say they accidentally discovered what they accept is the world’s northernmost island situated off Greenland’s coast.
The scientists from the University of Copenhagen at initially idea they had shown up at Oodaaq, an island found by a Danish study group in 1978, to gather tests during an undertaking that was conducted in July.
They rather ended up on an unseen island further north.
“We were convinced that the island we were standing on was Oodaaq, which until then was registered as the world’s northernmost island,” said campaign pioneer Morten Rasch of the college’s branch of geosciences and regular asset the board.
“But when I posted photos of the island and its coordinates on social media, a number of American island hunters went crazy and said that it couldn’t be true,” he said in a statement on Friday.
“Island hunters” are known as travelers whose leisure activity it is to look for obscure islands.
The island may not keep going extremely long
The yet-to-be-named island is 780 meters (around 850 yards) north of Oodaaq, an island off Cape Morris Jesup, the northernmost mark of Greenland and quite possibly the most northerly places of land on Earth.
The little island, apparently discovered because of moving pack ice, is around 30 by 60 meters (around 100 by 200 feet) in size and ascends to around three to four meters (10 to 13 feet) above ocean level, the college said. The examination group apparently doesn’t believe the revelation to be an aftereffect of environmental change and has purportedly proposed naming the island Qeqertaq Avannarleq, which signifies “the northernmost island” in Greenlandic.
The island comprises fundamentally of little hills of residue and rock, as indicated by Rasch. He said it could be the consequence of a significant tempest that, with the assistance of the ocean, step by step pushed material from the seabed together until an island shaped. The island isn’t relied upon to exist quite a while, Danish researchers accept.
“No one knows how long it will remain. In principle, it could disappear as soon as a powerful new storm hits,” Rasch said.