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Cape Cort Adelaer

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Location  Sermersooq, Greenland
Elevation  707 m
Offshore water bodies  North Atlantic Ocean
Area  Arctic
Cape Cort Adelaer

Cape Cort Adelaer (Danish: Kap Cort Adelaer), also known as Cape Adelaer, is a headland in the North Atlantic Ocean, southeast Greenland, Sermersooq municipality. This cape is named after Norwegian seaman Cort Adeler (1622 – 1675) who distinguished himself for services rendered to the Royal Dano-Norwegian Navy.

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Geography

Cape Cort Adelaer is located in the northeast of an irregularly-shaped coastal island located on the northern side of the mouth of the Napasorsuaq Fjord. Cape Daniel Rantzau, the SE headland of the same island is located 7.2 km to the south.

Small Uummannaarsuk island lies 2 km to the southeastof the cape.

History

Cape Cort Adelaer weather station was built and staffed on this headland by the Allies during World War II. At that time there was another weather station on Skjoldungen further north up the coast.

References

Cape Cort Adelaer Wikipedia


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