Author Archives: Alexander Korablev

About Alexander Korablev

I am oceanographer and currently a guest scientist at Geophysical Institute, University of Bergen

Can the “Maelstrom of the Lofoten Basin” swallow ships?

In 1841 the American poet and writer Edgar Allan Poe published a story entitled ‘A descent into the Maelstrom’ (Poe, 1841). This early form of science fiction contains a breathtaking episode of a ship immersing into a giant whirlpool close … Continue reading

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