Gelög Sea

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Gelög Sea
Gelög.jpg
Gelög Sea coast
TypeSea
Primary inflowsSea of Alpa, Mpeli, Suen
Basin countriesCoastal
Liosol · Ngeyvger · Qgam
Non-coastal
Hyuy En
Salinity0.65%
FrozenFreezes over in winter
Islands29
SettlementsCaa Ļer, Cathindiaegh, Ce'ess, Ethli-Sagiazi, Kaben, Rehleysa, Sanraen

The Gelög Sea is a marginal sea of the Sea of Alpa enclosed by the peninsulas of Western Miraria and Soltenna. Due to low salinity and the area's cold climate, the whole of the sea is covered in seasonal ice during winter, for which the sea is notable.

Etymology

The word Gelög is derived from the name of the Gelög people, an ethnic group which lived in northern Soltenna.

History

Geography

The Gelög Sea is a semi-enclosed sea, and its extents are defined as follows:

On the North: by the eastern extent of the eastern island of [Jolia SAR] and the western extent of the Rehleysa Peninsula in Ngeyvger, following the southern coast of Ngeyvger et al.
On the East: by the western extent of the Bay of Uoku.
On the South: by the northern coast of Liosol et al.
On the West: by the extent of the southeastern peninsula of the eastern island of Jolia SAR extending down to the southern Jolian islands and ultimately to the Šde Peninsula in Qgam.

Major rivers that empty into the Gelög Sea include three rivers in Ngeyvger, one river in Cathilea, and one river in Ensia and Suenia.

Hydrology and Climate

A Qgamic nuclear-powered icebreaker operating in the Gelög sea.
Long-term measurements made within the top 2 metres at the port of Caa Ļer show a maximum average summer surface temperature ranging from approximately 6°C to 10°C, and a minimum winter temperature of -1°C.

As precipitation generally outweighs evaporation, the average salinity is quite low, varying by location between 6‰ and 10‰, with an average salinity of 6.5‰. Consequently, the sea is generally at least partially frozen during an average of five months of the year.

Ecosystem

Biodiversity

Sapient Activities