Gelog Sea

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Gelög Sea
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Gelög Sea coast
TypeSea
Primary inflowsMpeli, Suen, Eba
Ocean/sea sourcesSea of Alpa
Basin countriesCoastal
Ensia and Suenia · Maphun · Qgam · Soptemia
Non-coastal
Alakaes · Faichan · Istlurlobe · Karduv · Malansi · Nokonozan and Humosh · Yerishe
Salinity0.65%
FrozenFreezes over in winter
Islands29
SettlementsCaa Ļer, Hwam Deang Ruom, Kaben, Nlóhùjoq, Rehleysa, Sobey, Uoku

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 eastern Soltenna.

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 Gelog islands.
On the East: by the western extent of the Bay of Uoku.
On the South: by Soptemia et al.
On the West: by the Šde Peninsula in Qgam.

Major rivers that empty into the Gelög Sea include the Curka and Eeni rivers in Ensia and Suenia, the Kathn River in TBD and the Eba River on the border of Soptemia and 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