Sunday, August 29, 2010

ALGERIA - Cover from Setif, Algeria to Braga, Portugal

Registered cover with stamps from the 2009 Algerian issues – International Polar Year and Protection of Glaciers and Jewels of Southern Algeria posted on July, 22 2010.
(Special thanks to my friend Ouari Khemissi)

Poles and Glacier P

Over the millennia, glaciers have experienced periods of growth and melting, their mass, as is the natural fluctuation dictated by climatic cycles. From 'the last decades, they have begun the decline that continues today.

As and when the ice melts, there is less and less solar energy being reflected from the ice and more and more absorbed by the ocean. A significant decrease in glaciers and
ice covering the sea in 'polar regions has been registered. Thus, the thickness of the ice in the Arctic Ocean
increased from 4.88 m on average in 1980 to 2.75m in 2000, a decrease of 2.13 m in 20 years. Studies conducted during 2003 by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) , the Arctic lost around 10% its permanent ice.

During the past century, temperatures in the northern regions has increased, average of 1.51 ° C, which produced the phenomenon of global 1'atmosphère, a phenomenon linked primarily to the concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. The largest projected temperature rise during this century, will vary between 2 ° C and 6 ° C and will affect primarily the northern regions of the 'planet. Also, methods of production of different energies have clearly demonstrated their close association with the phenomenon of global
warming that threatens the planet.

However, the polar regions play an important role in the global climate system by storing the energy of all the hot zones exist worldwide, and exchanging heat flows from Ecuador against the flow of cold water north and vice versa.
Polar regions, seen also as a factor in regulating the climate of the world, used to study many questions related to the planet such as climate, biodiversity, ozone depletion, atmospheric chemistry, ocean dynamics The structure of the globe, etc.

Our planet appears as a whole when the climate is partly dependent on complex interactions between ocean, atmosphere, biosphere, cryosphere, and human ac
tivity. The issue of concern to humanity at present and how to slow the advance of climate change on the entire planet to reduce their impact on living beings.

With the aim of reducing the rapid progress which is the phenomenon of global warming, the optimal use of different energies is needed. Algeria is supported, in turn, and whatever the dangers may be caused to the nature, all efforts by the international community to protect and preserve our planet.
Date of Issue: 28. 03. 2009
Face value: 38 DA
Dimensions: 26 x 36 mm Perforation: 14 x 14 Layout/Format: TL
Stamps per TL: 25
Number in set: 1
Stamp designer: Kamardine Krim
Stamp engraver:
Printer: Imprimerie de la Banque d’Algérie
Print technology: Offset

Jewels of Southern Algeria

The southern Algeria, a vast territory and crossroads of nomadic and sedentary, had all the advantages of developing a rich and prosperous jewelry. Jewelers have largely contributed themselves to the distribution of their products. But they chose to settle primarily in major centers where the clientele was important. The jewels of southern Algeria are often perforated and filled grounds, giving them certain originality.

Fibula circular Saharan Atlas
On the hollow center of the circular fibula of silver of the Saharan Atlas is fixed barb. 'The edge of the disc comes in pellets, on the periphery of the center, it is decorated: four cabochons set with colored glass and filigree patterns.

Collier amulets Ia Saoura
The necklace is silver amulets from Saoura region is composed of a bundle of five chains, three square boxes, two triangular and two cylindrical. These boxes amulets hollow inside are decorated with geometric and plant using the technique of embossing.

Ornament pectoral I'Atlas Saharan
The pectoral ornament of the atlas Silver Sahara consists of two perforated fibulae decorated with floral motifs. Both fibulae are connected to the other, by a moon chain tripled.

Silver fibula from Saoura
Formed dune plate decorated with incision and added to obtain floral and geometric disposed on any surface of the plate. The basis of this fibula ends with a crescent.

Date of Issue: 13. 05. 2009
Face value: 1 DA, 5 DA, 9 DA and 10 DA
Dimensions: 22 x 32 mm
Perforation: 14 x 14 Layout/Format:
Stamps per Sheet:
Number in set:
Stamp designer: Kamardine Krim
Stamp engraver:
Printer: Imprimerie de la Banque d’Algérie
Print technology: Offset

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