Storfjorden was historically known as Wybe Jans Water, named after the Friesland whaler Wybe Jansz van Stavoren. The fjord was first labelled as such in 1620.
Storfjorden was the epicenter of a great earthquake 20 February 2008 UCT.Norway had one of its greatest earthquakes in history on the 21st of February 2008. On the Richter scale it was measured at 6.2.
Conway, W. M. 1906. No Man’s Land: A History of Spitsbergen from Its Discovery in 1596 to the Beginning of the Scientific Exploration of the Country. Cambridge: At the University Press.
Norwegian Polar Institute
Watermass transformations in Storfjorden (R. Skogsetha, P.M. Haugan and M. Jakobsson. Elsevier Ltd. 2004