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Axel Heiberg Island

(ăk`səl hī`bərg), 13,583 sq mi (35,180 sq km), in the Arctic Ocean, N Nunavut Territory, Canada, W of Ellesmere Island. It was named by the Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup (who explored it 1898–1902) for one of his patrons. The island's plateau surface (3,000–6,000 ft/915–1,830 m high) is deeply indented by fjords.
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There are places on Mars where the temperature reaches relatively warm -10 to 0 degrees and perhaps even above 0 degree C," Whyte said, "and on Axel Heiberg it gets down to -50, easy.
I get the magnetic gear running at the expedition base camp on Axel Heiberg Island, and the readings roll in.
He spent some time in the Canadian Arctic in the late '50s and early '60s as a geomagnetician at Baker Lake, as an inspector of geomagnetic observatories for the Dominion Observatory, and as a member of the Jacobsen-McGill Expedition to Axel Heiberg island.
On Axel Heiberg, however, ancient trees still look and feel like living wood.
Jahren is using chemical analyses to measure the proportions of oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, and other elements in the Axel Heiberg fossils.
In 1898, a Norwegian expedition laid claim to part of Ellesmere Island and all of Axel Heiberg and the two Ringnes Islands.
Our analyses of 14C-free samples - Albertite, IAEA wood and Axel Heiberg wood - demonstrated that our technique does not add significantly to the modern carbon background of the AMS.
royalty interest in certain oil and gas leases; Axel Heiberg Oil interest in oil and gas property rights; and oil exploration rights on expropriated land in Cuba.
A pale-bellied brent geese at Morfa Bychan was colour ringed on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Canadian Arctic.
These specimens came from recently discovered sites in the Geodetic Hills region of Axel Heiberg Island, NWT.