Kane Basin

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Kane Basin,

110 mi (177 km) long, part of the channel between NW Greenland and E Ellesmere Island. The Humboldt Glacier flows into the basin. It is named for the U.S. explorer Elisha K. KaneKane, Elisha Kent,
1820–57, American physician and arctic explorer, b. Philadelphia. Seeking adventure after medical school, Kane entered naval service and before he was 30 had seen many parts of the world and had served in the Mexican War.
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Kane Basin


a sea of the Arctic Ocean, between the islands of Greenland and Ellesmere (Canadian Arctic Archipelago).

To the north, Kane Basin is connected to the Arctic Basin by the Kennedy and Robson channels; to the south it is connected to Baffin Bay by Smith Sound. The area of the sea is approximately 24,000 sq km, and its depth is 150–300 m. Kane Basin is covered with ice throughout the year. It was discovered by E. K. Kane and named in his honor.

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In Kane Basin and Smith Sound, the sea ice was landfast for a comparatively short time in each sea-ice year (Fig.
They were followed by the M'Clure, West Barrow-Viscount Melville, Franklin, M'Clintock, and Kane Basin sub-regions, which were free of landfast ice by early August in most years.
Variability in the breakup date was high in Kane Basin, and in Amundsen, Amundsen Mouth, M'Clure, the south half of the Prince Regent sub-region, and Eastern Parry Channel (Fig.
The lack of significant trends in most of the Baffin Bay sub-regions was probably due to the high inter - and intra-annual variability associated with the chronology and location of landfast ice occurrence, as described in previous sections (note that the [rho]-value for the trend in breakup date in Kane Basin, though not significant, is quite low).
Kane Basin and the coastline areas of Northwest, West, and East Baffin Bay also all experienced significant negative trends in landfast sea-ice duration (Fig.
And he reflects astutely on Adolphus Greely, who led a disastrous expedition along the east coast of Ellesmere Island, and did not attempt to cross Kane Basin to where the Inuit lived: "is it not possible that Lieutenant Greely .
In fact the relief ship, Proteus, had been crushed and sunk in the southern part of Kane Basin, without having left any significant amount of provisions.
Having abandoned the boats in the southern part of Kane Basin, the party then drifted south with the ice through Smith Sound and finally stepped ashore at Eskimo Point, just north of Baird Inlet.
During the British Arctic Expedition, Sir George Nares had brought his two ships, HMS Alert and HMS Discovery, through the Kane Basin and Kennedy Channel to northern Ellesmere Island and the edge of the Polar Basin.
But by 10 September, ice conditions had forced him to go into winter quarters at Renssaeler Harbour (Renssaeler Bugt) on the southeastern shores of Kane Basin.
Pack ice carried south ward through Kane Basin Becomes congested in early winter and forms a blockage across the narrow head of Smith Sound.
The greatest tidal range in the Canadian Arctic occurs in the vicinity of Kane Basin and the NOW, with M tidal amplitudes reaching a maximum of 135 cm (Dunphy et al.