The prevailing West Greenland Current usually carries icebergs first to the north and then counterclockwise around Baffin Bay before the icebergs even begin their southward journey many months later.
In Brown's book, the iceberg calved from Jakobshavn Glacier in September 1910, moves out of Disk [empty set] Bay, and is then carried northward up the coast by the West Greenland Current.
Nearly 300 radiocarbon dates on Holocene driftwood from the Canadian Arctic Archipelago reveal two regions with contrasting histories of driftwood incursion: the region accessible to wood brought into Baffin Bay by the West Greenland Current and the rest of the archipelago, which receives wood from the Arctic Ocean.
If the distal TPD were deflected entirely westward, wood should become available for widespread stranding throughout the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, but none would be delivered by the West Greenland Current unless contributed by sources other than the TPD.
Region Accessible from Baffin Bay: The east coast of Baffin Island and the coast of Ellesmere Island south of Smith Sound are accessible to wood brought into Baffin Bay by the West Greenland Current.
the TPD was split more or less evenly at northeast Greenland and delivered wood to both the archipelago and northern Baffin Bay; most wood arriving in both regions was spruce, presumably of North American origin; the West Greenland Current was fully established by 8.