Except for landfast ice
along the coasts, the ice in the Hudson Strait remains mobile all winter; leads open and close frequently, and the ice can become heavily ridged by March (Saucier et al.
Also, Nunavut has regulatory jurisdiction over most landfast ice
attached to the shoreline within the NSA, regardless of its distance from the coast.
At the boundary of landfast ice
, ridges were formed in the compressive region on the southern and eastern sides, respectively.
Some words, including sikuliagruaq (thick ice) and agiuppak (a smooth wall of ice along the edge of landfast ice
formed by other moving ice), you heard people use, he said, but others, like aluksraq (young ice punched by seals forming a seal blowhole), not much.
During spring and summer, Archipelago bears used landfast ice
more intensively, whereas Baffin bears used moving ice, defined as thick first-year ice found in large floes.
This pattern occurs because of preferential thawing of sediment-laden ice in the spring and retention of melting intertidal ice over the tidal flats by the solid landfast ice
in deeper water (McCann and Dale, 1986).
is normally a stable ice sheet, and its outer edge extends further out from the coast in winter, as the ice grows thicker.
To further explore the relationships among variables, we used a Pearson correlation matrix weighted by proportional survey effort, which included the variables year, survey date, temperature, wind speed, proportion of landfast ice
, proportion of open water, and ringed seal density.
Thus there is insignificant difference between reflectances of brackish landfast ice
and lake-ice when they are covered by a similar snow cover.
Consequently, landfast ice
often occupies a significant area along the northern coast in normal and severe winters, making the drift ice zone even narrower.
The marine breeding habitats of ringed seals are associated with landfast ice
and pack ice areas (e.
Density distribution of fish in the presence of whales at the Admiralty Inlet landfast ice