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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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I get the magnetic gear running at the expedition base camp on Axel Heiberg Island, and the readings roll in.
. "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.
On Axel Heiberg, however, ancient trees still look and feel like living wood.
Backpacking Fossil Forest of Axel Heiberg Island, Canada.
John Tarduno of Rochester University dug up some fossils on Axel Heiberg Island.
During the winter, Peter developed a great friendship with Wally Herbert, who began the detailed planning and setup for their sledging surveys between Beardmore and Axel Heiberg Glaciers that would take place in 1961-62.
A pale-bellied brent geese at Morfa Bychan was colour ringed on Axel Heiberg Island, high in the Canadian Arctic.
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.
The Fossil Forests of Axel Heiberg Island Backpack, Nunavut Territory, Canada.
These specimens came from recently discovered sites in the Geodetic Hills region of Axel Heiberg Island, NWT.
In 1969 and 1970, Keith applied these methods to study terminus fluctuations of the White Glacier on Axel Heiberg Island, under the general supervision of Fritz Muller, head of the Axel Heiberg research program at McGill University.