Axel Heiberg Island


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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.
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.
A Hadrosaurid (Dinosauria: Ornithischia) from the Late Cretaceous (Campanian) Kanguk Formation of Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada and Its Ecological and Geographical Implications.
They also saw, on the Ringnes islands and Axel Heiberg Island, numerous piercement structures (salt domes) penetrating the Mesozoic strata.
We illustrate the value of longevity in high-latitude glaciological measurement series with results from a programme of research in the Expedition Fiord area of western Axel Heiberg Island that began in 1959.
Half a Century of Measurements of Glaciers on Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada.
At the Axel Heiberg Island site, the dominant climatic influences over annual stem elongation were previous year (t-1) and current year (t) summer precipitation, while annual production of flower buds was influenced by (t) winter precipitation and spring temperature.
17, the mountains that John Ross claimed he saw blocking Lancaster Sound in 1818 were named the "Croker Mountains," after John Wilson Croker, First Lord of the Admiralty, not the "Crocker Mountains." Eber appears to have confused the name with that of "Crocker Land," the non-existent land that Robert Peary claimed to have seen northwest of Axel Heiberg Island in 1906.
Warmer temperatures occur in the low Arctic and on the Fosheim Peninsula on Ellesmere Island and nearby Axel Heiberg Island. The growing season is short, occurring between late June and August, and continuous permafrost is widespread, limiting groundwater inputs to lakes (Woo, 1991).