Ellef Ringnes

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Ellef Ringnes

 

an island in the Canadian Archipelago; one of the Sverdrup Islands of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. The island covers an area of 13,400 sq km. There are elevations in the east to 175 m. Vegetation consists of species typical of arctic wasteland. Structures on the island include a weather station and Isachsen Airport.

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We are going from Isachsen on Ellef Ringnes Island, up through the Sverdrup Channel, to Eureka on the Fosheim Peninsula (lovely names), and are flying in a twin-engine Otter over the Beaufort Sea, north of Axel Heiberg Island.
In those early years, he recalled in a 2003 interview, he found himself "going to the Arctic in April, to the mountains in June, and to the sea in September." In May 1961, while on an oceanographic sampling traverse over the Beaufort Sea west of Ellef Ringnes Island, Bernie's aircraft, a ski-equipped DHC Otter, went through the ice on landing.
The plan is to finish at the last certified position of the North Magnetic Pole, 32km from Isachson, on Ellef Ringnes Island sometime in the beginning of May.
It will finish at the last certified position of the North Magnetic Pole, 32km from Isachson, on Ellef Ringnes Island.
Dale McKenzie, of Sunderland, will set off on the Magsolo 2007 expedition from Ellef Ringnes Island, in the Canadian arctic in February.
Researchers found them first on Ellef Ringnes Island and more recently on Prince Patrick Island, both along the rim of the Arctic Ocean.
By 1950, weather stations were operational at Mould Bay (Prince Patrick Island), Isachsen (Ellef Ringnes Island), Resolute (Cornwallis Island), and Eureka and Alert (Ellesmere Island).
The finish is at the last officially certified position of the North Magnetic pole which is 32km from Isachson, a derelict "Dew Line" based on Ellef Ringnes Island.
These dates precede all other reports of bunting arrival north of 73 [degrees] N in eastern Nunavut (24 April, Bylot Island, Lepage et al., 1998; 29 April, Isachsen, Ellef Ringnes Island, MacDonald, 1961; 27 April, Alert, Ellesmere Island, MacDonald, 1953; 13 May, Resolute Bay, Geale, 1971).
For example, the mean concentration of TKN (generally the most abundant biologically available nitrogen species) was lower (0.171 mg [l.sup.-1]) in the Cape Bounty lakes than in small lakes and ponds surveyed across Melville Island, Banks Island, Bathurst Island, and elsewhere in the eastern Arctic Archipelago (Hamilton et al., 2001; Lim et al., 2001, 2005; Keatley et al., 2007), but higher than mean values from small lakes and ponds from Victoria Island, Ellef Ringnes Island, and Devon Island (Michelutti et al., 2002; Antoniades et al., 2003b; Lim and Douglas, 2003).
Atkinson and England (2004) radiocarbon dated a partial bowhead whale skull at 41 m above sea level (asl) along Hassel Sound, eastern Ellef Ringnes Island (78[degrees]44' N 100[degrees]10' W; Fig.
A 10 400-Year-Old Bowhead Whale (Balaena mysticetus) Skull from Ellef Ringnes Island, Nunavut: Implications for Sea-Ice Conditions in High Arctic Canada at the End of the Last Glaciation.