Fury and Hecla Strait


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Fury and Hecla Strait

(hĕk`lə), narrow channel, c.100 mi (160 km) long and from 10 to 15 mi (16–24 km) wide, N Canada, between Baffin Island and Melville Peninsula. It connects Foxe Basin with the Gulf of Boothia. It was explored (1822) by Sir William E. ParryParry, Sir William Edward
, 1790–1855, British arctic explorer and rear admiral. He entered the navy at 13 and made his first voyage to the Arctic under Sir John Ross in 1818 in search of the Northwest Passage.
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 and named for his ships. The strait is nearly always ice-blocked.
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The exception is that there is an open boundary in Fury and Hecla Strait (polynya No.
The simulated tidal currents range from a few cm [s.sup.-1] over large parts of the archipelago to 130 cm [s.sup.-1] in Fury and Hecla Strait (Fig.
1) documented by Stirling (1981), Smith and Rigby (1981), and Barber and Massom (2007), including Fury and Hecla Strait, Hell Gate and Cardigan Strait, Dundas Island, Lambert Channel, Committee Bay, and Karluk Brooman.
The area near the model boundary to the east of Fury and Hecla Strait shows large currents and small X.
The results also suggest a tidal contribution to the polynyas at Fury and Hecla Strait, Lambert Channel, and Committee Bay, as well as to the Karluk Brooman polynyas among the islands between Cornwallis Island and Bathurst Island at the head of McDougall Sound.