Melville Peninsula


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Melville Peninsula,

24,156 sq mi (62,564 sq km), c.250 mi (400 km) long and from 70 to 135 mi (113–217 km) wide, Nunavut, Canada, between the Gulf of Bothnia and Foxe Basin, and separated from Baffin Island to the N by the Fury and Hecla Strait; it is joined to the mainland by the Rae Isthmus. Numerous streams radiate from the peninsula's central hilly section, which rises to 1,850 ft (564 m). Hall Lake (c.200 sq mi/520 sq km) lies near the northeast coast, and in the southern portion of the peninsula are many connected lakes. The tundra-covered region is virtually uninhabited and is of little importance economically. There is a trading post at Repulse Bay on the south coast and an air station near Hall Lake.

Melville Peninsula

a peninsula of N Canada, in Nunavut, between the Gulf of Boothia and Foxe Basin
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It is certainly possible that Gjoa Haven hunters are traveling to the NE mainland to hunt Wager Bay, Lorillard, or Melville Peninsula caribou herds, but with few surveys of caribou in the region, there is no clear evidence to suggest that these herd distributions extend to KWI (e.g., Calef and Heard, 1981; Calef and Helmer, 1981; Donaldson, 1981; Campbell, 2006; GN, 2007b, 2011; Gunn and Russell, 2010; Gunn et al., 2011; Nagy et al., 2011; Nagy and Campbell, 2012) (Fig.
A population estimate for the Melville Peninsula caribou herd.
Status of caribou on northern Melville Peninsula in June 1982.
Figure 16b shows a 2.5-D perspective image in which the relief reflects the magnetic total field and the colour reflects eU response over the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut.
The results of a supervised classification (using a maximum likelihood algorithm) of major tectonic divisions over the Melville Peninsula, Nunavut, using a number of combinations of gamma-ray channels, as well as total field magnetic data, is presented in Figure 21.
Figure 22 presents a neural network classification of lithological units (as opposed to major tectonic units) in the Melville Peninsula. In this example, a 64% classification accuracy of the lithological units was achieved when using just eU, eTh, and K.
For instance, in Figure 3, the route to Alarnaarjjuk (trail 1) in Melville Peninsula is known as Alarnaarjuliariaq, but a variation of this route that goes through Inuksugalik is known as the Inuksugalik route (trail 2).
All year round, the hunters of Igloolik must cross the bodies of sea water that separate them from the caribou hunting and fishing grounds on Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. A combination of patience, knowledge, and good judgment is necessary to attempt early crossings of the frozen sea during the fall.
3) The reader is expected to be familiar with Inuit groups and to know their geographical locations (for example, "This legend was narrated by Nalungiaq, a Netsilik woman..." on page 12 or "Naluardjuk from the Melville Peninsula..." on page 13).
Between 1936 and 1941, the expedition worked around Foxe Basin, on Baffin Island, Southampton Island, and the Melville Peninsula, charting many miles of coastline and discovering several islands.