Parry Channel


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Parry Channel

 

a section of the Arctic Ocean in Canada’s Arctic Ocean archipelago. Parry Channel, named in honor of W. E. Parry, comprises Lancaster Sound, Barrow Strait, Viscount Melville Sound, and M’Clure Strait. It reaches depths of 1,000 m. Ice begins to form at the end of September and begins to thaw in July. In summer the ice becomes sparse in isolated areas, but only Lancaster Sound is ice-free to a significant extent.

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Variability in the breakup date was high in Kane Basin, and in Amundsen, Amundsen Mouth, M'Clure, the south half of the Prince Regent sub-region, and Eastern Parry Channel (Fig.
Similar trends occurred in the Eastern Parry Channel sub-region, but they were not statistically significant (Table 2).
Landfast sea-ice onset is spatially and temporally variable; by the end of January, much of the sea ice in the central archipelago is landfast, while areas on the periphery of the CAA, like Amundsen Gulf and M'Clure Strait in the west and eastern Parry Channel and Prince Regent in the east, remain mobile for the duration of some years.