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  Ellesmere Island - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Ellesmere Island (French: Île d'Ellesmere) lying in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the most northerly of the Canadian Arctic islands.
Large portions of Ellesmere Island are covered with glaciers and ice, with Manson Icefield and Sydkap in the south; Prince of Wales Icefield and Agassiz Ice Cap along the central-east side of the island, along with substantial ice cover in Northern Ellesmere Island.
In 2001, the population of Ellesmere Island was recorded as 168.
www.arikah.com /encyclopedia/Ellesmere_Island   (918 words)

 Ellesmere Island
The entire island is deeply incised by fjords, and the northern coast is extended by ice shelves - aprons of SEA ICE which are fused to the shore.
Ellesmere is distinguished by a spectacular landscape and an exceptional and fragile environment.
John ROSS discovered parts of the coastline in 1818; the island was named for the earl of Ellesmere during the Inglefield expedition of 1852.
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 Ellesmere Island - ninemsn Encarta
Ellesmere Island, island in Nunavut, northern Canada, in the Arctic Ocean.
In 1988 the extreme north of the island was proclaimed the Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve; the region was renamed the Quttinirpaaq National Park in 1999.
Ellesmere Island was sighted by the English navigator William Baffin in 1616.
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 Ellesmere Island - Biocrawler
Ellesmere Island, in the Arctic Ocean, is the world's 10th largest island, and Canada's third largest island, with an area of 196,235 km
Ellesmere Island (French: Île Ellesmere) is part of the Arctic Islands of the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
Large portions (80,000 km²) of Ellesmere Island are covered with glaciers and ice, with Manson Icefield and Sydkap in the south; Prince of Wales Icefield and Agassiz Ice Cap along the central-east side of the island, along with substantial ice cover in Northern Ellesmere Island.
www.biocrawler.com /encyclopedia/Ellesmere_Island   (365 words)

 Ellesmere Island - Encyclopedia.com
First sighted by the British explorer William Baffin in 1616, Ellesmere Island was explored in the latter half of the 19th cent.
A taste of Sulawesi (Celebes): Sulawesi, one of the Greater Sunda Islands is the world's eleventh largest island with a land mass of about 74,000 miles, falling 1,800 square miles short of the tenth spot, which is held by Ellesmere Island in the Canadian arctic.
The Banda Sea and the Indonesian Island of Maluku (the Moluccas) are in the east...
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-EllesmrIs.html   (1045 words)

 Ellesmere Island
Ellesmere Island is the third largest and the most northerly Arctic island.
The margins of the island are continuously cut with bays and fiords, but Lake Hazen is the only large water body on the island.
The coastline of Ellesmere Island is dramatic; mountains and cliffs drop as much as 2600 metres straight down to the sea.
www.arctic.uoguelph.ca /cpe/environments/maps/detailed/islands/ellesmere.htm   (298 words)

 Ellesmere Island at AllExperts
Ellesmere Island (French: Île d'Ellesmere) lying in the Canadian territory of Nunavut, is the most northerly of the Canadian Arctic islands.
As was the case for the Dorset (or Palaeoeskimo) hunters and the pioneering Neoeskimos, the Post-Ruin Island and Late Thule culture Inuit used the Bache Peninsula region extensively both summer and winter until environmental, ecological and possibly social circumstances caused the area to be abandoned.
Large portions of Ellesmere Island are covered with glaciers and ice, with Manson Icefield and Sydkap in the south; Prince of Wales Icefield and Agassiz Ice Cap along the central-east side of the island, along with substantial ice cover in Northern Ellesmere Island.
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 Ellesmere Island - MSN Encarta
Ellesmere Island, island in the Baffin Region of the Nunavut Territory, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean.
The island, about 740 km (about 460 mi) long and 483 km (300 mi) wide, is mountainous, with some peaks in the United States Range reaching more than 2743 m (9000 ft).
In 1988 the extreme north of the island was proclaimed the Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve (37,775 sq km/14,585 sq mi).
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 Ellesmere Island - Encyclopedia.com
The largest of the Queen Elizabeth Islands and lying off the northwestern coast of Greenland, it is believed to have been visited by Vikings in the 10th century.
It is roughly 300 mi (500 km) wide by 500 mi (800 km) long, the most rugged in the Arctic Archipelago, with towering mountains and vast ice fields.
Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve (established 1986) became Quttinirpaaq National Park in 2001.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1B1-363627.html   (948 words)

 AllRefer.com - Ellesmere Island Information
An island of northern Nunavut, Canada, in the Arctic Ocean separated from Greenland by a narrow passage.
Island in the extreme northeast of the Arctic Archipelago, in the Canadian territory of Nunavut;; area 196,236 sq km/75,767 sq mi; population (1996 est) 100.
Coburg Island and the surrounding waters, off the southeast coast, was proclaimed the Nirjutiqavvik National Wildlife Area in 1995.
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 Ellesmere Island
It is west of Greenland, and north of Baffin Island and lies from 76 to 84 degrees north.
The island is about 500 km wide and 800 km long and has an area of about 200,000 sq km.
The southern part of Ellesmere Island saw a series of expeditions to Makinson Inlet in 1976, 1978, 1980, 1987 and 1990 led by Cochran, and climbing Inglefield Mountains and Thorndike Peaks.
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 Bernard Voyer, Explorer-Inspirational Speaker - [ Biography ]
Ellesmere Island lies in Canadian territory and has the four largest ice caps in the Northern Hemisphere, after the Greenland ice cap.
The northern tip of the island is close to the 85th parallel, only about 800km from the North Geographic Pole.
Just one village, at the southern tip of the Island: Grise Fjord is one of the most northerly permanently inhabited places on the planet.
www.bernard-voyer.com /itinerary/itinerary_ellesmere.html   (214 words)

 Ellesmere Island travel guide - Wikitravel
Ellesmere Island is an island in Nunavut, Canada.
The world's tenth largest island, Ellesmere Island only has one small community called Grise Fiord.
All other communities on the island are either militarily or scientifically based.
www.wikitravel.org /en/Ellesmere_Island   (115 words)

 Ellesmere Island
It is the second-largest island in the archipelago and is part of the Queen Elizabeth island group, at the northern end of Baffin Bay.
The island is also a base for scientific and military operations.
Ellesmere Island was first sighted by English explorer and navigator William Baffin in 1616.
www.tiscali.co.uk /reference/encyclopaedia/hutchinson/m0001135.html   (206 words)

 Largest Arctic ice shelf breaks up, draining freshwater lake
A century ago, the entire northern coast of Ellesmere Island, the northernmost land mass of North America, was fringed with a continuous ice shelf, as explorer Robert E. Peary reported in 1907.
On northern Ellesmere Island, the longest temperature records have been maintained at Alert, 175 kilometers [109 miles] to the east of Disraeli Fiord.
Mueller, Vincent, and Jeffries attribute the disintegration of the Ellesmere Ice Shelf and the breakup of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf to the cumulative effects of long-term warming since the 19th century.
www.eurekalert.org /pub_releases/2003-09/agu-lai092203.php   (850 words)

 Europa on Earth: Expedition to the Sulfur Springs of Ellesmere Island - Planetary News | The Planetary Society
Several locations on Earth have been explored for their similarities to geologic, hydrologic, and climatic conditions on Mars, such as the Antarctic dry valleys or the Haughton impact crater on Devon Island.
In 1999, when I was up [on Ellesmere Island] working with him, he mentioned it to me, and I made him take me there because it sounded pretty exciting.
Borup Fiord Pass is a north-south trending valley on Ellesmere Island.
www.planetary.org /news/2006/0621_Europa_on_Earth_Expedition_to_the.html   (1625 words)

 Climate Audit - by Steve McIntyre » Ellesmere Island Ice Shelves
The northwest coast of Ellesmere Island was covered by a massive, 500 km long ice shelf until the twentieth century.
So whatever significance is placed on Ellesmere Island ice shelf calving, this is not something that started with warming in the past 30 years, but is something that has been going on for over a century.
RE: “The entire northern coastline of the island [Ellesmere] appears to have been fringed by a continuous ice shelf 500 km in length as late as the turn of the century [Vincent et al., 2001].
www.climateaudit.org /?p=1010   (6348 words)

 Flora of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. Volume 1. Pteridophytes and Monocotyledons - Puccinellia angustata (R. Br.) ...
As an early coloniser this taxon is often indicative of unstable or recently disturbed environments such as land slides, clay deposits near the mouth of a river, or gravel in a river flood plain.
In loose, windblown, riverbank sand, such as found along the MacDonald River Delta near Tanquary Fiord on Ellesmere Island, plants were found that were almost completely erect, possibly as a response to being slowly buried by sand.T his is probably the most commonly collected species on the Arctic Islands, certainly so in the CAN records.
Nunavut, Ellesmere Island, Hazen Camp, N shore of Lake Hazen, Ellesmere Island National Park Reserve, 81°49'N, 71°20'W. Blister Hill, SW facing slope beside tiny meandering runoff stream.
www.mun.ca /biology/delta/arcticf/_v1/www/popuan.htm   (1002 words)

 EnviroZine - Features - Arctic Ice Maps are Changing
Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada is the world's tenth largest island and lies within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago.
The sea ice that normally presses along the north coast of Ellesmere Island, even in summer, was replaced by open water in the days leading up to August 13th 2005, which allowed the shelf to slip into the water and drift rapidly to the west.
Canadian RADARSAT satellite images taken of Ellesmere Island and its surrounding ice between early August and mid August 2005 showed that a massive section of the Ayles Ice Shelf had broken away.
www.ec.gc.ca /EnviroZine/english/issues/74/feature2_e.cfm   (774 words)

 News in Science - Largest Arctic ice shelf breaks up - 23/09/2003
The researchers report that the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, on the north coast of Ellesmere Island in Canada's Nunavut territory, broke into two main parts, themselves cut through with fissures.
Large ice islands also calved off from the shelf and some are large enough to be dangerous to shipping and to drilling platforms in the Beaufort Sea.
Only 100 years ago the whole northern coast of Ellesmere Island, which is the northernmost land mass of North America, was edged by a continuous ice shelf.
www.abc.net.au /science/news/stories/s952044.htm   (468 words)

 Northwest passage, Canada 2004. Toronto, Edmonton, Cambridge Bay, Resolute Bay, Ellesmere, Alexandra Fiord, Kane Basin, ...
The purpose of this trip was to explore the area around Alexandra Fiord on Ellesmere Island, mainly to observe glaciers, wildlife, flora and archeological remains.
Alexandra Fiord is slightly south of the 79th parallel, on the east side of Ellesmere island and on clear days, Greenland is faintly visible further to the east.
This island is very interesting for the many archeological remains left by ancient Eskimos.
www.wideview.it /travel/Ellesmere_2004/en_menu.htm   (833 words)

 Ellesmere Island Rocked by Powerful Earthquake - Canadian Satire, Humour and Hard-Hitting News - The Hammer
Ellesmere Island, the northernmost land mass in Canada, has been hit by the strongest earthquake ever measured in the history of the world, causing an estimated 200 dollars in damage and rendering at least seven lemmings homeless.
Although there were no reported human casualties as of press time, the awesome power of nature demonstrated by the Ellesmere quake left the island's three permanent residents scurrying into nearby snow banks in the broad daylight of the harsh Arctic night.
According to Military officials posted to the island against their will, the most severe damage from the earthquake was to Glacier M-3465, on the island's West coast.
www.thehammer.ca /content/view.php?news=2001-08-24-ellesmere-earthquake   (541 words)

 Ellesmere Island's Ayles Ice Shelf Collapse sends chill | relocalize.net
Vincent flew out from his base camp on northern Ellesmere by helicopter this year to have a first-hand look at the scene of the collapse.
The ice island is about 37 metres thick and measures roughly 15 kilometres by five kilometres.
The island is now stuck in winter ice, but the researchers say it is only a matter of time before it is freed and floats away.
relocalize.net /node/5643   (1001 words)

 Hans Island: Geology
Between 1998 and 2001, scientists with the Geological Survey of Canada sampled rocks from Ellesmere Island, Hans Island and Greenland to test for oil and gas potential in the high Arctic region.
Hans Island, the tiny contested island between Greenland and Canada, is floating in more than just a sea of political controversy.
And that’s quite important…Clearly the boundary between the mountains of Ellesmere and the plateau of Greenland - of which Hans Island is an eroded remnant – is a major boundary.
www.canadiangeographic.ca /hansIsland/geology.asp   (981 words)

 Arctic Canada sea kayaking expeditions adventure Ellesmere Island Nunavut Thule culture Historic sites Walrus Narwhals ...
On the Fjords of Ellesmere Island package you will travel to the Arctic fjordland of Kane Basin on Canada's northeastern Ellesmere Island, at Latitude 79° North.
The objective (wind, ice cover and weather permitting) is to paddle to the remote and historic Pim Island.
The island was also established as a depot site by several of Robert Peary's North Pole expeditions between 1898 and 1909.
www.adventures.ca /gasnet/1534-1.htm   (725 words)

 Ellesmere Island's Ayles Ice Shelf Collapse sends chill | relocalize.net
They say the ice shelf collapse, suspected to have been caused by global warming, is the biggest in Canada in 30 years and is indicative of the transformation under way on Ellesmere, Canada's most northern land mass.
The Ayles ice shelf was one of six ice shelves left in Canada, remnants of a vast icy fringe that used to cover the top end of Ellesmere.
They say the ice island could become a potential hazard to navigation and oil and gas extraction if it sails south toward the Beaufort Sea.
www.relocalize.net /node/5643   (1009 words)

 Ellesmere Island — FactMonster.com
Ellesmere Island, 82,119 sq mi (212,688 sq km), c.500 mi (800 km) long, in the Arctic Ocean, N Nunavut Territory, Canada; second largest and northernmost island of the
The island's coast is indented by deep fjords.
Alert - Alert Alert, settlement, on Ellesmere Island, extreme N Nunavut Territory, Canada, on the Arctic...
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 Ellesmere Island
A brief description and detailed map of Ellesmere Island.
This map from the scientific journal “NATURE” shows the location of Hans Island in the eastern High Arctic region.
This site features a fascinating article about the impact of climate change on the topography of Ward Hunt Island, located off the northern coast of Ellesmere Island.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0002578SUBLinks   (309 words)

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