Ellesmere Island

Ellesmere Island (Inuit: Umingmak Nuna, meaning "land of Muskox") is part of the Qikiqtaaluk Region of the Canadian territory of Nunavut. Lying within the Canadian Arctic Archipelago, it is considered part of the Queen Elizabeth Islands, with Cape Columbia being the most northerly point of land in Canada. It comprises an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 sq mi) and the total length of the island is 830 kilometres (520 mi), making it the world's tenth largest island and Canada's third largest island. The Arctic Cordillera mountain system covers much of Ellesmere Island, making it the most mountainous in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. The Arctic willow is the only woody species to grow on Ellesmere Island.

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Ellesmere Island - Population
... In 2006, the population of Ellesmere Island was recorded as 146 ... There are three settlements on Ellesmere Island, Alert (pop ... Aerodrome" which includes "Fort Eureka" (the quarters for military personnel maintaining the island's communications equipment), the Environment Canada Weather Station and ...
Mac Gregor Arctic Expedition - The Accomplishments
... They shared the hut while charting portions of Ellesmere Island and conducting biological and glaciological studies ... Furlong and Roy Fitzsimmons trekked across Smith Sound to Cape Sabline, Ellesmere Island to deposit supplies at a Royal Canadian Mounted Police cache site (a ... times from Etah marking several memorable aviation accomplishments the first solo flight over Ellesmere Island the first landing on Ellesmere Island and the refuting of Perry’s claim that there was another ...
Arctic Cordillera - Geography - Glaciers and Ice Caps
... 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 northwest coast of Ellesmere Island was covered by a massive, 500 km (310 mi) long ice shelf until the 20th century ... The Ellesmere ice shelf reduced by 90 percent in the twentieth century due to global warming, leaving the separate Alfred Ernest, Ayles, Milne, Ward Hunt ...
Anian - Extent
... The Arctic Ocean between Lands End, Prince Patrick Island, and C ... Columbia, Ellesmere Island ... The Coast of Ellesmere Island between C ...
Ellesmere Island Volcanics
... The Ellesmere Island Volcanics are a Late Cretaceous volcanic group of volcanoes and lava flows in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada ... Ellesmere Island Volcanics are part of the Arctic Cordillera ...

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