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Encyclopedia > Alert, Nunavut
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Orthographic projection centred over Alert Nunavut
Orthographic projection centred over Alert Nunavut

Alert is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world. It is located at 82°28′N 62°30′W, about 10 km west of Cape Sheridan, the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island, on the shore of ice-covered Lincoln Sea, in the territory of Nunavut in Canada. Alert lies just 817 km (507 mi) from the north pole. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... Canadian Forces Station Alert, also CFS Alert, is a Canadian Armed Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert, Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Alert_Nunavut. ... Image File history File links Orthographic_projection_centred_over_Alert_Nunavut. ... Compass rose with north highlighted and at top North is one of the four cardinal directions, specifically the direction that, in Western culture, is treated as the primary direction: north is used (explicitly or implicitly) to define all other directions; the (visual) top edges of maps usually correspond to the... Cape Sheridan is the northeastern point of Ellesmere Island, Canada, located at 82°27N 61°27W, on Lincoln Sea in the Arctic Ocean, at a distance of 820 km to the North Pole. ... Ellesmere Island, Nunavut Ellesmere Island, in the Arctic Ocean, is the worlds 10th largest island, and Canadas third largest island, with an area of 196,235 km2 (75,767 square miles). ... Lincoln Sea, is a body of water in the Arctic Ocean. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson Premier Paul Okalik (independent) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 Nancy Karetak-Lindell 1 Willie Adams Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total... The North Pole is the northernmost point on the Earth. ...


Alert had 5 permanent inhabitants in the 2001 census. Alert also has many temporary inhabitants as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a GAW atmosphere monitoring laboratory, and the Alert Airport. The Canada 2001 Census was a detailed enumeration of the Canadian population. ... Canadian Forces Station Alert, also CFS Alert, is a Canadian Armed Forces signals intelligence intercept facility located in Alert, Nunavut on the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island. ... The Department of the Environment, also referred to as Environment Canada, is the department of the government of Canada with responsibility for coordinating environmental policies and programs as well as preserving and enhancing the natural environment and conservation of wildlife. ... Global Atmosphere Watchs logo The Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) is a worldwide system established by the World Meteorological Organization – a United Nations agency – to monitor trends in the Earths atmosphere. ... Layers of Atmosphere (NOAA) Earths atmosphere is a layer of gases surrounding the planet Earth and retained by the Earths gravity. ... Alert Airport is the worlds northernmost permanent airport, located at Alert, Nunavut, Canada, approximately 830 km south of the true North Pole. ...


The rugged terrain of the settlement is surrounded by hills and valleys. The shore is composed primarily of slate and shale, and the sea is covered with pack ice year-round. The local climate is actually semi-arid. However, evaporation rates are also very low, as average monthly temperatures are above freezing only in July and August. The sun is above the horizon from mid-April through August. From mid-October through the end of February the sun does not rise above the horizon and there is 24-hour darkness from the end of October until mid-February. Slate Slate is a fine-grained, homogeneous, metamorphic rock which was derived from an original sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash through low grade regional metamorphism. ... Shale Shale is a fine-grained sedimentary rock whose original constituents were clays or muds. ... An icebreaker navigates through young (1 year) sea ice Sea ice is formed from ocean water that freezes. ... Semi-arid generally describes regions that receive low annual rainfall (25 to 50 cm /10 to 20 in) and generally have scrub or grass vegetation. ...


Sir George Nares was the first to reach the northern end of Ellesmere Island; he arrived on HMS Alert in 18751876. The weather station was established in 1950, and the military station in 1958. Admiral Sir George Strong Nares, KCB, RN (24th April 1831-1915) was a British naval officer and Arctic explorer. ... 1875 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1876 (MDCCCLXXVI) is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other places on Ellesmere Island are the research base at Eureka and the Inuit community of Grise Fiord. Eureka is a small research base on Ellesmere Island in the Canadian territory of Nunavut. ... Inuit (Inuktitut syllabics: ᐃᓄᐃᑦ, singular Inuk or Inuq / ᐃᓄᒃ) is a general term for a group of culturally similar indigenous peoples inhabiting the Arctic coasts of Siberia, Alaska, the Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Quebec, Labrador and Greenland. ... The Inuit settlement of Grise Fiord (pop. ...


The nearest large Canadian city to Alert is Edmonton, Alberta, which at 3578 km (2223 miles) is more distant than Oslo, Norway at 3192 km (1983 miles). Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Industry Integrity Progress Established: Fort Edmonton: 1795 Town: 1892 City: 1904 Area: 683. ...


As of April 13, 2006 the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation was reporting that the heating costs for the station had risen. In consequence of which the Military were proposing to cut back on support jobs by using private contractors [1]. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), a Canadian crown corporation, is the countrys national radio and television broadcaster. ...


In early April 2006 the Roly McLenahan Torch that will be used to light the flame at Whitehorse, Yukon for the Canada Winter Games passed through Alert and was flown over the North Pole [2]. Template:Hide = Motto: Template:Unhide = Our People, Our Strength Area: 416. ... Motto: none Official languages {{{OfficialLang}}} Capital Whitehorse Largest city Whitehorse Commissioner Geraldine Van Bibber Premier Dennis Fentie (Yukon Party) Parliamentary representation  - House seat  - Senate seats 1 1 Area Total  â€¢ Land  â€¢ Water    (% of total)  Ranked 9th 482,443 km² 474,391 km² 8,052 km² (1. ... The Canada Games are a multi-sport event that occurs every two years in Canada. ...


See also

Some of the northernmost settlements in the world are: Alert, Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada 82°28 N - Pop. ...

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