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The Arctic Cordillera, sometimes called the Arctic Rockies, are a vast deeply dissected mountain range in northeastern North America. The Arctic Cordillera stretch from northernmost Ellesmere Island to the northernmost tip of Labrador. The range's highest peak is Nunavut's Barbeau Peak at 2,616 meters (8,583 feet) above sea level. The Arctic Cordillera is the northermost mountain range in Canada and offers some of the world's most spectacular scenery.[1] The cordillera is also one of Canada's two major ranges, the other being the Rocky Mountains of Western Canada.[2] Some of Canada's highest but least-known peaks are found within the cordillera,[1] including: Mount Asgard and Mount Thor. WELL IM SUPER THANKS FOR ASKING STEKAR WAZ NOT HERE I LIKE CHICKEN SUPER DUPER For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... North America North America is a continent[1] in the Earths northern hemisphere and (chiefly) western hemisphere. ... Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Labrador (also Coast of Labrador) is a region of Atlantic Canada. ... Motto: Nunavut Sannginivut (Inuktitut: Nunavut our strength or Our land our strength) Capital Iqaluit Largest city Iqaluit Official languages Inuktitut, Inuinnaqtun, English, French Government - Commissioner Ann Meekitjuk Hanson - Premier Paul Okalik (Consensus government) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 1 (Nancy Karetak-Lindell) - Senate seats 1 (Willie Adams) Confederation... Barbeau Peak, on Ellesmere Island, is the highest mountain in Nunavut. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ... The Cordillera is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Philippines. ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... This article is about the region in Canada. ... The Cordillera is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Philippines. ... Mount Asgard is a well-known twin peaked mountain on Baffin Island, both flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle. ... Image:MtThor. ...


The Arctic Cordillera runs along the eastern coast of Baffin Island. High-altitude mountains overlook the range with jagged peaks and ridges, though some flat-topped mountains exist. The Penny and Barnes ice caps are the largest ice caps on the island and have smoothly rolling terrain with no breaks in their coverage. North of the Penny ice cap, the mountain range becomes lower and narrower, disappears into Pond Inlet, and then returns on Bylot Island. Lying off the northeastern coast of Baffin Island, Bylot Island is almost completely covered in an ice cap, which is pierced by mountain peaks and ridges. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... This article is about the use of the term in geography and physical geology. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Bylot Island, Nunavut . Bylot Island lies off the northern end of Baffin Island in Nunavut Territory, Canada. ...


The Arctic Cordillera is a narrow ecozone compared to other Canadian ecozones. It borders the Northern Arctic, while the small segment within Labrador borders the Tiaga Shield. An ecozone or biogeographic realm is the largest scale biogeographic division of the earths surface based on the historic and evolutionary distribution patterns of plants and animals. ...

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Geography and geology

The Arctic Cordillera was uplifted in the middle of the Mesozoic era when the North American Plate moved northward. The Arctic Cordillera contains igneous and metamorphic rocks, but for the most part is composed of sedimentary rock. Mountains on Axel Heiberg Island consist mainly of long ridges of folded Mesozoic and Palaeozoic strata with minor igneous intrusions. PHEWWW RETARDS WHY DOES ANYONE EVEN CARE The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... An era is a long period of time with different technical and colloquial meanings, and usages in language. ...  The North American plate, shown in brown The North American Plate is a tectonic plate covering most of North America, extending eastward to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and westward to the Cherskiy Range in East Siberia. ... Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ... Metamorphic rock is the result of the transformation of a pre-existing rock type, the protolith, in a process called metamorphism, which means change in form, derived from the Greek words meta, change, and morphe, form. The protolith is subjected to extreme heat (>150 degrees Celsius) and pressure causing profound... Two types of sedimentary rock: limey shale overlaid by limestone. ... Axel Heiberg Island within Nunavut Closeup of Axel Heiberg Island Satellite photo montage of Axel Heilberg Island Axel Heiberg Island is the 31st largest island in the world and Canadas 7th largest island. ... This article is about the use of the term in geography and physical geology. ... The Mesozoic Era is one of three geologic eras of the Phanerozoic eon. ... The Palaeozoic is a major division of the geologic timescale, one of four geologic eras. ... For other uses, see strata (novel) and strata title. ... Igneous rocks are formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies, with or without crystallization, either below the surface as intrusive (plutonic) rocks or on the surface as extrusive (volcanic) rocks. ... Devils Tower, an igneous intrusion exposed when the surrounding softer rock eroded away. ...


The Arctic Cordillera is younger than the Appalachians, and so erosion has not had time to reduce it to rounded hills. The mountains are also barren because trees can neither survive the extremely cold winter temperatures, nor grow during the short summers. Vast areas are covered by permanent ice and snow. The Arctic Cordillera resembles the Appalachians in composition and contain similar types of minerals. The mineral resources have not been greatly exploited, however, because the region's remote location makes development too costly when cheaper alternatives exist further south. The Appalachian Mountains are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... Hills redirects here. ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ... For other uses, see Summer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Mineral (disambiguation). ...


Precambrian rock is the major component of the bedrock. The drier northern section is largely covered with ice caps while glaciers are common at the more humid southern end. The Precambrian (Pre-Cambrian) is an informal name for the eons of the geologic timescale that came before the current Phanerozoic eon. ... Bedrock is the native consolidated rock underlying the Earths surface. ... An ice cap is a dome-shaped ice mass that covers less than 50,000 km² of land area (usually covering a highland area). ... This article is about the geological formation. ...


Volcanism

The mountains of volcanic rock range in age from 1.2 billion to 65 million years old.[2] The Late Cretaceous Ellesmere Island Volcanics has been uncertainly associated to both the early volcanic activity of the Iceland hotspot and the Alpha Ridge. Even though these volcanics are about 90 million years old, the volcanoes and cinder are still able to be seen.[3] Ignimbrite is a deposit of a pyroclastic flow. ... Geography of the US in the Late Cretaceous Period Late Cretaceous (100mya - 65mya) refers to the second half of the Cretaceous Period, named after the famous white chalk cliffs of southern England, which date from this time. ... The Ellesmere Island Volcanics are a Late Cretaceous group of volcanoes and lavas on northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Eruption at Krafla, 1984 The Iceland hotspot is a hotspot which is partly responsible for the high volcanic activity which has formed the island of Iceland. ... For a ridge in Alaska, see Alpha Ridge, Alaska The Alpha Ridge is the principal tectonic feature under the Arctic Ocean between the Canada Basin (off the Ellesmere Island) and the Lomonosov Ridge. ... A cinder is a fragment of cooled pyroclastic material (lava or magma). ...

A volcanic rock formation seen from Cape Dorset, Nunavut.

The Late Cretaceous Strand Fiord Formation is interpreted to represent the cratonward extension of the Alpha Ridge, a volcanic ridge that was active during the formation of the Amerasian Basin. The formation is part of the thick Sverdrup Basin succession and immediately precedes the final basin foundering event. The Strand Fiord volcanics are encased in marine strata and thin southward from a maximum thickness of 789+ m on northwestern Axel Heiberg to a zero edge near the southern shore of the island. Tholeiitic icelandite basalt flows are the main constituent of the formation with pyroclastic conglomerates, sandstones, mudrocks and rare coal seams are also present. The lava flows range in thickness from 6 to 60 m and subaerial flows predominate. Both pahoehoe and aa lava types are common and the volcanic pile accumulated mostly by the quiet effusion of lavas. The pyroclastic lithologies become more common near the southern and eastern edges of the formation and represent lahars and beach to shallow marine reworked deposits. The formation contains flood basalts which are found on western Axel Heiberg Island at Dragon Cliffs 300 meters tall. It contains columnar jointing units that are usually 1 to 3 meters in diameter. Image File history File linksMetadata Capedorset-road. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Capedorset-road. ... Ignimbrite is a deposit of a pyroclastic flow. ... Part of the town, taken in September 2005 Cape Dorset (Inuktitut: Kinngait; Syllabics: ᑭᙵᐃᑦ) is located on Baffin Island in Nunavut, Canada, and is served by Cape Dorset Airport. ... The Strand Fiord Formation is a Cretaceous volcanic component, located on northwestern and west-central Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... For a ridge in Alaska, see Alpha Ridge, Alaska The Alpha Ridge is the principal tectonic feature under the Arctic Ocean between the Canada Basin (off the Ellesmere Island) and the Lomonosov Ridge. ... Bathymetric/topographic map of the Arctic Ocean and the surrounds The Amersian Basin, is one of the two major basins into which the North Polar Basin of the Arctic Ocean is split by the Lomonosov Ridge (the other one being the Eurasian Basin). ... Tholeiitic basalt is an igneous rock, a type of basalt. ... For the cities, see Basalt, Colorado and Basalt, Idaho. ... Red sandstone interior of Lower Antelope Canyon, Arizona, worn smooth due to erosion by flash flooding over millions of years Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-size mineral or rock grains. ... Andrew Murdock, also known as Mudrock, is an American record producer specializing in the rock and metal genres. ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up lava, Aa, pahoehoe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Effusive eruptions are a volcanic phenomenom; in some ways the opposite of explosive eruptions. ... Pyroclastic rocks or pyroclastics (derived from the Greek πῦρ, meaning fire, and κλαστός, meaning broken) are debris thrown from volcanoes during an eruption. ... Lahar from a March 1982 eruption of Mount St. ... Moses Coulee showing multiple flood basalt flows of the Columbia River Basalt Group. ... Axel Heiberg Island within Nunavut Closeup of Axel Heiberg Island Satellite photo montage of Axel Heilberg Island Axel Heiberg Island is the 31st largest island in the world and Canadas 7th largest island. ...


The Bravo Lake Formation in central Baffin Island is a rare alkaline-suite that formed as a result of submarine rifting during the Paleoproterozoic period.[4] The lavas of the volcanic belt display geochemical characteristics similar to modern ocean-island-basalt groups. The range from moderately to intensely fractionated REE-profiles is similar to that from tholeiitic basalts to extremely alkaline lavas in Hawaii.[5] The Bravo Lake Formation is a mafic volcanic belt located at the northern margin of the Trans-Hudsonian orogeny on central Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... In geology, a rift is a place where the Earths lithosphere is expanding. ... The Paleoproterozoic is the first of the three sub-divisions of the Proterozoic occurring between 2500 to 1600 million years ago. ... A volcanic belt is a district of volcanoes, located in a certain area. ... Tholeiitic basalt is an igneous rock, a type of basalt. ... The common (Arrhenius) definition of a base is a chemical compound that either donates hydroxide ions or absorbs hydrogen ions when dissolved in water. ... Official language(s) English, Hawaiian Capital Honolulu Largest city Honolulu Area  Ranked 43rd  - Total 10,931 sq mi (29,311 km²)  - Width n/a miles (n/a km)  - Length 1,522 miles (2,450 km)  - % water 41. ...


Protected areas

Tanquary Fiord, showing confluence of Air Force River, Rollrock River and Macdonald River

More than one-fifth of Ellesmere Island is protected as Quttinirpaaq National Park (formerly Ellesmere Island National Park), which includes seven fjords and a variety of glaciers, as well as Lake Hazen, the world's largest lake north of the Arctic Circle. Barbeau Peak, the highest mountain in Nunavut (2,616 m, 8,593 ft) is located in the British Empire Range on Ellesmere Island. The most northern mountain range in the world, the United States Range is located in the northeast region of the island. The northern lobe of the island is called Grant Land. In July 2007, a study noted the disappearance of habitat for waterfowl, invertebrates, and algae on Ellesmere Island. According to John P. Smol of Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, and Marianne S. V. Douglas of the University of Alberta in Edmonton, warming conditions and evaporation have caused low water levels changes in the chemistry of ponds and wetlands in the area. The researchers noted that "In the 1980s they often needed to wear hip waders to make their way to the ponds...while by 2006 the same areas were dry enough to burn.[6] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (5304 × 3480 pixel, file size: 699 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 525 pixelsFull resolution (5304 × 3480 pixel, file size: 699 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Satellite picture of a glacier in Ellesmere National Park. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Geirangerfjord, Norway A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... Lake Hazen is called the northernmost lake of Canada, in the northern part of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, but detailed maps show several smaller unnamed lakes up to more than 100 km further north on Canadas northernmost island. ... For the fast food restaurant chain, see Arctic Circle Restaurants. ... Barbeau Peak, on Ellesmere Island, is the highest mountain in Nunavut. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... For exotic financial options, see Mountain range (options). ... The United States Range (82° 13′ N 66° 1′ W) is the most northern mountain range in the world. ... Grant Land is the northern lobe of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Queens University is the name of more than one institution; see: Queens University, Belfast in Belfast, Northern Ireland Queens University, Kingston in Kingston, Ontario, Canada This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Murney Tower, Kingston The Fort Henry Guard performing an historical demonstration The Prince George Hotel. ... The University of Alberta (U of A) is a public coeducational research university located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. ...


Almost all of Baffin Island is within the Sirmilik National Park, harbouring large populations of thick-billed murres, Black-legged_Kittiwakes and greater snow geese. The park comprises three areas, Bylot Island, Oliver Sound and the Borden Peninsula. The Auyuittuq National Park located on Baffin Island's Cumberland Peninsula, features the many terrains of Arctic wilderness, such as fjords, glaciers, and ice fields. In Inuktitut - the language of Nunavut's Aboriginal people, Inuit - Auyuittuq means "the land that never melts". Although Auyuittuq was established in 1976 as a national park reserve, it was upgraded to a full national park in 2000. Well known peaks in the park include Mount Asgard and Mount Thor with a 1,250 meter (4,100 foot), 105° face. Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Sirmilik National Park is a national park located in Nunavut, Canada. ... Binomial name Uria lomvia (Linnaeus, 1758) The Brunnichs Guillemot, or Thick-billed Murre, Uria lomvia, is a bird in the auk family. ... Species Rissa tridactyla Rissa brevirostris The Kittiwakes (genus Rissa) are two closely related seabird species in the gull family Laridae. ... Binomial name Anser caerulescens (Linnaeus, 1758) The Snow Goose (Anser caerulescens) is a North American species of goose. ... Bylot Island, Nunavut . Bylot Island lies off the northern end of Baffin Island in Nunavut Territory, Canada. ... Auyuittuq National Park is a national park located on Baffin Islands Cumberland Peninsula in Nunavut, Canada. ... The Cumberland Peninsula is a peninsula in the southeastern part of Baffin Island, in Nunavut, Canada. ... The red line indicates the 10°C isotherm in July, commonly used to define the Arctic region border Satellite image of the Arctic surface The Arctic is the region around the Earths North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole. ... Fjord in Sunnmøre, Norway Geirangerfjord, Norway A fjord (or fiord) is a long, narrow estuary with steep sides, made when a glacial valley is filled by rising sea water levels. ... This article is about the geological formation. ... An ice field (also called an icefield) is a flat land area (or a basin surrounded by mountains) covered by ice, usually formed by long periods of snow. ... Inuktitut (Inuktitut syllabics: (fonts required), literally like the Inuit) is the name of the varieties of Inuit language spoken in Canada. ... For other uses, see Inuit (disambiguation). ... Mount Asgard is a well-known twin peaked mountain on Baffin Island, both flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle. ... Image:MtThor. ...


Glaciers and ice caps

Gull Glacier in Tanquary Fiord

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. The northwest coast of Ellesmere Island was covered by a massive, 500 km (300 mi) long ice shelf until the twentieth 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, and Markham Ice Shelves.[7] A 1986 survey of Canadian ice shelves found that 48 square kilometres (19 sq mi) (3.3 km³, 0.8 cu mi) of ice calved from the Milne and Ayles ice shelves between 1959 and 1974.[8] The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf, the largest remaining section of thick (>10 m, >30 ft) landfast sea ice along the northern coastline of Ellesmere Island, lost 600 km (370 mi) of ice in a massive calving in 1961-1962.[9] It further decreased by 27% in thickness (13 m, 43 ft) between 1967 and 1999.[10] The breakup of the Ellesmere ice shelves has continued in the twenty-first century: the Ward Ice Shelf experienced a major breakup during summer 2002; [11] the Ayles Ice Shelf calved entirely on August 13, 2005; the largest breakoff of the ice shelf in 25 years, it may pose a threat to the oil industry in the Beaufort Sea. The piece is 66 square kilometres (25 sq mi).[12] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixelsFull resolution (5136 × 3528 pixel, file size: 834 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 550 pixelsFull resolution (5136 × 3528 pixel, file size: 834 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Global warming refers to the increase in the average temperature of the Earths near-surface air and oceans in recent decades and its projected continuation. ... The Milne Ice Shelf is the second largest ice shelf in the Arctic Ocean. ... Before: Ellesmere Island on July 12, 2002. ... Before: Ellesmere Island on July 12, 2002. ... Approximate area of the Beaufort Sea, and the disputed waters The Beaufort Sea is a large body of water north of The Northwest Territories, the Yukon, and Alaska and west of Canadas arctic islands that is a part of the Arctic Ocean. ...


The Barnes icecap is found in the central part of the Baffin Island and it has been in retreat since at least the early 1960s when the Geographical Branch of the then Department of Mines & Technical Surveys sent a three-man survey team to the area to measure isostatic rebound and cross-valley features of the Isortoq River. The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969. ...


Climate

The Arctic Cordillera is one of Canada's most inhospitable climates. During winter, the temperature is nearly -35°C and it is very dark and long, while it is somewhat milder and more humid in the southernmost portions of the cordillera. Only about 1,050 people live in the region, found primarily in the communities of Clyde River and Qikiqtarjuaq (formerly known as Broughton Island). Most of the people who live in the region survive by hunting, fishing, and trapping. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (5316x3480, 603 KB) Beschreibung v Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Extremes on Earth Auyuittuq National Park Mount Thor Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (5316x3480, 603 KB) Beschreibung v Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Extremes on Earth Auyuittuq National Park Mount Thor Metadata This file contains additional information, probably... Image:MtThor. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Winter is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... The Cordillera is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Philippines. ... The community of Clyde River is located on the shore of Baffin Island on the Davis Strait in Canadas Nunavut Territory. ... Qikiqtarjuaq (Broughton Island), Nunavut, Canada off of Baffin Island in Davis Strait. ... This article is about the hunting of prey by human society. ... Fishing is the activity of hunting for fish by hooking, trapping, or gathering. ... Trapper redirects here. ...


Tree stumps were discovered in 1985 on Axel Heiberg Island dating back 40 million years, indicating this northerly part of the cordillera was warmer and wetter than its present-day climate.[13] Tree stump (about 37 years after felling) A tree stump on the Wicklow Mountains. ... This article is about the year. ... Axel Heiberg Island within Nunavut Closeup of Axel Heiberg Island Satellite photo montage of Axel Heilberg Island Axel Heiberg Island is the 31st largest island in the world and Canadas 7th largest island. ... The Cordillera is a massive mountain range situated in the northern central part of the Philippines. ...


Flora and fauna

Not much can grow in the severe environment, where killing frost can come at any time during the year and even soil is rare. Three-quarters of the land is bare rock; and even lichen have a hard time of it. Trees are hardly noticeable. Plants that do grow in the region are mostly tiny species that often grow in thick isolating mats to protect themselves from the cold or are covered in thick hairs that help to insulate and to protect them from the harsh wind. Loess field in Germany Surface-water-gley developed in glacial till, Northern Ireland Technically, soil forms the pedosphere: the interface between the lithosphere (rocky part of the planet) and the biosphere, atmosphere, and hydrosphere. ... Look up rock in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For other uses, see Lichen (disambiguation). ... The coniferous Coast Redwood, the tallest tree species on earth. ...


Some of the plant species found are arctic black spruce, arctic willow, cottongrass, kobresia, moss species, wood rush, wire rush, purple saxifrage, Dryas species, sedges, Diapensia, arctic poppy, mountain avens, mountain sorrel, river beauty, moss campion, bilberry, and arctic white heather.


The conditions here are far too severe for reptiles and amphibians to survive, and insects are also rare in the region. Muskoxen and barren-ground caribou are the only well-built herbivores in this environment, while polar bears and the arctic wolf are the only well-bulit carnivores to be found in the region. Smaller herbivores include the arctic hare and the collared lemming. Arctic foxes and stoats are some of the smaller carnivores found in the region. Marine mammals include narwhals, beluga whales, walrus, and ringed and bearded seals. Reptilia redirects here. ... For other uses, see Amphibian (disambiguation). ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Binomial name Ovibos moschatus (Zimmermann, 1780) The Musk Ox (Ovibos moschatus) is an arctic mammal of the Bovidae family, noted for its thick coat and for the strong odor of the male. ... This article is about the animal. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus arctos Pocock, 1935 Arctic Wolf range Main article: Gray Wolf The Arctic Wolf (Canis lupus arctos), also called Polar Wolf or White Wolf, is a mammal of the Canidae family, and a subspecies of the Gray Wolf. ... Binomial name Lepus timidus Linnaeus, 1758 The Mountain Hare (Lepus timidus) is a hare, which is largely adapted to polar and mountainous habitats. ... Species Dicrostonyx groenlandicus Dicrostonyx hudsonius Dicrostonyx nelsoni Dicrostonyx nunatakensis Dicrostonyx richardsoni Dicrostonyx torquatus Dicrostonyx unalascensis Dicrostonyx vinogradovi Dicrostonyx is a genus of rodent in the Cricetidae family. ... This article is about the animal. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Range map The stoat (Mustela erminea) is a small mammal of the family Mustelidae. ... Binomial name Monodon monoceros Linnaeus, 1758 Narwhal range The Narwhal (Monodon monoceros) is an Arctic species of cetacean similar in size and shape to a dolphin. ... This article refers to the whale, beluga. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Distribution of Walrus Subspecies Walruses (Odobenus rosmarus) are large semi-aquatic mammals that live in the cold Arctic seas of the Northern Hemisphere. ... Binomial name Pusa hispida (Schreber, 1775) The Ringed Seal or Jar Seal (Pusa hispida formerly Phoca hispida) is an earless seal inhabiting the northern coasts. ... Binomial name Erignathus barbatus Erxleben, 1777 The bearded seal (Erignathus barbatus) is a medium-sized seal that is found in and near to the Arctic Ocean. ...


The furry-legged rock ptarmigan is a widespread bird in this desolate region. Typical birds of prey include the gyrfalcon and snowy owl. Some of the more widespread shore and seabirds are the thick-billed murre, black-legged kittiwake, ruddy turnstone, red knot, black guillemot, widespread ringed plover, little ringed plover and northern fulmar. Songbirds found in the Arctic Cordillera include the hoary redpoll, common redpoll, snow bunting, and lapland longspur. The snow goose, common and king eider, and red-throated loon are some species of waterfowl that live in the region. Binomial name Lagopus mutus (Montin, 1781) The Ptarmigan (Lagopus mutus) is a small (31-35 cm) bird in the grouse family. ... // Binomial name Falco rusticolus Linnaeus, 1758 The Gyrfalcon (Falco rusticolus), also spelled Gyr Falcon (the g is pronounced as j in jar), and also sometimes spelled Gerfalcon, is the largest of all falcon species. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Synonyms Strix scandiaca Linnaeus, 1758 Nyctea scandiaca Stephens, 1826 The Snowy Owl (Bubo scandiacus) is a large owl of the typical owl family Strigidae. ... Binomial name Calidris canutus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Red Knot, Calidris canutus (just Knot in Europe), is a small shorebird. ... Binomial name Cepphus grylle Linnaeus, 1758 The Black Guillemot or Tystie, Cepphus grylle, is a medium-sized alcid at 32-38 cm in length, and with a 49-58 cm wingspan. ... Binomial name Charadrius hiaticula (Linnaeus, 1758) The Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula, is a small plover. ...


Peaks of the Arctic Cordillera

Mountain/Peak Height (metres) Prominence (metres) Range
Mount Eugene 1,850 1,417 United States Range
Barbeau Peak 2,616 2,616 British Empire Range
Mount Whisler 2,500 450 British Empire Range
Arrowhead Mountain 1,860 - British Empire Range
Highpointer Peak 1,585 - British Empire Range
Mount Oxford 2,210 - British Empire Range
Pioneer Peak 1,500 - British Empire Range
Mount Connell 1,287 - British Empire Range
Mount Ayles 1,020 - British Empire Range
Mount Nukap 1,780 - -
Boulder Hills 1,073 - -
Monty Peak 650 280 -
Devon Ice Cap 1,920 1,920 Devon Island
Haughton Dome 440 210 -
Outlook Peak 2,210 2,210 Princess Margaret Mountains
Ellesmere Peak 2,347 2,044 -
Commonwealth Mountain 2,225 - Challenger Mountains
Walker Hill 415 - Challenger Mountains
Mount Asgard 2,015 - Baffin Mountains
Bastille Peak 1,733 - Baffin Mountains
Knife Edge Mountain 670 - Baffin Mountains
Qiajivik Mountain 1,963 1,787 Baffin Mountains
Ukpik Peak 1,809 1,650 Baffin Mountains
Angna Mountain 1,710 1,510 Baffin Mountains
Mount Odin 2,147 2,147 Baffin Mountains
Kisimngiuqtuq Peak 1,905 1,605 Baffin Mountains
Cockscomb Mountain 1,625 - Baffin Mountains
Angilaaq Mountain 1,951 1,951 Baffin Mountains
Mount Thule 1,711 - Baffin Mountains
Mount Thor 1,675 - Baffin Mountains
Mount Caubvick 1,652 1,367 Torngat Mountains
Ikordlearsuk Mountain 844 749 Torngat Mountains
Mount Cornelius 917 - Torngat Mountains
Mount Eliot 1,388 - Torngat Mountains
Innuit Mountain 1,509 1,239 Torngat Mountains
Mount Pinguksoak 1,243 - Torngat Mountains
Torngarsoak Mountain 1,595 715 Torngat Mountains
Cirue Mountain 1,567 805 Torngat Mountains
Jens Haven 1,531 331 Torngat Mountains

Mount Eugene is the highest mountain of the United States Range on Ellesmere Island. ... The United States Range (82° 13′ N 66° 1′ W) is the most northern mountain range in the world. ... Barbeau Peak, on Ellesmere Island, is the highest mountain in Nunavut. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Whisler is a mountain of the British Empire Range on Ellesmere Island. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Arrowhead Mountain is located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada and is located east northeast of Mount Oxford. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Highpointer Peak is a peak of the British Empire Range on Ellesmere Island. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Oxford is located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada and was named for the University of Oxford. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Ayles is located on Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The British Empire Range (82° 0′ N 74° 40′ W) is a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Devon Island, Nunavut. ... The Challenger Mountains () are a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... The Challenger Mountains () are a mountain range on Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Asgard is a well-known twin peaked mountain on Baffin Island, both flat-topped cylindrical rock towers, separated by a saddle. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Qiajivik Mountain is a mountain in northern Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Odin is the highest mountain on Baffin Island, located 46 kilometers north of Pangnirtung. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Image:MtThor. ... The Baffin Mountains are a mountain range of northeastern Baffin Island and Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada. ... Mount Caubvik (known as Mont DIberville in Quebec) is a mountain located on the border between Labrador and Quebec. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ... For the Montreal indie band see Torngat Torngat Mountains are a mountain range located on the Labrador Peninsula at the northern tip of Labrador and eastern Quebec and are part of the Arctic Cordillera. ...

See also

The Canadian territory of Nunavut covers about 1. ... The Geography of Newfoundland and Labrador describes Newfoundland and Labradors topography. ... Continent North America Subregion Northern America Geographic coordinates Area  - Total  - Water Ranked 2nd 9,984,670 km² 891,163 km² (8. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Arctic Cordillera Terrestrial Ecozone Retrieved on 2007-09-26
  2. ^ a b Arctic Cordillera Ecozone Retrieved on 2007-09-26
  3. ^ Chris's journal entries Retrieved on 2007-08-05
  4. ^ Volcanology and geochemistry of the Bravo Lake Formation, Baffin Island, Nunavut. Retrieved on 2007-11-06
  5. ^ Central Baffin Island 4-D Project - Projects: Paleoproterozoic mafic magmatism in central Baffin Island. Retrieved on 2007-11-06
  6. ^ Northern Canada Ponds Drying Up
  7. ^ "Arctic Ice Shelf Broke Off Canadian Island" New York Times 30 December 2006
  8. ^ Jeffries, Martin O. Ice Island Calvings and Ice Shelf Changes, Milne Ice Shelf and Ayles Ice Shelf, Ellesmere Island, N.W.T.. Arctic 39 (1) (March 1986)
  9. ^ Hattersley-Smith, G. The Ward Hunt Ice Shelf: recent changes of the ice front. Journal of Glaciology 4:415-424. 1963.
  10. ^ Vincent, W.F., J.A.E. Gibson, M.O. Jeffries. Ice-shelf collapse, climate change, and habitat loss in the Canadian high Arctic. Polar Record 37 (201): 133-142 (2001)
  11. ^ NASA Earth Observatory. Breakup of the Ward Hunt Ice Shelf.
  12. ^ BBC News - Huge Arctic ice break discovered
  13. ^ ParkWardens: Arctic Cordillera Ecozone Overview Retrieved on 2007-11-08

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Further reading

  • Chernoff, M. N., H. R. Hovdebo, and J. Stuart-Smith. Eastern Canadian Cordillera and Arctic Islands An Aerial Reconnaissance. Ottawa: 24th International Geological Congress, 1972.
  • Geological Survey of Canada. Cordillera and Pacific Margin Interior Plains and Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, 1998-A. 1998.
  • Hall, John K. Arctic Ocean Geophysical Studies The Alpha Cordillera and Mendeleyev Ridge. Palisades, N.Y.: Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, 1970.
  • Walker, Edward R. A Synoptic Climatology for Parts of the Western Cordillera. Montreal: McGill University, 1961.

 
 

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I thought that this was very great in helping me with evrything that i needed to know for my geography project now i just have to take the time to translate it into french lol...

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