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Encyclopedia > Davis Strait
Map of Baffin Island and surrounding areas, including Davis Strait.
Map of Baffin Island and surrounding areas, including Davis Strait.

Davis Strait lies between mid-Western Greenland and the Canadian island of Baffin Island. Water depths in Davis Strait, at around 1-2 kilometres, are substantially less than in Labrador Sea to the south and Baffin Bay to the north. Davis Strait is underlain by complex geological features of buried basins and ridges, probably formed by strike-slip faulting during Palaeogene times about 45-62 million years ago. The strike-slip faulting transferred plate-tectonic motions in Labrador Sea to Baffin Bay. Lambert azimuthal projection of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Public Domain map created by Online Map Creation: http://www. ... Lambert azimuthal projection of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada Public Domain map created by Online Map Creation: http://www. ... Baffin Island, Nunavut. ... A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). ... Labrador Sea is an arm of the North Atlantic Ocean between Labrador and Greenland. ... Map of Baffin Island and surrounding areas, including Baffin Bay. ... For the term related to television programmes, see watershed (television). ... A ridge is a geological feature that features a continuous elevational crest for some distance. ... Palaeogene (alternatively Paleogene) period is a unit of geologic time that began 65 and ended 23 million years ago. ... Old fault exposed by roadcut near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Plate tectonics (from the Greek word for one who constructs, τεκτων, tekton) is a theory of geology developed to explain the phenomenon of continental drift, and is currently the theory accepted by the vast majority of scientists working in this area. ...


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  • June 2005 Satellite photograph of Davis Strait from MODIS, showing meltwater ponds

 
 

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