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Barnes Ice Cap on Baffin Island, in Canada’s Foxe Basin

67.7N 76.2W

August 24th, 2010 Category: Sediments

Canada - August 4th, 2010

Yellow sediments line the northeastern shoreline of Foxe Basin, a shallow oceanic basin north of Hudson Bay, in Nunavut, Canada. Sediments also surrounded several of the bay’s numerous islands, in particular the rounded Prince Charles Island below the image center.

The large Baffin Island marks the northern boundary of the basin. While several areas appear white due to  clouds or a dusting of snow, the one solid white area directly north of Prince Charles Island is the Barnes Ice Cap. It is almost 6000 km2  in surface area, although it has been thinning and shrinking due to global warming.

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