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Global Warming and Sea Ice by Northern Canada

69.9N 120.1W

June 13th, 2013 Category: Climate Change MODISTerra

Canada – June 12th, 2013

Bodies of water in the Arctic, in Canada’s Northwest Territories and the province of Nunavut are covered in ice: the Great Bear Lake (below), Amundsen Gulf (upper left) and Queen Maud Gulf (upper right). Most of the sea ice breaks up in July during a normal year, with some areas only breaking up in August. Here, ice can be seen breaking up in Amundsen Gulf, near the left edge.

Ongoing changes in the climate of the Arctic include rising temperatures, loss of sea ice, and melting of the Greenland ice sheet. The Arctic ocean will likely be free of summer sea ice before the year 2100. Because of the amplified response of the Arctic to global warming, it is often seen as a high-sensitivity indicator of climate change.

The Parry Peninsula and Cape Bathurst, Canada

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September 6th, 2009 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Canada - July 26th, 2009

Canada - July 26th, 2009

The Parry Peninsula (center), on the north coast of Canada’s Northwest Territories, is bounded on the west by Franklin Bay, on the north by Amundsen Gulf, and on the east by Darnley Bay. It is home to a Canadian federal migratory bird sanctuary.

The peninsula, Cape Bathurst (left), and much of the terrain nearby contain many lakes, rivers and streams. Of particular note is the river meandering through the Smoking HillsĀ  on the east coast of Cape Bathurst. The river snakes sharply back and forth, creating a curved line parallel to the coast.