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Greenish Waters of Larsen Sound, Canada

70.6N 95.9W

August 24th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Canada - July 24th, 2011

The greenish body of water in the lower part of this image is Larsen Sound, an Arctic waterway in Kitikmeot Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located south of Prince of Wales Island, west of the Boothia Peninsula, north of King William Island and east of Gateshead Island. To the west and north-west the sound opens into the M’Clintock Channel, to the north-east it opens into Peel Sound, to the south-east into James Ross Strait, and to the south-west into Victoria Strait.

In the full image, the Gulf of Boothia can be seen to the east, also greenish in color. Also in Nunavut, Canada, the western side is within Kitikmeot Region while the eastern side is in Qikiqtaaluk Region. It is situated between Baffin Island and the Boothia Peninsula. It is bounded by the Melville Peninsula and the Canadian mainland to the south; to the north it leads into Prince Regent Inlet and Lancaster Sound.

Ice and Sediments in Foxe Basin, Canada

67.7N 76.2W

August 17th, 2011 Category: Sediments

Canada - July 24th, 2011

Foxe Basin is a shallow oceanic basin north of Hudson Bay, in Nunavut, Canada, located between Baffin Island and the Melville Peninsula. For most of the year, it is blocked by ice floes. In this summer image, some ice can be seen in the northern part of the basin, although the southern part is ice-free.

In the full image, sediments can be seen framing the shores of the islands in the bay, particularly Prince Charles Island (just above center). It is a large, low-lying island with an area of 9521 km2, off the west coast of Baffin Island, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is uninhabited and its temperatures are extremely cold.

Arctic Islands, Peninsulas, Bays and Straits of Nunavut Province, Canada

68.9N 97.6W

August 9th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Canada - August 5th, 2011

The many islands visible in this image are located in northern Canada, in the province of Nunavut. Visible at the center is King William Island, in Nunavut’s the Kitikmeot Region. It forms part of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. In area it is between 12516 km2 and 13111 km2.

King William Island is separated from the Boothia Peninsula by the James Ross Strait and the Rae Strait. To the west is the Victoria Strait and beyond it Victoria Island. Within the Simpson Strait is Todd Island, and beyond it to the south is the Adelaide Peninsula, and the Queen Maud Gulf lies to the southwest.

East of King William Island is the Brodeur Peninsula, an uninhabited headland on Baffin Island in Nunavut’s Qikiqtaaluk Region. It is located on the northwestern part of the island and is bounded by Prince Regent Inlet, Lancaster Sound, and Admiralty Inlet. The peninsula is connected to the rest of Baffin Island by a narrow isthmus.

Between King William Island and the Boothia Peninsula, and the Brodeur Peninsula and Baffin Island, is the Gulf of Boothia. It is bounded by the Melville Peninsula and the Canadian mainland to the south; to the north it leads into Prince Regent Inlet and Lancaster Sound.

Cornwallis Island in the Canadian Arctic

75.0N 95.1W

April 10th, 2010 Category: Snapshots

Canada - February 12th, 2010

Canada - February 12th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows Cornwallis Island, one of the Queen Elizabeth Islands in the Qikiqtaaluk Region of Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic. It lies to the west of Devon Island and at its greatest length is about 110 km (68 mi). At 6,995 km2 (2,701 sq mi) in size, it is the 96th largest island in the world, and Canada’s 21st largest island.

Cornwallis Island is separated by the Wellington Channel from Devon Island, and by the Parry Channel from Somerset Island to the south. Northwest of Cornwallis Island lies Little Cornwallis Island, the biggest of a group of small islands at the north end of McDougall Sound, which separates Cornwallis Island from nearby Bathurst Island.

Cape Airy is located at the island’s southwesterly extremity. Also on the southwestern coast, Griffith Island lies directly across from the island’s popoulated hamlet Resolute (Qausuittuq), separated by the 6.5 mi wide Resolute Passage. This is Canada’s second most northerly community.