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Global Warming and Sea Ice by Northern Canada

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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.

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

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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.

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