Barnes Ice Cap
|Barnes Ice Cap|
Sentinel-2 image (2019)
It covers close to 6000 км2 (2300 кв. миль) in the area of the Baffin Mountains. It has been thinning due to regional warming. Between 2004 and 2006, the ice cap was thinning at a rate of 1 м (Шаблон:Convert/LoffAonSoffAnd) per year.
The ice cap contains Canada's oldest ice, some of it being over 20,000 years old. It is a remnant of the Laurentide Ice Sheet, which covered much of Canada during the last glacial period of the Earth's current ice age. Generator Lake is located at the southeastern end of the ice cap.
- Sneed, William; Hooke, Roger & Hamilton, Gordon (January 2008), Thinning of the south dome of Barnes Ice Cap, Arctic Canada, over the past two decades, GeoScienceWorld Т. v.36, no. 1: 71–74, doi:10.1130/G24013A.1, <http://geology.geoscienceworld.org/cgi/content/abstract/36/1/71>
- CanWest News Service (Jan 9, 2008). Canada's oldest ice formation melting at alarming rate, scientists say. Пресс-релиз.
- NRCan - Generator Lake