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TitleObservations of the terminus of Bunde Glacier, Axel Heiberg Island, Northwest Territories, Canada, in 1955 and 1983
AuthorMcMillan, N J
SourceArctic vol. 51, no. 1, 1998 p. 55-57,
Alt SeriesGeological Survey of Canada, Contribution Series 1996265
PublisherThe Arctic Institute of North America
Mediapaper; on-line; digital
File formatpdf
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS560A/06; 560A/11
AreaAxel Heiberg Island; Bunde Glacier
Lat/Long WENS -93.8333 -93.6667 80.5000 80.3333
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; glaciers; glacier surveys; ice retreat; moraines; glaciology; climate, arctic; climate
Illustrationsaerial photographs; photographs
Released1998 01 01
AbstractThe terminus of Bunde Glacier (name used here for the first time), situated at 80 25 N, 93 45 W on northwestern Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic Archipelago, was observed and photographed in 1955 and 1983. Comparison of the photos indicates that there has been no appreciable advance or retreat during the 28-year span, as the terminal moraine appears to have remained practically unchanged. The possibility exists that Bunde Glacier retreated or advanced after 1955 but re-advanced or retreated to occupy its 1955 position by 1983. This situation marks a departure from the observation that glaciers in most parts of the world are in retreat.

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