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TitleSurficial geology, Tanquary Fiord, Nunavut, NTS 340-D
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBednarski, J M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Canadian Geoscience Map 212, 2015, 1 sheet, Open Access logo Open Access
LinksSurficial geology map collection
LinksCollection de données de géologie de surface
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Maps1 map
Map Info.surficial geology, glacial deposits and landforms, 1:250,000
ProjectionUniversal Transverse Mercator Projection, UTM zone 17N &18N (NAD83)
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is superceded by Surficial geology, Tanquary Fiord, Nunavut, NTS 340-D
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; JPEG2000; rtf; xml; xls; shp
AreaEllesmere Island; Tanquary Fiord
Lat/Long WENS -78.5000 -72.0000 82.0000 81.1667
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; colluvial deposits; alluvial deposits; glaciomarine deposits; glaciolacustrine deposits; glaciofluvial deposits; glacial deposits; glacial landforms; kames; tills; Quaternary; Cenozoic
ProgramGEM2: Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals Rae Province Project Management
Released2015 08 05
AbstractThe Quttinirpaaq National Park region is mountainous including the highest peak in eastern North America. Glaciers cover about half of the map area, including unique floating ice shelves along the north coast, which have largely broken up in the last few decades but many fiord and valley glaciers still contact the sea. Sedimentary rock outcrops form the dominant surficial unit, including large areas of frost shattered rubble mantling broad summits and slopes. Glacial debris is also widespread normally forming a thin discontinuous veneer of till or as isolated erratic boulders. In the past, as now, the main source of run-off and sediment is supplied by glacial meltwater. Consequently most of the unconsolidated sediment lies within formerly glaciated valleys and coastlines where there are complex associations of moraines, glaciofluvial and glaciomarine deposits related to the advance and retreat of valley glaciers and ice caps, coupled with falling sea levels caused by postglacial crustal uplift.
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
The map identifies surficial materials and associated landforms left by the retreat of the last glaciers. The surficial geology is based on aerial photograph interpretation and limited fieldwork. This work provides new geological knowledge and improves our understanding of the distribution, nature and glacial history of surficial materials. It contributes to resource assessments and effective land use management.

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