Arctic Cordillera facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsArctic Cordillera
The Baffin Mountains at the northern end of Auyuittuq National Park
|Elevation||2,616 m (8,583 ft)|
|Territories and Provinces||Nunavut, Quebec and Labrador|
|Regions||Arctic Archipelago and Ungava Peninsula|
|Type of rock||Igneous, Metamorphic and Sedimentary|
The Arctic Cordillera is a mountain range running along the northeastern coast of North America from Ellesmere Island to the northernmost tip of Labrador. It is the only major mountain range in Canada east of the Rocky Mountains. The range has a surface area of 218,225 km2 (84,257 sq mi). Its highest point is 2,616 metres (8,583 ft) at Barbeau Peak.
- Chernoff, M. N., H. R. Hovdebo, and J. Stuart-Smith. Eastern Canadian Cordillera and Arctic Islands An Aerial Reconnaissance. Ottawa: 24th International Geological Congress, 1972.
- Geological Survey of Canada. Cordillera and Pacific Margin Interior Plains and Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada Current Research, 1998-A. 1998.
- Hall, John K. Arctic Ocean Geophysical Studies The Alpha Cordillera and Mendeleyev Ridge. Palisades, N.Y.: Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, 1970.
- Walker, Edward R. A Synoptic Climatology for Parts of the Western Cordillera. Montreal: McGill University, 1961.
Images for kids
Folded rock in the Torngat Mountains
Nachvak Fjord, Torngat Mountains
Tanquary Fiord, showing confluence of Air Force River, Rollrock River and Macdonald River
Gull Glacier in Tanquary Fjord
Dragon Cliffs, including the flood basalt lava layers
Mount Asgard in July 2001
The Conger Range and Ad Astra Icecap
Qijuttaaqanngittuq Valley in the southern Baffin Mountains
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