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White Glacier of Axel Heiberg Island

Listed under Frozen Landscapes in Arctic, Canada.

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White Glacier is a valley glacier occupying 38.7 km2 in the Expedition Fiord area of Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada (longitude -90ᄚ50', latitude 79ᄚ30'). It extends in elevation from 56 m to 1782 m above sea level, a range which, as noted by Dyurgerov (2002), is exceeded only by Devon Ice Cap in the world list of glaciers with measured mass balance.

Trent University Geography Department.

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