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Jenny Lind Island

Jenny Lind Island
Geography
Location Queen Maud Gulf
Coordinates
Archipelago Canadian Arctic Archipelago
Area 420 km2 (160 sq mi)
Highest elevation 80 m (260 ft)
Country
Canada
Nunavut  Nunavut
Region Kitikmeot
Demographics
Population Uninhabited

Jenny Lind Island is a small island 420 km2 (160 sq mi) in the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut, Canada. The island is located in the Queen Maud Gulf, about 120 km (75 mi) southeast of Cambridge Bay.

It is named for the Swedish born opera singer, Jenny Lind.

Contents

  • Geography 1
  • Fauna 2
  • Climate 3
  • History 4
  • References 5

Geography

Characteristics of the terrain include rocky ridges, low-lying wetlands, sedge meadows, and a sandy shoreline.

Fauna

Jenny Lind Island is a Canadian Important Bird Area (#NU088), and a Key Migratory Terrestrial Bird Site. Notable bird species include Canada Goose, Lesser Snow Goose, and Ross's Goose.[1]

Muskoxen are found on the island.

Climate

Climate data for Jenny Lind Island Airport
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) −5.1
(22.8)
−8.8
(16.2)
−7.8
(18)
2.8
(37)
6.1
(43)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73)
20.6
(69.1)
15.0
(59)
6.0
(42.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−2.8
(27)
22.8
(73)
Average high °C (°F) n/a n/a −26.1
(−15)
−17.3
(0.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
3.2
(37.8)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(45)
1.0
(33.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−25.1
(−13.2)
n/a
Daily mean °C (°F) n/a n/a −29.9
(−21.8)
−21.6
(−6.9)
−9.3
(15.3)
0.7
(33.3)
6.1
(43)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
−10.4
(13.3)
−22.7
(−8.9)
−28.6
(−19.5)
n/a
Average low °C (°F) −37.2
(−35)
−37.4
(−35.3)
−34.6
(−30.3)
−26.1
(−15)
−13.0
(8.6)
−1.9
(28.6)
2.6
(36.7)
1.7
(35.1)
−3.0
(26.6)
−13.6
(7.5)
−26.7
(−16.1)
−33.2
(−27.8)
−18.5
(−1.3)
Record low °C (°F) −51.2
(−60.2)
−51.2
(−60.2)
−50.0
(−58)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−17.2
(1)
−2.8
(27)
−7.8
(18)
−16.7
(1.9)
−33.2
(−27.8)
−42.8
(−45)
−47.2
(−53)
−51.2
(−60.2)
Precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.087)
2.4
(0.094)
2.7
(0.106)
3.9
(0.154)
5.9
(0.232)
10.6
(0.417)
19.6
(0.772)
25.9
(1.02)
18.6
(0.732)
14.0
(0.551)
5.5
(0.217)
3.0
(0.118)
114.3
(4.5)
Source: 1961-1990 Environment Canada [2]

History

The island is uninhabited but still has an active North Warning System. Originally part of the Distant Early Warning Line, the site is known as CAM-1.

References

  1. ^ "Jenny Lind Island". http://www.ibacanada.ca/. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  2. ^ Environment Canada—Canadian Climate Normals 1961–1990. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  • The Atlas of Canada - Sea Islands
  • Kitikmeot Regional Land Use Plan
  • CAM-1 plan
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