Canadian Arctic- Baffin Island


Baffin Island is the home of more than 10 000 glaciers, and is one of the most dynamic northern regions in the world. This site provides up to date information on how the glaciers of Baffin Island have changed in the past, as well as their current conditions.

This website was compiled by Erin Workman, Erica Lopes, May Guan, and Caitlin Vanderkooy. We hope that you enjoy this website and expand your knowledge about Canada's largest island (Figure 1).

Baffin Island Introduction
Glaciated Peninsulas Include:
Brodeur Peninsula Cumberland Peninsula Hall Peninsula Meta Incognita Peninsula
Ice Caps on Baffin Island Include:
Barnes Ice Cap Grinnell Ice Cap Penny Ice Cap Terra Nivea Ice Cap
Glacial features in Cumberland Peninsula Include:
Boas Glacier Caribou Glacier Coronation Glacier Fork Beard Glacier Highway Glacier
Penny Ice Cap
Tumbling Glacier
Glacial features in Hall Peninsula Include:
Grinnell Ice Cap
Glacial features in Meta Incognita Peninsula Include:
Terra Nivea Ice Cap
Additional Links:
Decade Glacier Effects of Climate Change on Baffin References

Baffin Island Glaciers

Figure 1: Major glaciers and icecaps on Baffin Island (modified from Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 1985).