Penny Ice Cap

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Penny Ice Cap
Auyuittuq NP 8 2001-07-25.jpg
The Penny Ice Cap
Type Icecap
Location Nunavut, Canada
Coordinates 67°15′N 66°00′W / 67.250°N 66.000°W / 67.250; -66.000 (Penny Ice Cap)Coordinates: 67°15′N 66°00′W / 67.250°N 66.000°W / 67.250; -66.000 (Penny Ice Cap)
Terminus outflow glaciers

The Penny Ice Cap is a 6,000 km2 (2,300 sq mi) ice cap in Auyuittuq National Park of Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada. It forms a 2,000 m (6,562 ft) high barrier on the Cumberland Peninsula, an area of deep fiords and glaciated valleys. It is a remnant of the last ice age. During the mid-1990s, Canadian researchers studied the glacier's patterns of freezing and thawing over centuries by drilling ice core samples.[1][2]

The ice cap has been thinning and its valley glaciers have been retreating in recent decades related to rising summer and winter air temperatures across the eastern Arctic.[3][4]

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