Devon Ice Cap

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Devon Ice Cap
Devon Ice Cap is located in Canada
Devon Ice Cap
Devon Ice Cap
Location in Canada (on Devon Island)
Highest point
Elevation 1,920 metres (6,300 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,920 m (6,300 ft) [1]
Coordinates 75°20′52″N 82°10′26″W / 75.34778°N 82.17389°W / 75.34778; -82.17389Coordinates: 75°20′52″N 82°10′26″W / 75.34778°N 82.17389°W / 75.34778; -82.17389[1]
Location Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada
First ascent Alfred Herbert Joy and party, 1926

The Devon Ice Cap is an ice cap on eastern Devon Island, Nunavut, Canada, covering an area of over 12,000 km2 (4,600 sq mi). The highest point on Devon Island is found at the summit of the ice cap, with an elevation of 1,920 m (6,299 ft). The ice cap has a maximum thickness of 880 m (2,887 ft),[2] and has been steadily shrinking since 1985.[3]

The first ascent of the Devon Ice Cap was by Alfred Herbert Joy and his Inuit companions in 1926.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c "Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2012-12-28.
  2. ^ a b "Devon Ice Cap". 
  3. ^ "Massive Arctic Ice Cap Is Shrinking, Study Shows; Rate Accelerating Since 1985". Retrieved 2012-12-28.

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