Jenny Lind Island

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Jenny Lind Island
Geography
LocationQueen Maud Gulf
Coordinates68°43′N 101°58′W / 68.717°N 101.967°W / 68.717; -101.967 (Jenny Lind Island)Coordinates: 68°43′N 101°58′W / 68.717°N 101.967°W / 68.717; -101.967 (Jenny Lind Island)
ArchipelagoCanadian Arctic Archipelago
Area420 km2 (160 sq mi)
Highest elevation80 m (260 ft)
Administration
Canada
NunavutNunavut
RegionKitikmeot
Demographics
PopulationUninhabited

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.

Geography[edit]

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

Fauna[edit]

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 in the south east section of the island.

Climate[edit]

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
(18.0)
2.8
(37.0)
6.1
(43.0)
18.3
(64.9)
22.8
(73.0)
20.6
(69.1)
15.0
(59.0)
6.0
(42.8)
0.6
(33.1)
−2.8
(27.0)
22.8
(73.0)
Average high °C (°F) −26.1
(−15.0)
−17.3
(0.9)
−5.8
(21.6)
3.2
(37.8)
9.6
(49.3)
7.2
(45.0)
1.0
(33.8)
−7.5
(18.5)
−19.2
(−2.6)
−25.1
(−13.2)
Daily mean °C (°F) −29.9
(−21.8)
−21.6
(−6.9)
−9.3
(15.3)
0.7
(33.3)
6.1
(43.0)
4.5
(40.1)
−0.9
(30.4)
−10.4
(13.3)
−22.7
(−8.9)
−28.6
(−19.5)
Average low °C (°F) −37.2
(−35.0)
−37.4
(−35.3)
−34.6
(−30.3)
−26.1
(−15.0)
−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
(−58.0)
−43.3
(−45.9)
−30.6
(−23.1)
−17.2
(1.0)
−2.8
(27.0)
−7.8
(18.0)
−16.7
(1.9)
−33.2
(−27.8)
−42.8
(−45.0)
−47.2
(−53.0)
−51.2
(−60.2)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.2
(0.09)
2.4
(0.09)
2.7
(0.11)
3.9
(0.15)
5.9
(0.23)
10.6
(0.42)
19.6
(0.77)
25.9
(1.02)
18.6
(0.73)
14.0
(0.55)
5.5
(0.22)
3.0
(0.12)
114.3
(4.50)
Source: 1961-1990 Environment Canada [2]

History[edit]

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[edit]

  1. ^ "Jenny Lind Island". http://www.ibacanada.ca/. Retrieved 2014-01-05. External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ Environment CanadaCanadian Climate Normals 1961–1990. Retrieved 22 June 2011.