North Ice

Coordinates: 78°04′N 38°29′W / 78.067°N 38.483°W / 78.067; -38.483
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North Ice is located in Greenland
North Ice
North Ice

North Ice was a research station of the British North Greenland Expedition (1952 to 1954) on the inland ice of Greenland. The coordinates of the station were 78°04′N 38°29′W / 78.067°N 38.483°W / 78.067; -38.483, at an altitude of 2,341 metres (7,680 ft) above sea level. The British North Greenland Expedition had its main base camp in Britannia Lake, Queen Louise Land.[1] It was led by Commander James Simpson RN. The station recorded a temperature of −66.1 °C (−87.0 °F) on 9 January 1954, which made it the lowest temperature ever recorded in North America up until that time. It was superseded by an observation of −69.6 °C (−93.3 °F) at the Greenland Ice Sheet on 22 December 1991.[2][3] The name of the station contrasts to the former British South Ice station in Antarctica.

78°04′N 38°29′W / 78.067°N 38.483°W / 78.067; -38.483

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  1. ^ Ice Recession in Dronning Louise Land, North-East Greenland
  2. ^ "Western Hemisphere: Lowest Temperature". Arizona State University World Meteorological Organization. 2014. Archived from the original on 18 May 2013. Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ WMO verifies -69.6°C Greenland temperature as Northern hemisphere record