Wolstenholme Fjord

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Wolstenholme Fjord
Wolstenholme Fjord is located in Greenland
Wolstenholme Fjord
Wolstenholme Fjord
Location in Greenland
Location Arctic
Coordinates 76°37′55″N 68°38′15″W / 76.63194°N 68.63750°W / 76.63194; -68.63750Coordinates: 76°37′55″N 68°38′15″W / 76.63194°N 68.63750°W / 76.63194; -68.63750
Ocean/sea sources Baffin Bay
Basin countries Greenland

The Wolstenholme Fjord is located in the far northwest of Greenland, to the north of the Thule Air Base and adjacent to the abandoned Inuit settlement of Narsaarsuk.

Geography[edit]

Saunders Island, Wolstenholme Island and the Bylot Sound lie at the mouth of the Fjord in North Star Bay.

The fjord's waters are fed by four large glaciers: the Salisbury Glacier, the Chamberlin Glacier, the Knud Rasmussen Glacier, and the Harald Moltke Glacier.

The area was contaminated in 1968 with Plutonium and other radioactive elements following a B-52 bomber crash.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Aarkrog, Asker (January 1970). "Radio-Ecological Investigations". USAF Nuclear Safety. Danish Atomic Energy Commission.