Kane Bassin

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Kane Basin, Nunavut, Canada.     Nunavut     Grønland     Nordvest-territoriet

Kane Bassin er et sund eller stræde, der ligger mellem Grønland og Canada's nordligste ø, Ellesmere Island. Det foribnder Smith Sund med Kennedykanalen og er en del af Nares Strædet. Det er omtrent 180 kilometer langt og 130 km på det bredeste sted.

Det er opkaldt efter Elisha Kane, hvis eftersøgningsekspedition i sin søgen efter John Franklin krydsede det i 1854. Kane havde selv kaldt det "Peabody Bay" til ære for filantropen George Peabody, der finansierede Kanes ekspedition.[1]

Litteratur[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  • Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.). Radar Imagery of Arctic Pack Ice Kane Basin to North Pole. Hanover, N.H.: The Division, 1968.
  • Hobbs, William Herbert. Discovery and Exploration Within the Area to the West of the Kane Basin. 1939.
  • Kravitz, Joseph. Sediments and Sediment Processes in Kane Basin, a High Arctic Glacial Marine Basin. [Boulder, Colo.?]: University of Colorado, Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, 1982.
  • Marentette, Kris Allen. Late Quaternary Paleoceanography in Kane Basin, Canada and Greenland. Ottawa: National Library of Canada, 1989.

Referencer[redigér | redigér wikikode]

  1. ^ KANE, ELISHA KENT. University of Toronto. Hentet 2010-03-28. "A believer in the hypothesis of an open polar sea, he persuaded Grinnell, American financier George Peabody, the United States Navy Department, and several scientific societies to sponsor a second expedition to go north from Baffin Bay to the shores of the "Polar Sea" in search of Franklin. [...] The Advance then proceeded up the west coast of Greenland and into the sound Kane named Peabody Bay (later renamed Kane Basin) where, by the end of August, its northward progress was stopped by the ice." 

Koordinater: 79°04′30″N 73°05′10″V / 79.07500°N 73.08611°V / 79.07500; -73.08611 (Kane Basin)