Baffin Island

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Baffin Island

An island of eastern Nunavut, Canada, west of Greenland and south of the Queen Elizabeth Islands. It is the fifth-largest island in the world.

Baffin Island

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(Placename) the largest island of the Canadian Arctic, between Greenland and Hudson Bay. Area: 476 560 sq km (184 000 sq miles)

Baf′fin Is′land


n.
a Canadian island in the Arctic Ocean, between Greenland and N Canada. ab. 1000 mi. (1600 km) long; 190,000 sq. mi. (492,000 sq. km). Also called Baf′fin Land`.
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Noun1.Baffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic CanadaBaffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
Canada - a nation in northern North America; the French were the first Europeans to settle in mainland Canada; "the border between the United States and Canada is the longest unguarded border in the world"
Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
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2012) described substantial thinning of glaciers and ice caps on Bylot and Baffin Islands at the regional scale, while local studies have described glacier recession on Bylot Island (Dowdeswell et al.
Multi-temporal satellite imagery and historical aerial photography reveal that'two southern Arctic ice caps on Baffin Island have shrunk considerably over the past several decades.
Holmstead has a twenty year history of working with mining Companies and has supervised major projects in the Baffin Islands that were advanced to the development phase.