Axel Heiberg Island
Axel Heiberg Island (ăkˈsəl hĪˈbərg) [key], 13,583 sq mi (35,180 sq km), in the Arctic Ocean, N Nunavut Territory, Canada, W of Ellesmere Island. It was named by the Norwegian explorer Otto Sverdrup (who explored it 1898–1902) for one of his patrons. The island's plateau surface (3,000–6,000 ft/915–1,830 m high) is deeply indented by fjords.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.
More on Axel Heiberg Island from Infoplease:
- Large Islands of the World - Find lists of the world's largest islands including the name, location, political affiliation, and land area from Infoplease.com
- Otto Sverdrup - Sverdrup, Otto Sverdrup, Otto , 1855–1930, Norwegian arctic explorer. A companion of Fridtjof ...
- Donald Baxter MacMillan - MacMillan, Donald Baxter MacMillan, Donald Baxter, 1874–1970, American arctic explorer, b. ...
- Encyclopedia: Arctic Physical Geography - Encyclopeadia articles concerning Arctic Physical Geography.