Ellef Ringnes Island, 11 295 km2, is part of the SVERDRUP group that borders the Arctic Ocean. Most of the island consists of great thicknesses of sedimentary rock, except for an occurrence of the arctic coastal plain in the northwest corner. The island's topography reflects these structural and lithological controls, and is characterized by broad lowlands and dissected uplands. Domal structures, like the 250 m high Isachsen Dome, are the most striking feature of the landscape. Despite generally arid conditions the surface becomes saturated in summer, owing to an active layer derived from water-retentive shale, underlain by impermeable PERMAFROST.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Finlayson, Douglas. "Ellef Ringnes Island". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 27 March 2014, Historica Canada. www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ellef-ringnes-island. Accessed 08 December 2023.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Finlayson, D. (2014). Ellef Ringnes Island. In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ellef-ringnes-island
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Finlayson, Douglas. "Ellef Ringnes Island." The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; Last Edited March 27, 2014.
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Ellef Ringnes Island," by Douglas Finlayson, Accessed December 08, 2023, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/ellef-ringnes-island
Ellef Ringnes Island
Article by Douglas Finlayson
Published Online February 7, 2006
Last Edited March 27, 2014