Kane Basin (waterway)


Kane Basin (waterway)

Kane Basin (coord|79|4|59|N|73|4|59|W) is an Arctic waterway lying between Greenland and Canada's northernmost island, Ellesmere Island. It links Smith Sound to Kennedy Channel and forms part of Nares Strait. It is approximately 180 kilometres in length and 130 km at its widest.

It is named after Elisha Kane, whose expedition in search of the lost Franklin expedition crossed it in 1854.

Further reading


* 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. ISBN 031543760X

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