Thanks to Steve Gardiner for scanning photographs and for mounting and
maintaining this web site.
Thanks to all those colleagues and friends whose photographs we have used to
illustrate Axel Heiberg Island. Photos without credits are from Peter Adams,
Graham Cogley or Miles Ecclestone.
The early history of Axel Heiberg Island is to be found mainly in O.N.
Sverdrup (New Land: Four Years in the Arctic Regions, Longmans, Green
and Co., London, 2 volumes, 1904), D.B. Macmillan (Four Years in the White
North, Harper, New York, 1918) and D. Haig-Thomas (Expedition to
Ellesmere Island, 1937-1938, Geographical Journal, 95(4),
265-277). It is well summarized by C.S.L. Ommanney (A Study in Glacier
Inventory: The Ice Masses of Axel Heiberg Island, Canadian Arctic
Archipelago, Glaciology No. 3, Axel Heiberg Island Research Reports,
McGill University, Montreal, 105p., 1969), who discusses additional sources.
Thanks to Trent University, McGill University, the Northern Science Training
Programme, the National Glaciology Programme of the Geological Survey of
Canada and the Polar Continental Shelf Project, Natural Resources Canada for
their support, either in cash or in kind, of glaciology on Axel Heiberg
Island over many years.
The world maps in the Global Glaciology section use the Gringorten equiareal
projection, either in its original square form ("Mark I"; Gringorten 1972) or
in a modified rectangular version ("Mark II") which was developed specially
for these illustrations of the geography of the cryosphere (Cogley 2002). Contact Graham
Cogley if you would like more details about the Gringorten
Cogley, J.G., 2002, Variations of the Gringorten square equal-area map projection, Cartography and Geographic Information Science, 29(4), 381-390.
Gringorten, I.I., 1972, A square equal-area map of the world, Journal of Applied Meteorology, 11(5), 763-767.
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