THE external image ecozones.gifARCTIC CORDILLERA


The Arctic Cordillera is a small strip of land along the north-east shores of the islands of Nunavut along the Davis Strait and Baffin Bay.

Landform Region

The Arctic Cordillera is almost entirely coverd by the Innuitian Mountauins which stretch down the entire ecozone.

Rocks types and Minerals

There are almost no valuble resource deposits in this area so there is no mining whatsoever.

Vegetation and Soil

Because of it's extremely low temperatures almost no vegitation exists in this ecozone except for a small amount of moss in the southern-most piont of the region.

The soil is extremly un-fertile and is only permafrost and bedrock alnong with an extremely short growing season farming is impossible.

Climate and Climograph

The average temperature for the Arctic Cordillera is -40*C in the winter and 0*C in the summer. There is a very long winter and a very short summer. There is rarely any precipitation in the Arctic Cordillera, only an average of 200mm of it per year. Because of the low temperatures of the area it pretty much always snows there except in the most southern part where there is rain but it is very rare to get.

Test Questions

What minerals are mined in the arctic Cordillera?
Is there alot of precipitation in the Arctic Cordillera?
About where in Canada is the Arctic Cordillera?
What kind of precipitation falls in the Arctic Cordillera?
What quality is the soil in the Arctic Cordillera?

Clark, Bruce. Making Connections Canada's Geography. Toronto: Pearson Education, 2006