Lateral meltwater channels cut in crystalline Precambrian bedrock
Major meltwater channels probably formed during the Wisconsin expansion of "native" glaciers of Bylot Island (Klassen, 1993). Note modern lateral outwash deposits and outwash fan from Aktineq Glacier blocking drainage and forming a lake in the lower left corner of the image. The small white dots in the lower right center of the image are tents.
Updated 03/29/2010 AW