Agassiz Ice Cap
Agassiz Ice Cap
Map showing the location of Agassiz Ice Cap
Agassiz Ice Cap
TypeIce cap
Coordinates80°15′N 076°00′W / 80.250°N 76.000°W / 80.250; -76.000Coordinates: 80°15′N 076°00′W / 80.250°N 76.000°W / 80.250; -76.000

The Agassiz Ice Cap formerly Agassiz Glacier[1] is an ice cap on the central eastern side of Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, Canada.[2] The Agassiz ice cap is about 21,000 km2 (8,100 sq mi) in area.[2] It is located between the North Ellesmere ice field to the north and the Prince of Wales Icefield to the south.


  1. ^ Agassiz Ice Cap (Formerly Agassiz Glacier)
  2. ^ a b Wolken, G.; Sharp, M.; Wang, L. (2009). "Snow and ice facies variability and ice layer formation on Canadian Arctic ice caps, 1999-2005" (PDF). Journal of Geophysical Research. 114. doi:10.1029/2008JF001173.