The Innuitian Mountains
Region And Landform
Innuitian Mountains are a mountain range that stand as icy watch towers in the Canadian Arctic territory of Nunavut and the Northwest Territories. The Innuitians are part of the Arctic Cordillera. In some locations they measure more than 2,500 meters in height 1,290 km,with steep valleys.There are no trees or wildlife Innuitian Mountains due to harsh cold weather as well as being located north of the Arctic tree line. The Innuitians contains igneous and metamorphic rocks, but it is mainly composed of sedimentary rock. They were formed in the middle of the Mesozoic era when the North American plate moved northward.The Innuitian mountains resemble the Appalachians in composition but is relatively younger and so erosion hasn't had time to reduce them to rounded hills.Barbeau Peak is the highest point in the mountain ranges, with an elevation of 2,616m, which is 8,583ft.
the Innuitian Mountains is located in the Arctic region. Has extremely cold winters,and short cool summers.This region is mostly barren and vast areas mainly have permafrost. The mountains are buried by ice sheets. The Innuitian Region is surrounded by the Arctic Ocean. However, there are waterways that are nearby, such as Parry Channel and Baffin Bay. It is too cold for any plants, with temperatures sometimes averaging -30 degrees to -35 degrees Celsius in January.
Soil & Vegetation
The Innuitian Mountains is located in the Tundra vegetation region.Tress cannot grow in the tundra because the climate is too cold and dry.Most of the tundra has permafrost.Only the top meter,or so of the permafrost known as the 'active layer',thaws during the short summer.The water does not drain from the mountain because of permafrost (permanent frozen ground).Water cannot drain downward so The surface remains waterlogged.The thawing permits a very small growing season.Plants grow close to the ground to get as much heat as possible.The plants that grow are;small shrubs,mosses and lichens.
Tourist Attractions: Quttinirpaaq National Park Of Canada is Canada's northernmost national park. It is only 720km away from the North Pole! This park covers the northern portion of Ellesmere Island, in Nunavut.There are many activities to do like dog sledding, ski touring, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is associated as one of the earliest documented human inhabitants of this region.There are metallic mineral resources including iron and zinc and fossil fuel resources such as coal.The mineral resources have not been greatly exploited, due to the cost of developing such a remote region while cheaper alternatives are available elsewhere.
The Innuitian Mountains attract people to visit. An economic activity in this region is tourism,and is very dependent on the natural land forms seen in the Innuitian Mountains. The large mountains,and icebergs attract many tourist,and the waterways make it easy to view all of the natural land forms as they provide easy transportation.But,The environment causes problems for humans.Because of the harsh cold climate,the population of this region is low.The climate affects the number of houses and buildings,since houses can't be built on permafrost.So thats why people can visit the Innuatian Mounains as tourist and cant live there.