Site: CAM-2

Gladman Point, Nunavut


DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION

Topography

  • CAM-2 at GLADMAN POINT, Canada, is situated on a drumlinoid at an altitude of from 40 to 50 feet above sea level. Drumlinoids (elongated, cigar shapes hills of glacial origin) are the most prominent topographic feature in the vicinity of this Auxiliary Radar Station. Many of them form small islands in Simpson Strait which separates King William Island from Adelaide Peninsula on the mainland. Immediately north of the station drumlinoid is a drain-basin that empties into a shallow bay. An extensive swamp occupies most of this drainage valley. The Canadian Government has allotted 1648 acres for use by CAM-2.

Climate

  • Annual precipitation, including snowfall, is approximately 5 inches, being heaviest in July and August and least in February. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 20 inches per year. Absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 56 and plus 72 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.

Water

  • A 1.5 mile round trip potable water haul is maintained summer and winter

PHOTOS

Satellite Image – High level.

Satellite Image – Close-up.

Foggy Day at CAM-2 DEW site taken Jul/Aug 2001.