Site: FOX-2

Longstaff Bluff, Nunavut


DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION

Topography

  • FOX-2 at LONGSTAFF BLUFF, Canada, is situated on a ridge at an altitude of approximately 500 feet. This Auxiliary Radar Station occupied 4169 acres of land. The general area in the vicinity of the station is characterized by a series of parallel east-west ridges having an average elevation of 350 feet. When approached from the air, the terrain appears to be corrugated. The bluff projects about 10 miles southward in the form of a blunt nosed tip below the neck of Baird Peninsula

Climate

  • Annual precipitation, including snowfall is approximately 8 inches, being heaviest from July to October, and least from December to March. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 44 inches a year. The absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 53 and plus 75 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.

Water

  • A round trip potable water haul of 3 miles is maintained summer and winter.

PHOTOS

Satellite Image Closeup.

Site photo courtesy Dan McIsaac.

Recreation Module. Note the fox and the two glasses on the front of the bar denoting FOX-2. Courtesy Brian (Simon) Jeffrey.

Taken back of the SRR bldg. looking towards the old DEW line site. Courtesy Dan McIsaac.