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Canadian Shield

Definitions

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  • proper n. An area of very old bedrock surrounding Hudson Bay, and covering about half the land area of Canada.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a large plateau that occupies more than 40% of the land area of Canada; it extends from the Great Lakes northward to the Arctic Ocean

Etymologies

Canadian + shield. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Labrador is located on the northeastern mainland, on the plateau known as the Canadian Shield.

    Secret of the Night Ponies

  • Its Coldstream Property is located in the Western Superior geological province of the Canadian Shield, which is noted for hosting prolific gold deposits in Ontario, Canada.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • Western Superior geological province of the Canadian Shield, which is noted for hosting prolific gold deposits in Ontario, Canada.

    Marketwire - Breaking News Releases

  • Boreal regions with a diversity of geological and soil substrates, such as Far East Russia, the Scandes Mountains, and the northern Rocky Mountains of North America, are relatively species-rich compared to more uniform areas such as the Canadian Shield or the Ob Basin.

    Arctic boreal forest environments

  • There are many kettle (produced by the melting of buried glacial ice), moraine, and ice-scour lakes on the undulating terrain of postglacial arctic landscapes (e.g., the Canadian Shield, Fennoscandia, and the Kola Peninsula; [49]).

    Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • For example, clear-flowing rivers of the Canadian Shield have higher biodiversity at lower trophic levels (e.g., invertebrates) than very turbid rivers of the lowlands of Siberia and the Interior Plain of Canada [32].

    Freshwater ecosystems in the Arctic

  • The abundance of ground ice is a key factor in subsidence, such that areas with little ice (e.g., the Canadian Shield or Greenland bedrock masses) will suffer fewer subsidence effects when permafrost degrades.

    Permafrost in the Arctic

  • We lived in the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal, so no fossils are known in this part of the Canadian Shield.

    Museum Monday #1: St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm

  • The undulating landscape is studded with innumerable lakes and wetlands in the Canadian Shield section of the ecological region.

    Tundra ecoregion (CEC)

  • It is distinguished by extensive boreal forests and a high density of lakes situated on the Canadian Shield.

    Northern Forests ecoregion (CEC)

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