AcknowledgementsThe author spent two long field seasons (4 and 3 months respectively) on Axel Heiberg Island in 1976 and 1977. Returning to the island had been a project for many years and finally became possible in 2008. The author wishes to acknowledge the support of the following people and foundation:
Prof. Atsumu Ohmura, Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich, Switzerland, for setting up the first contacts.
Prof. Graham Cogley, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, for initiating and supporting th eproces in Canada.
Prof. Wayne Pollard, McGill University, Montreal, Canada, for logistical and scientific support at the field camp.
Miles Ecclestone, Trent University, Peterborough, Canada, for providing invaluable help before the expedition and in the field.
Dr. Paul Budkewitsch, Canada Centre for Remote Sensing, Ottawa and Prof. Marcos Zentilli, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada, for sharing some helicopter time and offering insight into their research of dynamic geological processes involving anhydrite diapirs.
The Gottfried Friedli-Stiftung, Bülach, Switzerland, for financial support.
Rektor Felix Angst, and teachers of Geography, Kantonsschule Zürcher Unterland, Bülach, Switzerland, for making possible the author's absence from school during term time.
Expedition members present at Crusoe Camp for offering insight into their various fields of research.