Arctic

The Arctic is the region around the Earth's North Pole, opposite the Antarctic region around the South Pole.

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Oceans and Seas
North Pole
Arctic

Is the North Pole frozen sea?

A frozen Ocean, to reach the imaginary point known as the North Pole you would have to travel over the ice sheet of the Arctic Ocean.

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Foxes
Tundra
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What does the Arctic Lowlands look like?

the arctic lowlands basiclly looks like the artic but there are huge lakes and in the summer it is all grassland

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Forests
Arctic

What is called forest in the Arctic?

Tundra

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Antarctica
Arctic

Why does it stay dark in the arctic for 6 months?

I think because the arctic is in the opposite direction of the sun. (Like the sun is north and the arctic is south.)

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Seasons
Continents
Arctic

How is it spring in Antarctic in November?

The seasons differ by six months between the northern and southern hemispheres. The spring season is from about March 21st until June 21st in the northern hemisphere and from September 21st until December 21st in the southern hemisphere.

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What term refers to the permanently frozen subsoil found in arctic regions?

permafrost

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Rising tides and an arctic floe of climate questions focus mostly on the effects of?

Global warming

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Meteorology and Weather

What is the temperature of the Arctic?

The temperature of the Arctic varies widely because the Arctic is very large. In the summer, some continental locations can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while also dropping well below zero in the winter. It drops below freezing in all locations during the winter, though it is even warm enough to rain at times in the winter.
The temperature of the Arctic varies widely because the Arctic is very large. In the summer, some continental locations can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while also dropping well below zero in the winter. It drops below freezing in all locations during the winter, though it is even warm enough to rain at times in the winter.
the temperature in July is below 10 C (50 F).
The temperature of the Arctic varies widely because the Arctic is very large. In the summer, some continental locations can exceed 90 degrees Fahrenheit, while also dropping well below zero in the winter. It drops below freezing in all locations during the winter, though it is even warm enough to rain at times in the winter.

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Continents and Regions
Arctic
Arctic Circle

Which state does the Arctic Circle pass through?

Alaska is the only U.S state that touches the Arctic Circle.

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What is a arctic Lynx animal?

It's in the big cat family-see one below-

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How cold is the Arctic?

The Artic is very cold. Average winter temperatures can be as low as −40 °C (−40 °F), and the coldest recorded temperature is approximately −68 °C (−90 °F).
In January and February, the average temperature up there hovers around a numbing -29°F / -34°C.

The temperature averages below freezing year-round, with an average annual temperature of only -14°C / 7°F.

If you think you could bask in the summer sunshine, forget it. Summer highs average only -1.5°C / 29°F!

The lowest world temperature in inhabited areas was recorded in the Arctic. The thermometers plunged to -90.4°F / -68°C in both Oymyakon, Siberia (Feb. 6, 1933) and Verkhoyansk, Siberia (Jan. 3, 1885).

The lowest world temperature for anywhere, however, was -128.6°F / -89.2°C recorded at Vostok Station (Picture: Right), Antarctica on July 21, 1983 - and that doesn't include wind chill!

Although the Arctic is known as a cold place, Fort Yukon, Alaska has recorded an extreme high temperature of 100°F / 37°C, while Verkhoyansk (which shares the record for the coldest place in the northern hemisphere) has recorded a high of 94°F / 34°C. That's quite a temperature spread!
The Arctic varies in temperature during the year just like any place else on earth. How much the temperature varies depends on where in the Arctic you are (it's a very big area, and some areas are colder or windier than others). I've been a guide in the Arctic year round for several years now, and I've heard of temperatures as low as -78 degrees Fahrenheit (without any kind of wind-chill added in), and during the summer it can be in the +90's. One place even recorded a high of 102 degrees Fahrenheit!

The thing about the Arctic is its unpredictable nature. It can be in the 80's in July, and then just fifteen miles down the road it abruptly drops into the 30's and starts snowing, then an hour later it warms up again. On the whole, however, the Arctic is "too cold" in the winter and warm in the summer months.

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What provinces are the Arctic Lowlands?

Most of the Arctic Lowlands lie in Nunavut Territory, formerly part of the Northwest Territories.

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Tundra
Arctic
The Difference Between

What are the differences between the Arctic tundra and the Alpine tundra?

The Arctic tundra is a treeless area between the icecap and the tree-line of Arctic regions, having a permanently frozen subsoil and supporting low-growing vegetation such as lichens, mosses, and stunted shrubs.

The Alpine tundra is a large, flat or gently sloping, treeless tract of land above the timberline.

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Who was the first man to explore the Arctic by plane?

Hubert Wilkins was the first man to explore the Arctic by plane.

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Snow and Ice
Tundra
Arctic

What is permafrost a characteristic of?

Tundra.

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Global Warming
Arctic

How much would the sea level rise if all of the Arctic ice melted?

Actually, the sea level would not rise appreciably--at least, not at first. Arctic ice is floating in water, and when melted, takes up less volume than ice does. This is an oversimplification, though, since the climate changes accompanying the increased amount of seawater--which would then evaporate in larger volumes, resulting in increased rainfall, etc.--are harder to predict.

It is the ice that is sitting on land that is important. Melting of continental ice sheets acts to raise sea-levels.

According to the Third Assessment Report of the International Panel on Climate Change, the ice contained within Greenland Ice Sheet represents a sea-level rise equivalent of 7.2 metres (24 feet).

The ice contained within the Antarctic Ice-sheet represents 61.1 metres (200 feet) of sea-level change.

That is, if both the Antarctic Ice-Sheet, and the Greenland Ice-Sheet were to melt, sea-level would rise by 68.3 metres (224 feet).

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Foxes
Arctic

Why don't people live in the arctic anymore?

There are still people living in the arctic.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Tundra
Arctic

Locations of arctic tundra?

well the location of the arctic tundra is found near the north pole. also parts of Alaska all the way to Greenland. it can also be found in Canada and northern russia;]

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Omnivores

What are some omnivores of the Arctic?

the arctic fox is an omnivore- it mainly eats meat however, in the winter when there is less food- it is forced to eat vegetation

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How does the white coat of certain Arctic animals become an adaptation during winter?

The white color of the fur matches with the white of the snow to provide camouflage to hide the animal from its predators.
Camouflage

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Animal Life
Arctic

Which animals live in the Arctic?

List of animals that live in the Arctic: polar bear - caribou - musk ox - wolf - wolverine -

arctic fox - ermine - lemming - arctic hare -

arctic ground squirrel - birds - whales - harp seal - walrus .
penguins,seals,killer whales

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Antarctic Circle

Why is Antarctic yet so pristine?

Antarctica is so pristine for the reason that there is so very little amount of population out there. And where ever there are large amounts of population, there are large impacts on the environment and that is why the Antarctic is so pristine.

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Landforms
Arctic

What are three major Physical features of the Arctic Islands?

cold weather,hard land ,coastal areas

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Canada
Arctic

What does inukshuk mean or represent?

Inukshuk pronounced (in-ook-shook), is a stone monument erected in the image of humans. One of their purposes was to serve as direction markers in the harsh and desolate Arctic. They were a tool of survival and a symbol of unselfish acts of the Inuit people. The Inukshuk symbolizes co-operation, balance and unselfishness; the idea that teaching and group effort is greater than individual effort. Each stone is a separate entity, yet each supports, and is supported by the one above and the one below it. No one piece is any more or any less important than the other. It's strength lies in it's unity. Its significance comes from its meaning as a whole. The Inukshuk reminds us of our interdependent responsibilities to invest our efforts today, to direct a better way for all of us tomorrow.

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Countries, States, and Cities
Arctic
Arctic Circle

Which Countries are known as the land of the midnight sun?

Any of these in reality could be termed as 'The Land Of The Midnight Sun',

Norway,
Sweden,
Finland,
Russia,
Iceland,
The northern regions of Canada, including the Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut,
Greenland,
Lapland,
Alaska,

But the term is normally used for Norway.

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