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  YouTube - Arctic Monkeys - Brianstorm
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Arctic Monkeys - From the ritz to the rubble
Fluorescent Adolescent - Arctic Monkeys @ Jonathan Ross
www.youtube.com /watch?v=30w8DyEJ__0   (610 words)

  NRDC: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Why Trash an American Treasure for a Tiny Percentage of Our Oil Needs?
Traversed by a dozen rivers and framed by jagged peaks, this spectacular wilderness is a vital birthing ground for polar bears, grizzlies, Arctic wolves, caribou and the endangered shaggy musk ox, a mammoth-like survivor of the last Ice Age.
While proponents of drilling insist the Arctic Refuge could be developed by disturbing as little as 2,000 acres within the 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, a recent analysis by NRDC reveals this to be pure myth.
Arctic Refuge 101: Fact Sheets -- Plain-language introductions to the refuge's extraordinary coastal plain, to big oil's impact in Prudhoe Bay and other North Slope areas, and to energy efficiency's advantages over more drilling.
www.nrdc.org /land/wilderness/arctic.asp   (1216 words)

  Arctic - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arctic is mostly a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by treeless, frozen ground.
The Arctic region is one of the last and most extensive continuous wilderness areas in the world and its significance in preserving biodiversity and genotypes is considerable.
The Arctic is particularly susceptible to the abrasion of groundcover and to the disturbance of the rare reproduction places of the animals that are characteristic to the region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arctic   (1357 words)

 Arctic Ocean - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Arctic Ocean, located mostly in the north polar region, is the smallest of the world's five oceans, and the shallowest.
The average depth of the Arctic Ocean is 1,038 m (3,407 ft), in part due to the large extent of continental shelf extant on the Eurasian side [1].
The Arctic is a major source of very cold air that inevitably moves toward the equator, meeting with warmer air in the middle latitudes and causing rain and snow.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Arctic_Ocean   (1064 words)

 MSN Encarta - Arctic
The principal geological elements of the Arctic include parts of three ancient landmasses, composed predominantly of granite and gneiss, which are called shields—the Baltic-Scandinavian-Russian Shield, the Angara Shield or Siberian Platform (in north central Siberia), and the Canadian Shield (including all the Canadian Arctic except for the Queen Elizabeth Islands).
Mountain ranges are in the eastern Arctic region of Canada (notably on Baffin Island), in Yukon Territory, in northern Alaska, in coastal Greenland, in Iceland, and in northeastern Siberia.
The North Pole is not the coldest spot in the Arctic, because its climate is moderated by the ocean.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761577860/Arctic.html   (709 words)

 The Arctic: Ocean of Ice   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arctic Ocean is the smallest of all the oceans and is covered with ice most of the year.
Most of the big icebergs in the Arctic Ocean come from Ellesmere Island and may even be called 'ice islands.' They often last several years and are used by scientists to set up long-term weather monitoring stations where equipment is left for a year or more.
The Arctic also has large blooms of planktonic snails called pteropods which are food for many of the filter feeders.
www.biosbcc.net /ocean/marinesci/04benthon/arcocean.htm   (1910 words)

 The Arctic
IThe Arctic is warming much more rapidly than previously known, at nearly twice the rate of the rest of the globe, and increasing greenhouse gases from human activities are projected to make it warmer still, according to an unprecedented four-year scientific study of the region conducted by an international team of 300 scientists.
At least half of the summer sea ice in the Arctic is projected to melt by the end of this century, along with a significant portion of the Greenland Ice Sheet, as the region is projected to warm an additional 7 to 13°F (4-7°C) by 2100.
The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment was formally initiated in 2000 at the Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council at Point Barrow, Alaska as a joint project between the Arctic Council and the International Arctic Science Committee.
www.solcomhouse.com /arctic.htm   (3866 words)

 The Tundra Biome
Arctic tundra is located in the northern hemisphere, encircling the north pole and extending south to the coniferous forests of the taiga.
The arctic is known for its cold, desert-like conditions.
Herbivorous mammals: lemmings, voles, caribou, arctic hares and squirrels
www.ucmp.berkeley.edu /glossary/gloss5/biome/tundra.html   (498 words)

U.S. The United States Arctic Research Commission was established by the Arctic Research and Policy Act of 1984 (as amended, Public Law 101-609).
The Arctic Research and Policy Act was amended in 1990 to increase the number of Commissioners appointed by the President of the United States from five to seven voting members.
Major recommendations of the Commission on Arctic research policy, program priorities and coordination are published in the Commission’s biennial Report on Goals and Objectives for Arctic Research, as well as in letters to appropriate agencies and the Commission’s Special Report series.
www.arctic.gov /about.htm   (297 words)

 Arctic Silver Incorporated - Arctic Silver 5
Arctic Silver 5 uses three unique shapes and sizes of pure silver particles to maximize particle-to-particle contact area and thermal transfer.
Arctic Silver 5 was formulated to conduct heat, not electricity.
Due to the unique shape and sizes of the particles in Arctic Silver 5's conductive matrix, it will take a up to 200 hours and several thermal cycles to achieve maximum particle to particle thermal conduction and for the heatsink to CPU interface to reach maximum conductivity.
www.arcticsilver.com /as5.htm   (648 words)

 Arctic Main Page
Names such as Franklin, Amundsen, Peary and Nansen are bywords for the 'golden age' of exploration and, due to the Arctic climate, elements of the past have been preserved.
Explore the towering mountains, glaciers and protected fjords of Canada and Greenland's High Arctic or journey to Tanquary Fjord, Ellesmere Island and Greenland where we will visit the stunning glaciers and valleys of this region and call on some of the most remote communities in the world.
Though remote and sparsely populated today, many of the places we explore have been inhabited in the last 5000 years, and thousands of unique prehistoric and historic sites are a testimony to the thriving cultures of the past.
www.travelvantage.com /arctic.html   (527 words)

 NRDC: Global Warming Puts the Arctic on Thin Ice
The Arctic is global warming's canary in the coal mine.
Average temperatures in the Arctic region are rising twice as fast as they are elsewhere in the world.
The native people of the Arctic view global warming as a threat to their cultural identity and their very survival.
www.nrdc.org /globalWarming/qthinice.asp   (992 words)

 EPPR: Arctic Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EPPR is a network for information on Arctic accidents and for facilitating cooperation among the Arctic States in the area of emergency prevention, preparedness and response.
Arctic based mining presents the risk of accidents such as fire and explosion as well as accidental release of tailings and oil, heavy metals, chlorine, propane, butane and oxides.
The polluters of any waste substance deposited in arctic waters or any place on the mainland or islands of the Canadian arctic are required to immediately report this occurrence to the agencies identified in the national contact points.
eppr.arctic-council.org /arctic-guide.html   (6008 words)

 Arctic Animal Printouts - EnchantedLearning.com
Land within the Arctic Circle is tundra, and it supports less life most other biomes because of the cold temperatures, strong, dry winds, and permafrost (permanently-frozen soil).
Many animals who overwinter in the Arctic (like the Arctic fox and the ermine) have a coat that thickens and changes color to white during the winter as camouflage in the snow (blending into the background is called cryptic coloration).
Many animals (like the Arctic tern) spend the summer months in the Arctic, but leave as the weather turns frigid and food becomes scarce (these animals return again the next summer, repeating this pattern year after year).
www.enchantedlearning.com /coloring/arcticanimals.shtml   (815 words)

 CNN.com In-Depth Specials - Submarine to the Arctic
In physical terms, the Arctic is the area of the Earth north of the imaginary Arctic Circle at 66 degrees 30 minutes north latitude.
It is inhabited mostly by the Arctic's indigenous peoples, including the circumpolar cultures of the Inuit, or Eskimo, and Aleut in North America; Saami, or Lapp, in northern Scandinavia; and, west to east, Uralic, Paleosiberian, Middle Asian and Arctic peoples in northern Russia.
The Arctic Circle also marks the northernmost point at which the sun can be seen at the winter solstice (December 22 or thereabouts) and the southernmost point of the northern polar regions at which the midnight sun is visible.
www.cnn.com /SPECIALS/2001/icerun/living.arctic   (3512 words)

 arctic map and information page
The Arctic Circle, incidentally, is an imaginary line located at 66º, 30'N latitude, and as a guide defines the southernmost part of the Arctic.
In the summer months (further south), 24 hours of sunlight a day melts the seas and topsoil, and is the main cause of icebergs breaking off from the frozen north and floating south, causing havoc in the shipping lanes of the north Atlantic.
The primary residents of the Arctic include the Eskimos (Inuits), Saami and Russians, with an overall population (of all peoples) exceeding 2 million.
worldatlas.com /webimage/countrys/polar/arctic.htm   (387 words)

 WWF - Climate Change in the Arctic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Arctic is extremely vulnerable to climate change, and major physical, ecological, and economic impacts are expected to appear rapidly.
Arctic indigenous communities are already noticing some of these changes: warmer winters, earlier break-up of ice in the spring, and thinner ice year round.
And we assist in the development and implementation of adaptation strategies for species, ecosystems, and cultures in coping with a changing climate in the Arctic, particularly by contributing to the activities of the Circumarctic Protected Areas Network (CPAN) and the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA).
www.panda.org /about_wwf/where_we_work/arctic/what_we_do/climate/index.cfm   (410 words)

 Arctic Climatology and Meteorology Primer
Arctic Climatology and Meteorology PRIMER for Newcomers to the North
NSIDC's Arctic Climatology and Meteorology PRIMER for Newcomers to the North is a collection of interesting and informative meteorology and climate facts with particular emphasis on arctic phenomena.
The Atlas was produced by the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia, and the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
nsidc.org /arcticmet/index.html   (272 words)

West Arctic 30-day forecast is completed by the first Friday of each month.
A seasonal West Arctic (90 day) forecast for the coastal shipping lane along the north slope of Alaska is available on 1 June of each year.
A seasonal East Arctic (90 day) forecast for the Thule Greenland resupply is available on 1 June of each year.
www.natice.noaa.gov /products/arctic   (487 words)

 Arctic Theme Page
Arctic Life Small descriptions for Arctic Wolves, Polar Bears, Musk Oxen, Gulls and Walrus.
The Smithsonian's Arctic Studies Center is dedicated to the study of northern peoples, their history and environment and offers a variety of virtual exhibits.
Their goals are to protect, conserve and restore the Arctic environment, conserve Arctic flora and fauna, and address the special role of the indigenous people of the Arctic in pursuit of these goals.
www.cln.org /themes/arctic.html   (756 words)

 SeaWorld Orlando Wild Arctic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The nearly 900,000 gallons of man-made seawater maintained at a brisk fifty degrees, creates an Arctic Ocean that is home to polar bears, walruses, beluga whales, harbor seals and trout.
Sleepovers in Wild Arctic are available for families, scout troops and group field trips.
Visit exclusive behind-the-scenes areas of Wild Arctic and then venture to the South Pole to touch a penguin.
www.seaworld.com /seaworld/fla/aaa_wild_arctic_show.aspx   (180 words)

 Arctic Weather Online Workshop
Climate change in the Arctic is the subject of considerable attention and research.
Indigenous elders in the Arctic have reported numerous changes in weather patterns over the course of their lives.
In this web-based workshop, we welcome a wide-ranging discussion of arctic weather patterns, the direction changing weather, and their implications for Arctic ecosystems and people.
www.arcus.org /HARC/weather.html   (886 words)

 Arctic Council | Activities   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Assess long-term consequences for Arctic population, evaluate the risk of accident at Mayak PA and assess present dose to man along the riverside of Techa.
Brief: The purpose of the project is for each Arctic country to conduct a self assessment of Arctic activities having the potential for transboundary impacts on the environment and human safety, including a qualitative ranging of risk.
As a result, it is important, from the perspective of policy planning as well as research, to be able to accurately document the present level and any future changes of the conditions of life in these areas.
arctic-council.org /en/main/infopage/5   (4798 words)

 Arcticgroup AB - Home
The Arctic Group is a company located in northern Sweden, and focused on the global market.
This has resulted in a unique mix of expertise, which, combined with the company’s broad network of qualified cooperative partners, is used to develop new, competitive products and methods for the global market.
The story of Arctic Group is the story of two companies
www.arcticgroup.se   (126 words)

 Arctic and The Eskimos
The Arctic is the region around the North Pole, usually understood as the area within the Arctic Circle.
During winter, the whole area is normally covered by ice and temperature easily reaches -60° C. During summer, the tundra is the main vegetation and, in the warmest parts of the Arctic, shrubs, willow, and birch can be found.
It is found throughout the Arctic, usually on tundra.
www.geographicguide.com /arctic.htm   (796 words)

 RealClimate » The Arctic Climate Impact Assessment
Only considering the time series of Arctic temperature, it is impossible to tell what the cause of the 1930s warming was, what the cause of the recent warming is, and whether both have the same cause or not.
This also means that the increase in Arctic temperatures probably is tropical in origin, as the tropical sea surface temperature increased 0.85 ºC/decade in the past decades, see: http://pubs.giss.nasa.gov/docs/2002/2002_ChenCarlsonD.pdf.
The Johannessen report that link recent arctic warming to GHG seems to be based on the assumtion that the positive phase of the NAO in the 90:s is caused by anthropogenic warming on the southern hemisphere.
www.realclimate.org /index.php?p=22   (3584 words)

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