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  North Pole News
Beloved by North Pole residents and guests alike, the ceremony features guest speakers, student performances, and a community Christmas Carol Sing-Along.
North Pole is home to some of Alaska's most extreme temperatures - from a record high of 95 in the summer to a record low of -78 in the winter!
North Pole was incorporated on January 16, 1953, and proudly celebrated its 50th Anniversary in 2003.
santaclaushouse.com /shopcontent.asp?type=news   (761 words)

  North Pole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Geomagnetic North Pole is the pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field's dipole moment (somewhat confusingly, it is technically the south pole of the dipole).
The Geomagnetic North Pole is the pole of the Earth's geomagnetic field closest to true north.
Astronomers define the north "geographic" pole of a planet or other object in the solar system by the planetary pole that is in the same ecliptic hemisphere as the Earth's north pole.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Pole   (3024 words)

 North Pole, Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The name "North Pole" is often applied to the entire area bounded by Fort Wainwright, Two Rivers, Alaska, and the Chena River Flood Control Project.
The city is located to the north and east of the Tanana River, though access to the river is not easily made due to the extensive system of levees.
The City of North Pole was incorporated on January 15, 1953.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Pole,_Alaska   (770 words)

 North Pole - MSN Encarta
From the North Pole, all directions on the earth’s surface are south.
The North Pole lies in the Arctic Ocean and is usually covered with pack ice.
The north magnetic pole, rather than the geographic pole, is the actual point that is indicated by the magnetic compasses used in navigation.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761573354/North_Pole.html   (314 words)

 eSky: Northern Celestial Pole
The declination of the Pole Star (its angular distance from the Celestial Equator) is fixed, by definition, at +90°.
The Northern Celestial Pole is an extension of the Earth's geographic North Pole into the sky.
To an observer standing at the exact North Pole of the Earth, the Celestial Pole would appear directly overhead, marked (at present) by the relatively bright star Polaris in Ursa Minor.
www.glyphweb.com /esky/concepts/northerncelestialpole.html   (586 words)

 Magnetic North Pole
Earth's magnetic north pole is where the magnetic field lines are oriented vertically and plunge into the surface of the earth i.e.
The pole varies in position on a yearly basis due to secular variation (or drift in Earth's magnetic field).
Below is a figure of the magnetic north pole based on the reference fields from 1900 to January 1st 2000.
deeptow.whoi.edu /northpole.html   (200 words)

 Geomagnetism - North Magnetic Pole
The Earth's magnetic field is shaped approximately like that of a bar magnet and, like a magnet, it has two magnetic poles, one in the Canadian arctic, referred to as the North Magnetic Pole, and one off the coast of Antarctica, south of Australia, referred to as the South Magnetic Pole.
At the North Magnetic Pole the Earth's magnetic field is directed vertically downward relative to the Earth's surface.
In addition, the North Magnetic Pole is the eventual destination for a traveller who follows his or her compass needle from anywhere on Earth.
gsc.nrcan.gc.ca /geomag/nmp/northpole_e.php   (199 words)

 CNN.com - North Magnetic Pole could be leaving Canada - March 20, 2002
Friend of navigators for centuries, beckoning compass needles from virtually every point on the planet, the North Magnetic Pole is distinct from the North Terrestrial Pole, the fixed point that marks the axis of the turning planet.
The magnetic pole is currently 966 kilometers (600 miles) from the geographic one.
Because the magnetic pole lies in the Arctic Ocean, scientists attempting to pinpoint its precise location must visit during a brief window in the spring.
archives.cnn.com /2002/TECH/space/03/20/north.pole   (655 words)

 North Pole, Alaska!
North Pole became the focal point for the military bases and established schools and churches.
The refineries gave North Pole a large tax base and the area underwent a period of rapid growth, unprecedented even in Alaska.
North Pole has 1,659 residents living within the city limits with many more in the nearby outlying areas.
www.surfalaska.com /northpole.html   (323 words)

 The Magnetic North Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the sixteenth century, mariners believed that somewhere in the North was a magnetic mountain that was the source of attraction for their compasses.
The pole wanders daily in a roughly elliptical path around this average position, and may frequently be as much as 80 kilometers away from this position when the Earth's magnetic field is disturbed.
The position of the North Magnetic Pole is strongly influenced by the natural conditions variation in its vicinity.
teacher.scholastic.com /researchtools/articlearchives/arctic/magnorpo.htm   (802 words)

 The road to the magnetic north pole
It is interesting to note, furthermore, that Petrus was of the opinion that the compass needle pointed to the Pole Star, while the general opinion of that time held that a mountain of magnetite must be located at the north pole.
Movement of the magnetic north pole from 1600 to 2000.
In fact, the current north pole is a south pole in magnetic parlance, this having historical reasons.
geo.phys.uit.no /articl/roadto.html   (2502 words)

 BBC - Nottingham - A history of polar exploration
He is often credited as the first person to reach the North Pole, but his achievement has been questioned.
The truth remains unclear, but many people, including Paul Landry and Mike Thornewill, who are walking to the Pole as part of North Pole 2001, believe it is quite possible that Peary and his expedition members were the first to reach the North Pole.
One of the greatest polar explorers, the Norwegian Amundson was the first to reach the South Pole, the first to make a ship voyage through the Northwest Passage in the Arctic and one of the first to cross the Arctic by air.
www.bbc.co.uk /northpole2001/explorers.shtml   (614 words)

This was the first undisputed attainment of the North Pole by air and the first crossing of the polar sea from Europe to North America.
Additionally it gave Amundsen, who led the first expedition to reach the South Pole (1911), the distinction of being the first person to travel to both poles of the earth.
It was not until 1937 that four 4-engine cargo planes from the Russian SP-1 expedition flew from Franz Josef Land and landed at the North Pole.
members.tripod.com /90north/nobilenorthpole.htm   (810 words)

 LiveScience.com - North Pole Moving to Siberia
The magnetic poles are part of the magnetic field generated by liquid iron in Earth's core and are different from the geographic poles, the surface points marking the axis of the planet's rotation.
The rate of the magnetic pole's movement has increased in the last century compared to fairly steady movement in the previous four centuries, the Oregon researchers said.
The north magnetic pole was first discovered in 1831 and when it was revisited in 1904, explorers found that the pole had moved 31 miles.
www.livescience.com /forcesofnature/ap_051209_pole_shift.html   (471 words)

 Telegraph | News | Denmark causes international chill by claiming North Pole
At present, the North Pole is considered international territory.
Canada first claimed the North Pole in the late 1950s and an international tribunal later ruled that if no disputing claim was made within 100 years it would become Canadian territory.
"The North Pole is one of the only virgin territories left on the globe," said Torquil Meedon, a senior official at Denmark's ministry of science and technology.
www.telegraph.co.uk /news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/10/17/wpole17.xml&sSheet=/news/2004/10/17/ixworld.html   (567 words)

 Beyond "Polar Express": Fast Facts on the Real North Pole   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The north terrestrial pole is the fixed point that, along with the South Terrestrial Pole, forms the axis on which the Earth spins.
All meridians of longitude—imaginary lines that stretch from the North Pole to the South Pole—begin at this pole.
The magnetic pole shifts, on average, some 6 to 25 miles (10 to 40 kilometers) each year as Earth's magnetic field is affected by underground molten metals and charged particles from the sun.
news.nationalgeographic.com /news/2004/11/1108_041108_north_pole.html   (1115 words)

 North Pole Network   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Using the North Pole Network (NPN), which purports to use a special amateur satellite link, ionospheric propagation and VHF relays, kids can talk one-on-one to St. Nick without having to leave their hospital rooms.
The founder and leader of the Orange County's North Pole Network is April Moell WA6OPS.
In spite of heavy winds at the North Pole, we were able to stay on frequency with Santa for almost four hours.
members.aol.com /emcom4hosp/npn.html   (989 words)

 Breakup Of The North Pole
The entire north shore of Akaska is Ice free, as is all of the northern Siberian shore - all the way to the New Siberian Islands and beyond.
In short, the north pole is falling apart.
Depending on how long it is before that happens, massive chnages may occur at the pole before the freeze.
www.rense.com /general56/break.htm   (220 words)

 High Noon at the North Pole
For three months of the year, centered on June 21, the north pole is tilted toward the Sun and the south pole is tilted away.
Unlike the summer solstice, which is technically just an instant in time when the North Pole points directly sunward, the solar maximum lasts for many months.
While the sun beats down on the North Pole from its highest point today, it is pitch dark at the other end of the Earth.
science.nasa.gov /newhome/headlines/ast21jun99_1.htm   (812 words)

 North Pole Alaska Real Estate
North Pole is located in Fairbanks North Star Borough, 14 miles southeast of Fairbanks on the Richardson Highway in the Tanana River Valley.
The name was selected to attract the toy industry to manufacture articles made in "North Pole".
There is continued interest to develop North Pole as a theme city, "Where the spirit of Christmas lives year round".
www.relocate-america.com /states/AK/cities/north_pole.htm   (383 words)

 North Pole Expedition - polar adventure travel to the arctic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Come with us to the archipelago of Frans-Joseph Land located to the north of Spitzbergen, Norway and consists of 191 islands, 83% of them covered with permanent ice.
The southern coast of the archipelago is within 700 nautical miles from the start of the voyage, the port of Longyearbyen, Norway.
North Pole Expeditions & Global Expedition Adventures, Inc. is a part of the
www.goplayoutdoors.com /Member/NorthPoleExpeditions/index.htm   (248 words)

 Peary at the North Pole, 1909   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
At the turn of the century, explorers regarded the North Pole as the last prize in the Northern Hemisphere.
The quest for the Pole turned into an international race with teams from Britain, Norway and America vying for the distinction of reaching it first.
On September 5, 1909 Peary emerged from the Arctic wilderness and announced to the world that he had reached the North Pole on April 6.
www.eyewitnesstohistory.com /vopeary.htm   (278 words)

 North Pole. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
90°N. It is distinguished from the north magnetic pole.
U.S. explorer Robert E. Peary is traditionally credited as being the first to reach (1909) the North Pole.
In 1926, Richard E. Byrd and Floyd Bennett may have been the first persons to fly over the pole, but entries in Byrd’s diary suggest that they may have missed the actual pole; if so, that feat would belong to Roald Amundsen.
www.bartleby.com /65/no/NorthPol.html   (136 words)

 Letters To Santa Flooding North Pole - Holidays News Story - WNBC | New York
NORTH POLE, Alaska -- He may be able to visit every boy and girl around the world in one night, but Santa relies on the holiday magic of the U.S. Postal Service to deliver his mail.
Parents, if your child wants a letter from Santa that's postmarked from North Pole, be sure they get started on their letters to Santa.
Postal elves at the North Pole Post Office will postmark Santa's replies and mail them back to the children.
www.wnbc.com /holidays/10496220/detail.html   (425 words)

 North Pole Marathon: World's Coolest Marathon
By competing in the world’s coolest marathon, the North Pole Marathon, you will become one of a truly select few to race at the top of the world - at the Geographic North Pole.
The North Pole Marathon will also feature an exciting team challenge, with the title decided by the cumulative time of a team’s first three finishers.
Participants are eligible to join the exclusive North Pole Marathon Grand Slam Club by finishing a marathon on each of the seven continents and this race on the Arctic Ocean.
www.npmarathon.com   (626 words)

 South Pole, North Pole News and Guide
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Journey south turning ship north for 2008 Greenland-NP attempt  
ExWeb interview with Lonnie Dupre, part 3 final: "We lived in a hole we dug out of the tundra"  
www.thepoles.com   (297 words)

 magnetic therapy from North Pole Magnets
Medical research states that placing the north pole of a magnet on any living tissue attracts the positive electrolytes in your body.
By placing the north pole side of a magnet on the skin this process is accelerated.
North Pole Magnets are brought to you by Kimberly Health Products, a New World of Healthcare Products
www.northpolemagnets.com   (221 words)

 Arctic theme page - North Pole Web Cam
The images from the cameras track the North Pole snow cover, weather conditions and the status of PMEL's North Pole instrumentation, which includes meteorological and ice sensors (seen in the camera images).
The North Pole Web Cam team includes Bill Parker, Sigrid Salo, Tracey Nakamura, Nancy Soreide and Jim Overland.
The North Pole Web Cam is part of the North Pole Environmental Observatory, a joint National Science Foundation-sponsored effort by the Polar Science Center, / APL / UW, the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory / NOAA, the Japan Marine Science and Technology Center, Oregon State University, and Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory.
www.arctic.noaa.gov /gallery_np.html   (291 words)

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