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Portal

Arctic Portal (NASA), The Arctic Gateway, Arctic (Infoplease), Arctic Portal (Wikipedia)

Dictionary

Arctic : of, relating to, or suitable for use at the north pole or the region near it arctic waters arctic animals arctic clothing (often capitalized) — Webster

Oxford, OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, InfoPlease, Word Reference, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Arctic is a polar region located at the northernmost part of Earth. The Arctic consists of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent seas, and parts of Alaska (United States), Canada, Finland, Greenland (Denmark), Iceland, Norway, Russia and Sweden. Land within the Arctic region has seasonally varying snow and ice cover, with predominantly treeless permafrost-containing tundra. Arctic seas contain seasonal sea ice in many places.

The Arctic region is a unique area among Earth’s ecosystems. For example, the cultures in the region and the Arctic indigenous peoples have adapted to its cold and extreme conditions. In recent years, Arctic sea ice decline has been caused by global warming. Life in the Arctic includes organisms living in the ice, zooplankton and phytoplankton, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals, plants and human societies. Arctic land is bordered by the subarctic. — Wikipedia

Britannica, Columbia (Infoplease)

Introduction


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WolframAlpha, DuckDuckGo

Preservation

History


Arctic Exploration (Wikipedia)

U.S.S. Jeannette


The Hair-Raising Tale of the U.S.S. Jeannette’s Ill-Fated 1879 Polar Voyage (Simon Worrall, National Geographic)
USS Jeannette (Wikipedia)

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education

Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources
Open Education Consortium

Community

Forum

Reddit

Blog

Arctic News (Blogspot), WordPress

News

Arctic Deeply
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun


Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

Future

The Future of the Arctic is Global (Christa Marshall & Lisa Friedman, Scientific American)

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Arctic In-depth coverage of the issues affecting the circumpolar Arctic and its 4 million inhabitants, featuring reporting, analysis, expert interviews and commentary.

  • Thank You, Deeply
    on September 15, 2017 at 10:15 am

    An important message for the Arctic Deeply community. […]

  • Building a Home for Labrador’s Inuit Cultural...
    on September 15, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Construction is wrapping up on the Illusuak Cultural Centre, a striking wooden structure being built on the shores of the North Atlantic in Nain, Canada, to celebrate the region’s Inuit heritage. […]

  • Uncovering Clues About the Arctic’s Past...
    on September 14, 2017 at 5:54 am

    Arctic cruise passengers are being enlisted to help analyze logbooks kept by whalers nearly two centuries ago in an effort to better understand how sea ice in the region has shrunk. […]

  • Proposed Port and Road in Canada’s Central...
    on September 13, 2017 at 4:25 am

    Nunavut is pushing for federal cash to help advance a mining project that would bring badly needed jobs to the territory’s northwest. But critics – including territorial government biologists – worry about the impact on a nearby barren-ground caribou herd. […]

  • Canada’s New Arctic Research Facility Prepares...
    on September 12, 2017 at 9:12 am

    The Canadian High Arctic Research Station in Cambridge Bay will serve as a base for scientists studying everything from the region’s changing cryosphere to how to best deploy renewable energy projects in northern communities. […]