Polar Regions

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Introduction1

TED-Ed (YouTube Channel)
TED-Ed (Official Website)

Dictionary

polar : (a) of or relating to a geographic pole or the region around it (b) coming from or having the characteristics of such a region — Webster   See also   OneLook

Encyclopedia

Earth’s Polar Regions, also called the frigid zones or polar zones, are the areas of the planet that surround its geographical poles (the North and South Poles), lying within the polar circles. These high latitudes are dominated by floating sea ice covering much of the Arctic Ocean in the north, and by the Antarctic ice sheet on the continent of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the south. Polar regions receive less intense solar radiation than the other parts of Earth because the sun’s energy arrives at an oblique angle, spreading over a larger area, being less concentrated, and also travels a longer distance through the Earth’s atmosphere in which it may be absorbed, scattered or reflected, which is the same thing that causes winters to be colder than the rest of the year except in tropical regions. Polar regions are characterized by extremely cold temperatures, heavy glaciation wherever there is sufficient precipitation to form permanent ice, short and still cold summers, and extreme variations in daylight hours, with twenty-four hours of daylight in summer, and complete darkness at mid-winter. — Wikipedia

Polar Region (Encyclopædia Britannica)

The Arctic vs. the Antarctic (Camille Seaman, TED Ed)

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Inspiration

Polar Adventures (TED)

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Preservation

World Heritage and the Arctic (UNESCO World Heritage Centre)

History

Polar Exploration (Wikipedia)

Museum

The Polar Museum (Scott Polar Research Institute, University of Cambridge)
The Polar Museum (Wikipedia)

Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum (Official Website)
Peary–MacMillan Arctic Museum (Wikipedia)

Library

DDC: 919.8 Geography and Travel in Polar Regions (Library Thing)
Subject: Polar Regions (Library Thing)

Subject: Polar Regions (Open Library)

LCC: G 600 Polar Regions (UPenn Online Books)
Subject: Polar Regions (UPenn Online Books)

LCC: G 600 Polar Regions (Library of Congress)
Subject: Polar Regions (Library of Congress)

Subject: Polar Regions (WorldCat)

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Participation

Education

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

Community

News

Polar Regions (JSTOR)
Polar Regions (NPR Archives)

Government

Document

Polar Regions (USA.gov)

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Related

Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.

Knowledge Realm

Anthropological

Human
Self Body, Brain
Society Culture, Family, Dwelling, Fashion, Celebration
State

World
Afro-Eurasia Africa, Europe, Asia
America North, Central, South, Caribbean
Oceania Australia, New Zealand
Polar Regions Arctic, Antarctica

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Notes

1.   The resources on this page are are organized by a classification scheme developed exclusively for Cosma.