World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

North American Arctic

Article Id: WHEBN0025585015
Reproduction Date:

Title: North American Arctic  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Arctic, WikiProject Deserts/Articles, Chalbi Desert, WikiProject Deserts/Templates, Moçâmedes Desert
Collection: Geography of North America, Regions of the Americas, Regions of the Arctic, Tundra
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

North American Arctic

Map of Arctic Tundra. Northwest part is the N.American Arctic

The North American Arctic comprises the northern portions of Alaska (USA), Northern Canada and Greenland. Major bodies of water include the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, the Gulf of Alaska and North Atlantic Ocean. The western limit is the Seward Peninsula and the Bering Strait. The southern limit is the Arctic Circle latitude of 66° 33’N, which is the approximate limit of the midnight sun and the polar night.

The region is defined by environmental limits where the average temperature for the warmest month (July) is below 10 °C (50 °F). The northernmost tree line roughly follows the isotherm at the boundary of this region. The area has tundra and polar vegetation.

Contents

  • Lands 1
  • See also 2
  • Gallery 3
  • External links 4

Lands

Name of land (Above) Country (Below)
Alaska Aleutian Islands Canadian Arctic Archipelago Diomede Islands Newfoundland and Labrador Northwest Territories Nunavik Nunavut Yukon
USA USA Canada USA/Russia Canada Canada Canada Canada Canada

See also

Gallery

External links

  • website for the Arctic Institute of North America
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.