North American Arctic

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20 Sep 07:00 UTC

North American Arctic

This online lesson will focus on the North American Arctic, which lies above the Arctic Circle. It contains North Canada and the northern part of Alaska. The North American Arctic includes the Arctic Ocean, Hudson Bay, the Gulf of Alaska, and the North Atlantic Ocean.

This region is home to various species of plants and animals characteristic of the Arctic region. The climate in this region is characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers. The Arctic ocean is largely surrounded by land, and therefore climate of the arctic region is controlled by the oceanic circulations in the north part.

Photo credits: Diego Delso, Wikipedia

See the educational toolkit: edu-arctic2.eu