Arctic Ocean


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Arctic Ocean

The waters surrounding the North Pole between North America and Eurasia. The smallest ocean in the world, it is covered by pack ice through much of the year.

Arctic Ocean

n
(Placename) the ocean surrounding the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle. Area: about 14 100 000 sq km (5 440 000 sq miles)

Arc′tic O′cean


n.
an ocean N of North America, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. ab. 5,540,000 sq. mi. (14,350,000 sq. km).
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Arctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North PoleArctic Ocean - ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs
Svalbard - a Norwegian archipelago in the Arctic Ocean
Greenland, Gronland, Kalaallit Nunaat - the largest island in the world; lies between the North Atlantic and the Arctic Ocean; a self-governing province of Denmark
Baffin Island - the 5th largest island and the largest island of Arctic Canada; lies between Greenland and Hudson Bay
New Siberian Islands - a group of islands in the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Laptev Sea
Barents Sea - the part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Norway and Russia
Beaufort Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the northeast of Alaska
Chukchi Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean just to the north of the Bering Strait
Greenland Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Iceland
Kara Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia and to the east of the Barents Sea; icebound most of the year
Laptev Sea - part of the Arctic Ocean to the north of Siberia (between the Taimyr Peninsula and the New Siberian Islands) that is icebound most of the year
Translations
Severní ledový oceán
Ishavet
NordpolarmeerNördliches Eismeer
Pohjoinen jäämeri
Arktički ocean
Északi-sarki-óceánJeges-tenger
北極海
북극해
Noordelijke IJszeeArctische Oceaan
Morze ArktyczneOcean Arktyczny
Norra ishavetArktiska havet
มหาสมุทรขั้วโลกเหนือ
Bắc Băng Dương

Arctic Ocean

n
the Arctic Ocean → l'océan m Arctique

Arctic Ocean

n the Arctic Oceanl'Oceano artico

Arctic Ocean

الـمُحِيط الـمُتَجَمِّد الشِّماليّ Severní ledový oceán Ishavet Nordpolarmeer Αρκτικός Ωκεανός océano Ártico Pohjoinen jäämeri océan Arctique Arktički ocean Oceano Artico 北極海 북극해 Noordelijke IJszee Nordishavet Morze Arktyczne Oceano Ártico Северный Ледовитый океан Norra ishavet มหาสมุทรขั้วโลกเหนือ Kuzey Okyanusu Bắc Băng Dương 北冰洋
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In this regards, Dr Andrew Davies and Professor Alan Kemp of the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science based at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, along with Dr Jennifer Pike of Cardiff University have presented the first seasonally resolved Cretaceous sedimentary record from the Alpha Ridge of the Arctic Ocean.
The Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act, which is similar to a bill of the same name that was introduced in the Senate in July by Sen.
The Arctic states also want other major fishing nations -- such as China, Vietnam, South Korea and all European Union states -- to agree not to venture into the central Arctic Ocean.
Jewell's move late last month, adding Hanna Shoal to four other Arctic Ocean areas that won't be offered for future oil lease sales, came just two days after President Barack Obama declared he would seek wilderness protection for the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, including its coastal plain, which holds an estimated 10 billion barrels of oil.
Martin Lidegaard, Danish foreign minister, said they have data to show that a ridge beneath the Arctic Ocean is connected to Greenland's continental shelf, thus giving the country access to Santa Claus' bailiwick.
Russia's Yamal LNG project will target the Japanese market with production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) on the shores of the Arctic Ocean set to begin in 2017, the project chairman told Reuters in an interview.

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