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.
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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)
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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).
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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
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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
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

Arctic Ocean

n the Arctic Oceanl'Oceano artico
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
It was a part of the great system of granite mountains which forms one of the most important and striking features of North America, stretching parallel to the coast of the Pacific from the Isthmus of Panama almost to the Arctic Ocean; and presenting a corresponding chain to that of the Andes in the southern hemisphere.
It had welded into one compact political mass the whole of North America from the Panama Canal to the Arctic Ocean.
"Sure," I said, with a grateful nod and an air of certitude that I, too, would hunt whales and be in smashed boats in the Arctic Ocean. And, truly, I registered his advice as singularly valuable information, and filed it away in my brain, where it persists to this day.
Three years before, they had prospected from the head-reaches of the Koyokuk northward and clear across to the mouth of the Mackenzie on the Arctic Ocean. Here, on the whaleships, they had beheld their last white men and equipped themselves with the last white man's grub, consisting principally of salt and smoking tobacco.
Several were sailors, but the large majority were miners, culled from all the camps from Mexico to the Arctic Ocean. It was the old and ever-untiring pursuit of gold, and they had come to the Solomons to get it.
This stream in which he stood was a feeder to the Coppermine River, which in turn flowed north and emptied into Coronation Gulf and the Arctic Ocean. He had never been there, but he had seen it, once, on a Hudson Bay Company chart.
"Yet limiting the warming to 2 degrees (as proposed under the Paris agreement) may not be sufficient to prevent an ice-free Arctic Ocean."
The scientists will conduct sampling and a number of experiments for four projects that are part of the PS20m Changing Arctic Ocean scientific research programme.
On typical world maps, the Arctic Ocean stretches across the top, where it forms a thin blue border around the Northern Hemisphere.
This has created ever-larger expanses of ice-free Arctic Ocean, resulting in debates over everything from potential shipping routes to mineral exploitation.
Caption: DIANE TUFT, Themes and Variations, Arctic Ocean, 84 degrees N, 2015, Color pigment print, 45 x 60 inches

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