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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In late September, they begin to migrate south from the far North Atlantic and Artic Ocean. Their local appearance here in New York usually occurs between January and May when they're at their southernmost point of migration.
In the letter, the scientists say, "emissions of heat-trapping gases continued to climb in 2012, with atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide -- the most important greenhouse gas affected by human activities -- reaching levels higher than at any time in the past 800,000 years." The letter also cites 2012 being the hottest year in recorded history as well as record low Artic Ocean sea ice levels as more evidence of the urgency of facing global climate change.
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