Arctic and Alpine Soils Proposal (Ant)arctic (high-latitude) and alpine (mountain) areas are affected by relatively similar climates, as latitude and altitude produce similar meteorologic effects. In these geographic regions where temperature is at such a pronounced extreme, climate would seem to be the leading factor of soil development. It is my goal in this research paper to answer the following question: How do the soils of arctic and alpine areas differ? This idea, taken largely from an
Arctic Hares All about the arctic hare.The arctic is the largest hare out of all the Hares. It is also lives in alaska and make burrows under the snow to keep warm. They are about the size of a quarter of a kangaroo they also have very long legs and they do not hop little like a bunny. They can not be tamed and they eat the leaves,bark,and roots of a willow tree and they eat grass and flowers. Arctic hares look like this they have white fur in the winter and brown fur in the summer the summer
The arctic fox lives in the Arctic tundra. Tundra is flat and treeless. The subsoil, right under the the top, is frozen. They live in Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia and Iceland. Arctic foxes live in burrows. A burrow is a tunnel. If a blizzard comes, they can tunnel into the snow to make a shelter. They do not hibernate. Arctic foxes are very active all year long. They are also called Snow foxes or White foxes because they live in the snow and their fur is white.
To what extent should Canada protect its Arctic Sovereignty? Canadian Arctic Sovereignty is currently a pressing issue has raised many questions about who owns and who has control over the Arctic and its precious resources. The posing question is; to what extent should Canada protect its Arctic Sovereignty? There are many reasons why Canada must go forward in defending and protecting the Arctic to a moderate extent even though it will be a challenging mission considering that the Canadian military
Arctic Sea Melting Enhancing the Effect of Global Warming in High Latitudes The world warmed by about 0.7°C in the 20th century. Every year in this century has been warmer than all but one in the last century (1998). If carbon-dioxide levels were magically to stabilize where they are now (almost 390 parts per million, 40% more than before the industrial revolution) the world would probably warm by a further half a degree or so as the ocean, which is slow to change its temperature, caught up.
Such a broad spectrum of diverse habitats occurring within a single protected unit is unparalleled in North America, and perhaps in the entire circumpolar north.” (Arctic Refuge: Oil and Gas Issues). The refuge is a delicate treasure there are few like it in the world and its existence is threatened. The ecological makeup is one of a kind. The refuge contains five different ecological regions, which are home to 45
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, commonly referred to as ANWR has been the source of media and political controversy for the last twenty years and has only increased in recent years. President Eisenhower reserved this land in 1960 to preserve and protect the native and diverse plants and wildlife. When oil was discovered in the Prudhoe Bay a determined group consisting of large oil corporations, politicians and locals insisted that exploration
with the herbivores; such as caribou, arctic hares, squirrels, elk, and lemmings. The elk species spends the summer in the tundra but migrates in the winter time. Other species are big horns and caribou that remain in the tundra year-round. They eat more in the summer. Next, we will learn about carnivores. Carnivore species in the tundra include arctic foxes, brown bears, polar bears, and grey wolves. These species feed on herbivores. For example, arctic foxes feed on
ordinary 8th grade student at RCMS (Rock Creek Middle School) my science teacher Ms. Kelley has given us an assignment to write you a letter about our thoughts, and how we feel about global warming, and our rapidly rising CO₂ levels. I have written this essay to inform you of information you may not know and/or you need be reminded of, and know that our citizens really do care about your decision. We all want our planet to be healthy, and we all wanna see the world the way it should be seen. Now as our
Have you ever seen an arctic wolf? If you have, it was probably in a zoo or movie. Did you know that the arctic wolf is a subspecies of the grey wolf? The arctic wolf mainly inhabits Northern Canada and Alaska, parts of Greenland and Iceland, and Northern Europe. They are able to withstand subzero temperatures and spend five out of every twelve months in total darkness. The temperature rarely ever rises above -22 F. They hunt lemmings, rodents, and Arctic hare, but they will take larger prey as