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Physical/Geographical Characteristics of the Arctic

The vast region of the Arctic extends across northern North America, northern Europe and northern Asia, taking in eight countries and the expanses of sea and ocean in between. The terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments throughout this area exhibit considerable variation in climate, meteorology and physical geography. This chapter describes this diversity as a background to discussions on contaminants and other stressors in these environments.

807: Persistent Toxic Substances, Food Security, and Indigenous Peoples of the Russian North

11 Aug 2014


Physical/Geographical Characteristics of the Arctic.pdf