Arctic Pole

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October 28, 2021

The North Pole is the northernmost point of the globe, and is the only point through which the imaginary line of 90 degrees North latitude passes. The Arctic also includes Greenland, the Svalbard Islands belonging to Norway, the country of Iceland, and the island of Novaya Zemlya which is part of Russia. The North Pole is inhabited by animals that live in cold weather, such as polar bears, polar wolves, arctic foxes, seals, and many others.

Defines Earth's North Pole

The North Pole is the northernmost point of the Earth, it can be defined in four different ways. However, only the first two methods are commonly used. However, the most broad definition is that the North Pole is located in the Arctic Ocean. The Geographical North Pole, also known as True North, is the northern point where the Earth's axis of rotation meets the surface. The Magnetic North Pole is the point north where the geomagnetic field is vertical, i.e. the dip is 90°. The Geomagnetic North Pole is the north pole of the dipole moment of the Earth's geomagnetic field. The inaccessible North Pole is the furthest point from any coast, and is located at 84°03′N 174°51′W. Similar poles are located in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.

See also

South Pole Arctic Ocean

External links

Arctic Council The Northern Forum North Pole scenery observed by Web Cams The short Arctic summer of 2004 The puzzling Arctic summer of 2003 FAQ on the Arctic and the North Pole Polar Controversies Still Rage article by Roderick Eime

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