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Digital chart of the world; Institut Géographique National français (IGN). AMAP, 1997. Arctic Pollution Issues: A State of the Arctic Environment Report.
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
The Arctic is extremely diverse in terms of landscapes, varying from pack and drift ice to rugged shores, flat coastal plains, rolling hills and mountains surpassing 6000 metres above sea level (Denali, 6,194 m asl, in sub-arctic and boreal Alaska). The region has rivers and lakes, tundra and the largest forests in the world (the Russian Taiga).