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Economy of the Arctic, by sector
The largest economies in the Arctic belong to Alaska (US) and Russia, mainly because of mining and petroleum activity. Regions that are still heavily dominated by more traditional subsistence activities, such as hunting ...
17 May 2005 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Definitions of the Arctic
Several definitions of the Arctic as a region exist and are all used extensively. Definitions of the geographic boundaries of the Arctic vary, including such definitions as the area with a July isotherm below 10º C, vege...
17 May 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Distribution of reindeer population in the Barents Region
The rendeer population of the Barents region is broken down into 5 distinct groups to show and their range. The 5 types are: Svalbard, wild, wild forest, domesticated and wild, and domesticated or semi-domesticated. (Ple...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Distribution of polar bear populations in the Arctic
Worldwide there are thought to be 22,000-27,000 polar bears (Ursus maritimus)in 20 separate populations. They can be found in the United States, Canada, Russia, Greenland and on the Arctic islands of Norway.
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Rural and urban population in the Barents region
The Barents Region is a European Region, populated by 4.4 million inhabitants. The urban levels compared to the rural levels of the major population groups of this area are demonstrated on the graphic. (Please note that ...
04 Oct 2005 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Nuclear activities in the Arctic over the last 50 years
Numerous nuclear explosions have taken place in the Arctic. One of the largest military nuclear testing facilities is on the island of Novaya Zemlya, where from 1955 through to 1990 the Soviet Union detonated 88 atmosphe...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Dates of river ice break-up in the Arctic
Dates of river ice break-up in the Arctic
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
How much sea ice will be left in 2050?
Climate simulations suggest continued rapid loss of Arctic sea-ice. The observations of indigenous peoples also indicate unprecedented change. The loss of the Arctic sea-ice will have vast impacts on climate, livelihoods...
21 Mar 2006 - by Author: K. Dixon & H. Vahlenkamp, October 1998, December 1999, February 2004; Layout: Petter Sevaldsen (UNEP/GRID-Arendal)
Traditional practices, infrastructure and development
Indigneous peoples have lived in Arctic for thousands of years, and continue to depend upon the natural resources of the region today. Their traditional subsistence practices include hunting, trapping, fishing and reinde...
21 Mar 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Cesium 137 from nuclear weapon testing fallout (1995 figures)
Nuclear explosions - especially the atmospheric tests in the Arctic and from US, UK and Chinese tests at other sites in the world - are the primary source of radioactive contamination in the Arctic. With the times needed...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Places named by inuinnait toponyms in the regions covered by maps at a scale of 1:50,000
Place names, which are part of the Inuit Oral tradition, are closely related to the stories that also make up Oral tradition. Indeed, many stories are linked to special places, which are mentioned when a story is told. ...
21 Mar 2006 - by Beatrice Collignon, Sorbonne University
Global atmospheric and underground nuclear explosions since 1945
Nuclear explosions - especially the atmospheric tests in the Arctic and from US, UK and Chinese tests at other sites in the world - are the primary source of radioactive contamination in the Arctic. Releases from nuclear...
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Vital Arctic Graphics (postcards)
Promotional postcards prepare for marketing the 2004 edition of Vital Arctic Graphics, highlighting some of the themes and slides with map cut-outs and quotes from the text - on people and the environment of the Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, Petter Sevaldsen, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Seasonal alternation of the Kangiryuarmiut (early 20th century)
Place names, which are part of the Inuit Oral tradition, are closely related to the stories that also make up Oral tradition. Indeed, many stories are linked to special places, which are mentioned when a story is told. ...
21 Mar 2006 - by Beatrice Collignon, Sorbonne University
Dates of river ice freeze-up in the Arctic
Presenting the relative dates of river freeze-up in the Arctic and the climatic condititions surrounding that, thus outlining the relative changes in temperature and conditions throughout the circumpolar Arctic.
21 Mar 2006 - by Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected changes in Arctic pack ice
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic pack ice sheet (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090.
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
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 s...
18 Aug 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Projected changes in Arctic pack ice
The averages of the scenarios in the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment (ACIA) for the Arctic pack ice sheet (the permanent ice) are presented in this map, with the successive decrease in the ice up to 2090.
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Arctic, topography and bathymetry
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 s...
01 Jul 2006 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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26 Nov 2008 - by Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
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