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The Arctic is a vast, ice-covered ocean, surrounded by tree-less, frozen ground, that teems with life, including organisms living in the ice, fish and marine mammals, birds, land animals and human societies.

NOAA provides Arctic infomation and a set of reputable indicators that describe the present state of the Arctic ecosystem and climate.

Arctic images collage

* Why is the Arctic so sensitive? - Essay by M. Serreze
* North Pole Web Cams - Images & Animations!
* NOAA Arctic Report Card 2007:
Annual update of changing conditions
* Monthly Sea Ice Outlook
from SEARCH/Arcus

* Near-realtime Arctic Change Indicators
* Smithsonian Arctic Website "A friend acting strangely"
* I
nternational Polar Year in 2007-2008
NOAA IPY Activities | Data and Images from the First IPY in 1881-1884
Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic: Inuit, Saami, and the Indigenous Peoples of Chukotk.   An IPY project and part of the Arctic Human Health Initiative
Russian-American Long-term Census of the Arctic (RUSALCA)
Bering Sea Climate and Ecosystem Website
  Pacific Arctic Group
Regime shift detection calculator - Freely available
NOAA Arctic Climate Research

This Arctic Theme Page provides access to widely distributed Arctic data and information for scientists, students, teachers, academia, managers, decision makers and the general public. Visit NOAA's Arctic Change Indicators website, the Arctic Science Laboratory and Arctic Research Office.

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