a cold ocean current flowing S along the Labrador coast through Davis Strait to the Grand Banks where it divides, the E branch joining the North Atlantic Current and the W branch flowing into the Gulf of St. Lawrence.
a cold ocean current flowing southwards off the coast of Labrador and meeting the warm Gulf Stream, causing dense fogs off the coast of Newfoundland
A cold ocean current flowing southward from Baffin Bay along the coast of Labrador and turning east after intersecting with the Gulf Stream. The fog characteristic of Labrador is created when warm Gulf Stream air meets the cold waters of the Labrador Current. The Labrador Current also brings down icebergs from the Arctic into transatlantic shipping lanes. Also called Arctic Stream.
- Arctic daisy
a daisy, Chrysanthemum arcticum, of arctic regions, having asterlike heads of white or lilac flowers.
- Arctic fox
a thickly furred, short-eared fox, Alopex lagopus, of the arctic regions, brownish gray in summer and white in winter. Historical Examples Our only visitor was an Arctic fox, a rare animal upon the pack, though common enough upon the land. The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales Arthur Conan Doyle They are all of […]
- Arctic hare
noun a large hare, Lepus arcticus, of the Canadian Arctic whose fur is white in winter Historical Examples To these sources of supply are added the arctic hare, caribou (reindeer), and in fact any flesh that can be obtained. North America Israel C. Russell The arctic hare, on the contrary, has probably come to us […]
- Arctic ocean
an ocean N of North America, Asia, and the Arctic Circle. About 5,540,000 sq. mi. (14,350,000 sq. km). Contemporary Examples New research suggests the Arctic Ocean could be ice-free by 2015, with devastating consequences for the world. The End of the Arctic? Ocean Could be Ice Free by 2015 Mark Hertsgaard December 12, 2013 The […]