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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 emissions of frozen CO2 and the tundra around the Arctic Ocean have already begun as it thaws.
Al Gore Warms Up Lloyd Grove December 8, 2009

Historical Examples

Far to the north, the sun lay in a bed of saffron light over the clear horizon of the Arctic Ocean.
Northern Travel Bayard Taylor

The plain seemed as lonely and as unlighted as the Arctic Ocean.
A Spoil of Office Hamlin Garland

This country under the Arctic Ocean is different from what we thought it was—not so cold, and more civilized in some ways.
Young Alaskans in the Far North Emerson Hough

Because they come from the Arctic Ocean, over vast areas of ice and snow.
The Reason Why Anonymous

In fact, the party had made its way out the river into the Arctic Ocean and around the coast into the Coppermine.
The Radio Boys Rescue the Lost Alaska Expedition Gerald Breckenridge

She may not like the Arctic Ocean or she may expect you to fight.
The Second Fiddle Phyllis Bottome

It is a species of salmon under the name of Nalma, and ascends from the Arctic Ocean.
Overland through Asia; Pictures of Siberian, Chinese, and Tartar Life Thomas Wallace Knox

The Salmonid are found in the rivers flowing into the Arctic Ocean.
The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2 Various

the ocean surrounding the North Pole, north of the Arctic Circle. Area: about 14 100 000 sq km (5 440 000 sq miles)

The cold, ice-covered waters surrounding the North Pole, located entirely within the Arctic Circle. It contains the northernmost islands of Canada, Norway, and Russia.

Note: Most of the Arctic Ocean is covered by solid ice, ice floes, and icebergs.


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