Climate & Treeline Facts

What is the Arctic?

Located at 60 ° latitude, -102° longitude.


The simple definition of the Arctic Circle is everything north of 66 degrees latitude. It can also be defined as the land above the treeline where there are Arctic plants; Arctic animals like the walrus and polar bear; permafrost; and cold temperature. Sometimes it is defined as the southern limit of pack ice during the winter.

Image: By Chris Kyrzyk. Vuntut National Park

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