Latest Arctic Ocean Stories

2011-05-23 09:15:00

EVANSTON, Ill., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial employment in Alaska increased 1.3% over the past twelve months according to the 2011 Alaska Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by Manufacturers' News, Inc. (MNI) Evanston, IL. MNI reports Alaska gained 434 industrial jobs from April 2010 to April 2011. Manufacturers' News reports Alaska is home to 916 manufacturers employing 33,491 workers. "The recovery is gaining momentum in Alaska and across the...

2011-05-11 14:37:30

Arctic nation leaders will gather in Greenland this week to determine future cooperation as global warming sets off a race for oil, mineral, fishing and shipping opportunities in the world's fragile final frontier. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton will join foreign ministers from seven other Arctic states in Greenland's tiny capital of Nuuk on Thursday for an Arctic Council meeting on the next steps for a region where warming temperatures are creating huge challenges and unlocking untapped...

2011-05-03 18:59:00

SEATTLE, May 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported April operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported an 18.1 percent increase in traffic on a 15.3 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.0-point increase in load factor to a record 84.9 percent. Alaska also reported that 89.5 percent of its flights arrived on time in April, a 1.4-point decrease compared to the 90.9...

2011-05-02 16:35:00

WATERBURY, Vt., May 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- National Geographic Traveler has named "Three Arctic Islands: Triple the Adventure" one of 2011's 50 Tours of a Lifetime. To qualify for the honor an expedition had to be one of the "most authentic, most innovative, most immersive, best-guided, and most sustainable tours." This 13-day cruise is exclusive to Quark Expeditions, a Vermont-based, polar tour operator specializing in the polar regions since 1991. (Photo:...

2011-04-27 15:03:00

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska West Express received the Alaska Safe Truck Fleet of the Year Award for local cartage from the Alaska Trucking Association (ATA) at its annual awards banquet April 21. Alaska West Express was recognized for its safety performance in 2010, including accident rates, driver training and safety programs and vehicle maintenance. The company received the ATA's Safe Truck Fleet Most Improved Award in 2009. The ATA sponsors the safety...

2011-04-21 07:00:00

SEATTLE, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- First quarter highlights: Record first-quarter net income, excluding special items, of $29.5 million, or $0.80 per diluted share--more than double the $13.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, reported in the first quarter of 2010. This compares to a First Call mean estimate of $0.71 per share. Net income under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) of $74.2 million, or $2.01 per diluted share, compared to net income of $5.3 million, or...

2011-04-06 06:25:00

Oceanographers are monitoring a vast expanse of fresh water in the Arctic Ocean that could spill into the Atlantic, something that could result in unpredictable changes in the ocean currents that give Western Europe its moderate climate. The scientists said Tuesday that the unusual accumulation of fresh water resulted from the Siberian and Canadian rivers dumping more water into the Arctic, and from melting sea ice. "The volume of water discharged into the Arctic Ocean, largely from Canadian...

2011-04-04 18:52:00

SEATTLE, April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK) today reported March operational results for its subsidiaries, Alaska Airlines (Alaska) and Horizon Air (Horizon). ALASKA AIRLINES Alaska reported a 19.3 percent increase in traffic on a 15.3 percent increase in capacity, resulting in a 2.9-point increase in load factor to a record 87.4 percent. Alaska also reported that 82.6 percent of its flights arrived on time in March, a 4.6-point decrease compared to the 87.2...

2011-03-27 11:02:14

The freshwater content of the upper Arctic Ocean has increased by about 20 percent since the 1990s. This corresponds to a rise of approx. 8,400 cubic kilometers and has the same magnitude as the volume of freshwater annually exported on average from this marine region in liquid or frozen form. This result  is published by researchers of the Alfred Wegener Institute in the journal Deep-Sea Research. The freshwater content in the layer of the Arctic Ocean near the surface controls whether...

2011-03-24 13:29:56

The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder's National Snow and Ice Data Center. The CU-Boulder research team believes the lowest annual maximum ice extent of 5,650,000 square miles occurred on March 7. The maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles below the 1979-2000 average, an area slightly larger than the states of Texas and...

Latest Arctic Ocean Reference Libraries

Arctic Ocean
2013-04-18 22:31:23

The Arctic Ocean which is located in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Arctic north polar region, is the shallowest and smallest of the world’s five major oceanic divisions. The International Hydrographic Organization recognizes it as an ocean, although, some oceanographers consider it as the Arctic Mediterranean Sea or simply, the Arctic Sea, classifying it a Mediterranean sea or an estuary of the Atlantic Ocean. Alternatively, the Arctic Ocean can be considered as the northernmost...

Baffin Bay
2013-04-18 13:21:50

Baffin Bay, which is located between Baffin Island and the southwest coast of Greenland, is a marginal sea of the North Atlantic Ocean. It’s connected to the Atlantic by Davis Strait and the Labrador Sea. A narrower Nares Strait connects the Baffin Bay with the Arctic Ocean. The Baffin Bay is an arm of the Atlantic Ocean that is bordered by Baffin Island towards the west, Greenland towards the east, and Ellesmere Island towards the north. It is connected to the Atlantic through the Davis...

2007-10-23 16:48:25

The Bearded Seal (Erignathus barbatus), or Square Flipper Seal, is a seal found in or near to the Arctic Ocean. Its most characteristic feature is the whiskers on its face. When dry, the whiskers curl up giving the bearded seal a raffish look. Other distinguishable features are the square fore-flippers and thick bristles pn their muzzles. Adults are grayish-brown in color, darker on the back, rarely with a few faint spots on the back or dark spots on the flanks. Occasionally the face and...

Arctic Circle
2004-10-19 04:45:44

Arctic Circle -- The Arctic (Land of the Midnight Sun) is the area around the earth's North Pole while antarctic is in South Pole. It includes parts of Russia, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Lapland and Svalbard as well as the Arctic Ocean. The Arctic Circle is one of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. Everything north of this circle is known as the Arctic, and the zone just to the south of this circle is the Northern Temperate Zone. This is the parallel of...

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