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Physical/Geographical Characteristics of the Arctic

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The vast region of the Arctic extends across northern North America, northern Europe and northern Asia, taking in eight countries and the expanses of sea and ocean in between. The terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments throughout this area exhibit considerable variation in climate, meteorology and physical geography. This chapter describes this diversity as a background to discussions on contaminants and other stressors in these environments.

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