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The Arctic: Climate  Student Centre

 

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The Polar Night

Can you imagine what it would be like to spend a whole week in darkness, with no sunlight at all? Chances are you'd find it hard to imagine living in darkness for more than half a day! This Web site lists places in the Arctic that are without sunshine for days during the winter. It gives the number of days each place has without a sunrise and the length of the polar nights.

The Inuit Parka: Function and Metaphor

You've probably seen pictures of people wearing parkas. But did you know that the Inuit invented the parka thousands of years ago? They made these incredibly warm fur jackets to keep out the wind and cold of the Arctic winter. This Web site looks at the importance of the parka to the Inuit.  

 

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