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Arctic Is Not One

  • Yoo Kyung Lee
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Abstract

Arctic is a huge area, and the Arctic environment is not uniform. They roughly divide Arctic into two regions: the High and the Low Arctic. The High Arctic is the northern region of the Arctic with extremely cold winters and short cool summers. The ground of High Arctic is permafrost frozen to a depth of several hundred meters. Even though the transition between the Low and High Arctic is not very clearly delineated, the High Arctic differs from the Low Arctic in having very low-growing herbs and the absence of erect shrubs.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yoo Kyung Lee
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  1. 1.Division of Polar Life SciencesKorea Polar Research InstituteIncheonKorea (Republic of)

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