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The Arctic Ocean

Weather Systems that are Important

Water Systems
The Effect of the Arctic Ocean on Global and Local Climate
Research that is happening right now in the Arctic Ocean
Geological Features on the Ocean Floor
Weather Systems that are Important
Global and Local Warmings on the Arctic Ocean

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          Cold weather is very important in the Arctic Ocean. If it wasn’t cold at the Arctic Ocean everything would melt and there would be a huge flood because of it. It would flood the whole earth. Since it is cold at the Arctic Ocean its precipitation is mostly snow, and it rarely ever rains.


Common Weather Systems

          A common weather system in the Arctic is fog. Fog is created over the coastal waters in the summer due to warm air from the land over the coastal ocean.

          Another common weather system is snow. When the moisture gets evaporated from the Arctic and the clouds are ready to precipitate, it is too cold to rain so it snows. Without snow there are many bad things that could possibly happen, for example the animals that depend on snow as their home will more then likely become extinct. Another example is that eventually with no precipitation of snow and since it is too cold for it to rain and the weather is still evaporating moisture, there will be no more Arctic Ocean left.


Uncommon Weather Systems

          An uncommon weather system is rain. It usually never rains in the Arctic Ocean because it is too cold. If it dose rain it will probably turn to either freezing rain or ice pellets.

Another uncommon weather system in the Arctic Ocean is Arctic hurricanes. Arctic hurricanes form fast and unexpectedly in winter. Arctic hurricanes are small cyclones that are created over sea during the winter. They are a few hundred kilometers in length and diameter. There are about six Arctic hurricanes a year at the Arctic Ocean and they usually only last three to four days.

Last Updated February 10th 2005