Arctic Sovereignty Maps

Political and Physical Maps of the Arctic

Aboriginal Peoples in the Arctic

Climate Change in the Arctic

Arctic Borders / Continental Shelf

Historical Maps


Political and Physical Maps of the Arctic

North Circumpolar Map North Circumpolar

Source: http://atlas.nrcan.gc.ca
Arctic Reference Map Arctic Reference Map
The red line on the map indicates the boundary of the Arctic region as determined by the area in which the average temperature for the warmest month is 10 degrees Celsius or less.

Source: UT Perry-Castaneda Library, via http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/maps.html, an excellent resource for other Arctic maps
Map of Alaska Map of Alaska

Source: http://www.ashleymeredith.org
Map of Canada Map of Canada

Source: http://geography.about.com/
Russia Russia

Source: http://thebreakthrough.org
Barents Sea Barents Sea
Bering Sea Bering Sea

Source: http://www.worldatlas.com/

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Aboriginal Peoples in the Arctic

Inuit Regions Inuit Regions

Source: http://www.makivik.org
Arctic Peoples Arctic Peoples Subdivided According to Language Families

Source: http://arctic-council.org
Inuit Territory in Canada Inuit Territory in Canada

Source: http://www.makivik.org
Inuit Traditional Land Inuit Traditional Land
This close-up of Canada clearly shows the Arctic Circle and the treeline that distinguishes Inuit traditional land from First Nations or Métis territory.

Source: Canada: Northern Neighbor (2nd Edition)
Inuit Regions and Communities Inuit Regions and Communities
Source: http://www.itk.ca/
Nunavik Nunavik
There are 14 communities in Nunavik connected only by air or boat -- there are no roads. 90% of the 10,000 residents are Inuit.

Source: http://www.makivik.org

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Climate Change in the Arctic

Arctic Sea Ice Arctic Sea Ice
Arctic sea ice as of September 23, 2008.

Source: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Greenland Ice Sheet Greenland Ice Sheet Melt Extent

Source: Arctic Impacts of Arctic Warming, Cambridge Press, 2004

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Arctic Borders / Continental Shelf

Maritime Jurisdiction and Boundaries in the Arctic Maritime Jurisdiction and Boundaries in the Arctic

Source: 2008 International Boundaries Research Institute, Durham University, England
 

Arctic Ocean Bathymetry Map Arctic Ocean Bathymetry Map

Source: geology.com

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Historical Maps

Historic Map of the North Historic Map of the North (1613 - Gerard Mercator)

Source: http://www.alaskahistorystore.org

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