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Canadian Subarctic Peoples
Canadian Subarctic Peoples
Published: 2016/04/28
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Winter Camping: "Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking" 1955 US Army Training Film
Winter Camping: "Sub-Arctic Winter Bivouacking" 1955 US Army Training Film
Published: 2012/09/09
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Arctic and Subarctic
Arctic and Subarctic
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: Maggie Martens
Subarctic Climate Project
Subarctic Climate Project
Published: 2014/01/14
Channel: Soundlessvoid
The Sub-Arctic Lean-To
The Sub-Arctic Lean-To
Published: 2016/12/19
Channel: Canadian Bushcraft
D8 Lesson 8 Native Americans of the Arctic/ Subarctic
D8 Lesson 8 Native Americans of the Arctic/ Subarctic
Published: 2017/03/05
Channel: Ms. Bosch
How I Stay Warm In The SubArctic
How I Stay Warm In The SubArctic
Published: 2017/01/01
Channel: SubArcticWolf Tools & Outdoors
Subarctic climate
Subarctic climate
Published: 2015/10/17
Channel: Audiopedia
Homeless People in Canada
Homeless People in Canada's Subarctic
Published: 2016/01/14
Channel: Riflechair
Come On Home - Subarctic
Come On Home - Subarctic
Published: 2012/03/19
Channel: cerespineapple
Science Technology in the Sub Arctic - LRSD
Science Technology in the Sub Arctic - LRSD
Published: 2017/02/02
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The Curious Gardener  Ep 16  Soil and the Subarctic Garden
The Curious Gardener Ep 16 Soil and the Subarctic Garden
Published: 2013/11/26
Channel: The Curious Gardener
Subarctic intro
Subarctic intro
Published: 2017/02/23
Channel: theoverengineer
Subarctic Summer: Churchill (HD)
Subarctic Summer: Churchill (HD)
Published: 2011/08/01
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subarctic indians
subarctic indians
Published: 2011/10/04
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Ninjaspy - Pi Nature - Sub-Arctic Trickery + Lyrics
Ninjaspy - Pi Nature - Sub-Arctic Trickery + Lyrics
Published: 2008/07/16
Channel: shakgriig
Ascorbite - Subarctic (Original Mix) [Corseque Records]
Ascorbite - Subarctic (Original Mix) [Corseque Records]
Published: 2015/12/02
Channel: Corseque Records
Subarctic Lake Filled with Life!
Subarctic Lake Filled with Life!
Published: 2013/07/08
Channel: SourceFed
New Technopark “Kvantorium” Opened in Russian Subarctic for Gifted Children
New Technopark “Kvantorium” Opened in Russian Subarctic for Gifted Children
Published: 2017/10/21
Channel: Vesti News
Northern exposure -- 3 lessons from the subarctic | Kylie de Chastelain | TEDxMountAllisonUniversity
Northern exposure -- 3 lessons from the subarctic | Kylie de Chastelain | TEDxMountAllisonUniversity
Published: 2014/06/16
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Ninjaspy - Sub Arctic Trickery
Ninjaspy - Sub Arctic Trickery
Published: 2010/12/05
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Sub Arctic Tomatoes in pots
Sub Arctic Tomatoes in pots
Published: 2013/07/13
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SUB-ARCTIC WINTER BIVOUACKING
SUB-ARCTIC WINTER BIVOUACKING
Published: 2010/06/06
Channel: PublicResourceOrg
NCC built the Subarctic Seventh House
NCC built the Subarctic Seventh House
Published: 2017/11/21
Channel: NCC AB
Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume I: 2015] FULL ALBUM
Subarctic Nocturnes: Doomed to Be [Volume I: 2015] FULL ALBUM
Published: 2015/02/15
Channel: hypnoticdirgerecords
What Temperature And Snowfall Is Typical Of The Subarctic Climate?
What Temperature And Snowfall Is Typical Of The Subarctic Climate?
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Obu Obu
Frozen North- Music by SubArctic Wolf Tools & Outdoors
Frozen North- Music by SubArctic Wolf Tools & Outdoors
Published: 2016/10/22
Channel: SubArcticWolf Tools & Outdoors
Corners of Nowhere - Subarctic Bhairavi
Corners of Nowhere - Subarctic Bhairavi
Published: 2014/05/24
Channel: John Price
What Is The Subarctic Climate Like?
What Is The Subarctic Climate Like?
Published: 2017/08/23
Channel: Obu Obu
Building A Passive Solar House in the Sub-Arctic
Building A Passive Solar House in the Sub-Arctic
Published: 2012/10/04
Channel: ColdClimateHousing
Subarctic Climate and Canada
Subarctic Climate and Canada
Published: 2013/05/17
Channel: Ella Roth
Subarctic Paradise - Constellations [FULL EP]
Subarctic Paradise - Constellations [FULL EP]
Published: 2016/11/06
Channel: SubarcticParadiseMusic.
Joe Canada - Subarctic Homeland Blues
Joe Canada - Subarctic Homeland Blues
Published: 2017/11/20
Channel: aarockandroll
PBK - Subarctic Wave
PBK - Subarctic Wave
Published: 2014/10/01
Channel: ambispheric
Manitoba Hunting - Moose at Canadian SubArctic Hunting
Manitoba Hunting - Moose at Canadian SubArctic Hunting
Published: 2007/04/02
Channel: cgangler
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NWTAA's LIVING SMALL – Part TWO – 3 Tiny Home Designs from the Subarctic
Published: 2016/12/05
Channel: George Lessard
Winter Cycling in the subarctic city of Yellowknife
Winter Cycling in the subarctic city of Yellowknife
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Tom Babin
FORCE MAJEURE - SUBARCTIC SHOWDOWN
FORCE MAJEURE - SUBARCTIC SHOWDOWN
Published: 2017/10/28
Channel: Sándor Bálint
Beachcombing Japanese Glass Balls;Beachcombing the North Pacific Subarctic Gyre
Beachcombing Japanese Glass Balls;Beachcombing the North Pacific Subarctic Gyre
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: arianeterez
Sub-Arctic Panther Machine 4-7-10
Sub-Arctic Panther Machine 4-7-10
Published: 2010/04/08
Channel: dramadrummer
Babe Winkleman Caribou Hunting Canadian SubArctic Hunting Part 2
Babe Winkleman Caribou Hunting Canadian SubArctic Hunting Part 2
Published: 2012/11/23
Channel: CitrusInformation
John Merritt 2010 Moose Hunt to Canadian Sub-Arctic Hunting
John Merritt 2010 Moose Hunt to Canadian Sub-Arctic Hunting
Published: 2012/01/26
Channel: CitrusInformation
Subarctic Tropical Overnight - Baked Forest
Subarctic Tropical Overnight - Baked Forest
Published: 2014/08/06
Channel: Helsinkipop
Subarctic
Subarctic
Published: 2015/09/14
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Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: JoshLee Inc
John Merritt 2010 Moose Hunt to Canadian Sub-Arctic Hunting - Part 2
John Merritt 2010 Moose Hunt to Canadian Sub-Arctic Hunting - Part 2
Published: 2012/01/30
Channel: CitrusInformation
PBK - Subarctic Wave
PBK - Subarctic Wave
Published: 2010/09/25
Channel: PsyZv
Fall Sub-Arctic Storm
Fall Sub-Arctic Storm
Published: 2017/11/22
Channel: AlaskaNPS
Force Majeure - Subarctic Showdown
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Published: 2017/09/13
Channel: Unknown Power Metal YT
Subarctic Paradise - Drowning At Hinamatsuri
Subarctic Paradise - Drowning At Hinamatsuri
Published: 2017/03/22
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Subarctic vegetation in Canada (Larix laricina)

The subarctic is a region in the Northern Hemisphere immediately south of the true Arctic and covering much of Alaska, Canada, Iceland, the north of Scandinavia, Siberia, and the Shetland Islands. Generally, subarctic regions fall between 50°N and 70°N latitude, depending on local climates.

Climate and soils[edit]

Monthly temperatures are above 10 °C (50 °F) for at least one and at most three months of the year. Precipitation tends to be low due to the low moisture content of the cold air. Precipitation is typically greater in warmer months, with a summer maximum ranging from moderate in North America to extreme in the Russian Far East. Except in the wettest areas glaciers are not large because of the lack of winter precipitation; in the wettest areas, however, glaciers tend to be very abundant and Pleistocene glaciation covered even the lowest elevations. Soils of the subarctic are generally very acidic largely because of the influence of the vegetation both in the taiga and in peaty bogs, which tends to acidify the soil, as well as the extreme ease with which leaching of nutrients takes place even in the most heavily glaciated regions. The dominant soil orders are podsols and further north gelisols.

Subarctic regions are often characterized by taiga forest vegetation, though where winters are relatively mild, as in northern Norway, broadleaf forest may occur—though in some cases soils remain too saturated almost throughout the year to sustain any tree growth and the dominant vegetation is a peaty herbland dominated by grasses and sedges. Typically, there are only a few species of large terrestrial mammals in the subarctic regions, the most important being elk, moose (Alces alces), bears, reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), and wolves (Canis lupus). Agriculture is mainly limited to animal husbandry, though in some areas barley can be grown. Canada and Siberia are very rich in minerals, notably nickel, molybdenum, cobalt, lead, zinc and uranium, whilst the Grand Banks and Sea of Okhotsk are two of the richest fisheries in the world and provide support for many small towns.

In Fennoscandia and northwestern Russia, oceanic influences soften winter temperatures; the lack of permafrost allow agriculture and infrastructure. Lenvik, Norway, at 69°N.

Except for those areas adjacent to warm ocean currents, there is almost always continuous permafrost due to the very cold winters. This means that building in most subarctic regions is very difficult and expensive: cities are very few (Murmansk being the largest) and generally small, whilst roads are few. Subarctic rail transport only exists in Europe (lines to Narvik and Murmansk) and the NorilskDudinka line in northern Siberia. An important consequence is that transportation tends to be restricted to "bush" planes, helicopters and, in summer, riverboats.

Economy[edit]

Except for a few parts of Europe where the winters are relatively mild due to prevailing wind and ocean current patterns, subarctic regions were not explored until the 18th and 19th centuries. Even then, the difficulty of transportation ensured that few settlements (most of them created for mining) lasted long—the abandoned, once-thriving cities of the Yukon, Northwest Territories and increasingly Siberia illustrate this.

The Trans-Siberian Railway, which skirts the edge of the region, provided a major boost to Russian settlement in the subarctic, as did the intensive industrialization under Joseph Stalin that relied on the enormous mineral resources of the Central Siberian Plateau. Today, many towns in subarctic Russia are declining precipitously as mines close. In Canada, after the early minerals ran out, development stalled until hydroelectric development occurred in the 1950s and 1960s. Hydro-Quebec in particular has carried out many engineering works in regions of near-continuous permafrost, but these have never supported a significant population and have mainly served densely populated southern Quebec.

Tourism in recent years has become a major source of revenue for most countries of the subarctic due to the beautiful, generally glacial, landscapes so characteristic of the region. Most areas in the subarctic are among the most expensive places in the world to visit, due to both high costs of living and inaccessibility. Nonetheless, the great opportunities for outdoor recreation lure an ever-increasing number of travelers. At the same time, the older industries of the subarctic (fishing, mining, hydroelectric power) are being threatened by both environmental opposition and overfishing leading to depleted stocks of commercially important species.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

  • "Subarctic climate" in: Ritter, Michael E. The Physical Environment: an Introduction to Physical Geography. 2006.

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