Two years into an arctic expedition, they were forced to abandon ship a thousand miles north of Siberia.
A little fresh air could be a good thing for the grand old party, even an arctic blast from Alaska.
This was Palin as an arctic John Kerry: she seemed to be saying she was against climate change before she was for it.
Thus scientists regard further melting of the arctic as inevitable.
J. Cole—“Jodeci (Freestyle)” Haim—“The Wire” Phoenix — “Trying to Be Cool” arctic Monkeys—“Do I Wanna Know?”
Points of historic interest were under his eye, and nature was clothed with a wild arctic beauty.
This was the last arctic voyage in which Frobisher took part.
The thought touched her with an arctic sense of cold and desolation.
Then there you lie like the one warm spark in the heart of an arctic crystal.
Nothing more wonderfully beautiful can exist than the arctic night.
late 14c., artik, from Old French artique, from Medieval Latin articus, from Latin arcticus, from Greek arktikos "of the north," literally "of the (constellation) Bear," from arktos "bear; Ursa Major; the region of the north," the Bear being a northerly constellation. From *rkto-, the usual Indo-European base for "bear" (cf. Avestan aresho, Armenian arj, Albanian ari, Latin ursus, Welsh arth); see bear (n.) for why the name changed in Germanic. The -c- was restored from 1550s. As a noun, "the Arctic regions," from 1560s.
Note: The weather of the Arctic is characterized by long, cold winters and short, cool summers.
Note: The Arctic has been the object of much exploration by air, land, and sea. The shortest distance by plane between continents in the Northern Hemisphere is often over the Arctic.