Arctic Ocean Natural hazards

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Natural hazards: ice islands occasionally break away from northern Ellesmere Island; icebergs calved from glaciers in western Greenland and extreme northeastern Canada; permafrost in islands; virtually ice locked from October to June; ships subject to superstructure icing from October to May

Definition: This entry lists potential natural disasters.

Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of August 23, 2014

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