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Q: Science ( Answered,   5 Comments )
Subject: Science
Category: Science > Earth Sciences
Asked by: esands428-ga
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Posted: 20 Jun 2006 12:09 PDT
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Question ID: 739727
What major thing (aside from the extreme cold) differentiates the
North Pole in January from lower latitudes?
Subject: Re: Science
Answered By: eiffel-ga on 20 Jun 2006 13:54 PDT
Hi esands428-ga,

During January the North Pole is in a state of permanent night.

At lower latitudes the sun rises and sets daily.

I don't think you could find a more major differentiation than that,
but in case that's not it please request clarification and I will look
into it further.

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Subject: Re: Science
From: pinkfreud-ga on 20 Jun 2006 12:11 PDT
The amount of daylight?
Subject: Re: Science
From: pafalafa-ga on 20 Jun 2006 12:55 PDT
The almost complete absence of shopping malls.
Subject: Re: Science
From: qed100-ga on 20 Jun 2006 17:16 PDT
What differentiates the North Pole from all "lower" (i.e., more
southerly) latitudes is that there are no latitides to the north of
the North Pole. This is true in January... :)
Subject: Re: Science
From: markvmd-ga on 20 Jun 2006 18:27 PDT
I'm thinking polar bears.

To expand on Paf's comment, the dearth of Starbucks. In DC there is a
two block stretch of Connecticut Avenue with three of them.

I'd say the crime level is rather low. Surprisingly, the police
presence is low as well. Maybe the rest of the world has it all wrong?
Subject: Re: Science
From: myoarin-ga on 20 Jun 2006 18:35 PDT
The deviation of the magnetic pole from true north is much greater
than it is further south.

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