Scientists: Monitoring Caribou Climate
Thanks to technology, you can sit in the comfort of your climate controlled classroom and conduct science observations in the Arctic. Just how cold does it get up there?
We can now access temperature information from a small community called Old Crow, where many Porcupine caribou congregate during the winter and early spring. Located at 67.65 N, and -139.50, Old Crow is situated at the confluence of the Crow and the Porcupine Rivers. The only Yukon community located above the arctic, it is a small town of about 300 aboriginal people; known as the Vuntut Gwitchin. People in Old Crow enjoy long summer days and experience the short days of winter.
Visit the Canadian Meteoriological Weather site to record their daily temperatures and daylength:
To learn more about Old Crow- its history and culture: