Prudhoe Bay

Prudhoe Bay lies east of Nuiqsut, on the northern waters of Alaska. It lies at approximately 70° 22' N Latitude, 148° 22' W Longitude (Sec. 08, T010N, R015E, Umiat Meridian). The area encompasses 35 sq. miles of land and 12 sq. miles of water. The climate of the North Slope is arctic. Temperatures range from -56 to 78. Precipitation is light, averaging 5 inches, with snowfall of 20 inches.

In 1968 they discovered oil in Prudhoe Bay. Prudhoe Bay is North America's biggest oil field. Prudhoe Bay is on the north slope of Alaska, on the Arctic Ocean. It is 1300 miles south of the North Pole and 250 miles north of the Arctic Circle. An English explorer named Sir John Franklin named Prudhoe Bay after his friend Baron Prudhoe.

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