Polar Climate

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polar climate

[′pō·lər ′klī·mət]
The climate of a geographical polar region, most commonly taken to be a climate which is too cold to support the growth of trees. Also known as arctic climate; snow climate.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Polar Climate


a climate of “eternal frost,” with temperatures rarely exceeding 0° C even in summer and with little precipitation (100–200 mm per year). Polar climate is typical of snow- and ice-covered regions of the Arctic Ocean and its is lands, Greenland, and Antarctica. Its mildest form occurs in the Atlantic section of the arctic, and its most severe form on the plateau of Eastern Antarctica.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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