antarctic air

antarctic air

[‚ant′ärd·ik ′er]
(meteorology)
A type of air whose characteristics are developed in an antarctic region.
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They also found that the increasing global temperature closely correlated to Antarctic air temperatures and atmospheric C02 levels, suggesting the significant influence that the Southern Hemisphere has on global climate.
The aircraft will travel the length of the continent from north to south, from Panama to La Paz, Buenos Aires and on to Argentinas Antarctic Air Base of Marambio.
This force was so powerful that it carried colder, dry, antarctic air right up to the southern limits of Tanzania and the DRC.
The weather bureau said that the cold front carries cold Antarctic air from south of New Zealand.
Another moment of brevity takes place on a zodiac ride as our fingers start to feel numb from the frigid Antarctic air in the midst of a haunting and austere landscape.
The sound of boots crunching on brick-red gravel filled the thin Antarctic air. Three scientists from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) had been climbing for 30 minutes, staring at their feet and trying not to stumble in the fine scree of lava pebbles.
Courage, sacrifice, devotion; the men and women of the "Puckered Penguins" the ice pirates; the history of the United States Navy Antarctic Air Squadron VXE-Six; a proud pioneering Antarctic air unit.
Like an igloo, ice protects the lake's microbes from frigid Antarctic air temperatures, while the planet's hot core warms the lake bottom.
Climate scientists have long puzzled over why Antarctic air temperatures have consistently correlated with C[O.sub.2] levels in the atmosphere over the past one million years, with both decreasing during glacial ice ages and increasing during interglacial periods.
Immediately behind the cold front, airflow is in the opposite direction from south to north, bringing in copious volumes of cold antarctic air. This is exactly what transpired during the week, and by Thursday morning, the noticeable drop in nighttime temperatures have made its mark up to about Otjiwarongo.
As it started drifting east and crossing Namibia, it brought cold, antarctic air into circulation over much of the south, east and central parts.