circumpolar


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circumpolar

[¦sər·kəm′pō·lər]
(astronomy)
Revolving about the elevated pole without setting.
(geography)
Located around one of the polar regions of earth.
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Professor Ed Hill, executive director of the NOC, said: "The Antarctic Circumpolar Current is key to understanding the dynamics of the global ocean, so these sustained observations are incredibly important.
The next most recognisable circumpolar constellation is Cassiopeia.
Our home in the circumpolar world, Inuit Nunaat, stretches from Greenland to Canada, Alaska and the coastal regions of Chukotka, Russia.
"Skin boat assemblages are extremely rare in the circumpolar archaeological record.
As Canada takes over chair of the Arctic Council, we, of the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group (CCARG) at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, would like to take the opportunity to outline some of our most pressing concerns with regard to the Arctic Council's mandate of environmental, social and economic development of the circumpolar region.
Here is a letter written to the British Admiralty: "A considerable change of climate, inexplicable at present to us, must have taken place in the Circumpolar Regions, by which the severity of the cold that has for centuries past enclosed the seas in the high northern latitudes in an impenetrable barrier of ice has been, during the last two years, greatly abated.
"Eventually, the iceberg will move further north; it will be picked up by wind and ocean currents - and the primary ocean current there is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
Increased mixing in the Pacific and Indian oceans during glacial periods could have increased the amount of water moved by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current by about 30 percent, the authors suggest.
New research published in the journal Science, led by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientist Miriam Katz, is providing some of the strongest evidence to date that the Antarctic Circumpolar Current (ACC) played a key role in the major shift in the global climate that began approximately 38 million years ago.
Gradually, over the last 50 years, there emerged several leading circumpolar universities, each with a special Arctic niche.