polar navigation

polar navigation

[′pō·lər ‚nav·ə′gā·shən]
(navigation)
Navigation in polar regions, where unique considerations and techniques are applied; no definite limit for these regions is recognized, but polar navigation techniques are usually used from about latitude 70° to the nearest pole, north or south.
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Overcoming the unique challenges of polar navigation through the development of grid navigation procedures marked a significant advancement in making the Polar Concept a reality.
Williams, 46th Reconnaissance Squadron (VLR) Photographic, "A Summary of Polar Navigation," File: USSTAF-Historical Section-Histories, Box 291, Carl A.
After studying polar navigation theory during your flight to Resolute Bay, you see there's nothing magical about true and grid courses referenced on high latitude approaches.
The plane was equipped with polar navigation hardware and the crew patiently waited in Rothera for a weather break to fly over nine hours at 10,000 feet at around 269 kilometres per hour to their destination.
electronic charts, the Global Positioning System and bathymetric, Doppler and polar navigation, as well as celestial and inertial navigation and navigational astronomy.
The book's second part concludes with Lawson Brigham's discussion of the international Polar Navigation Code developed under the auspices of the International Maritime Organization.
The first part (2-8 February 2003) will focus on skill development, with workshops covering topics such as cold-weather injuries and polar navigation.