circumpolar circumpolar

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
  2. (adj) located or found throughout a polar region

News

  • Scientists cast doubt on theory of what triggered Antarctic glaciation

    Scientists have found geologic evidence that casts doubt on one of the conventional explanations for how Antarctica's ice sheet began forming. They report finding an ancient volcanic arc in the Scotia Sea that might have prevented the Antarctic Circumpolar Current from forming until millions of years after Antarctic glaciation began.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Science Daily

Quotes

  • "One circumpolar tour would have paid for 1,000 of those programs in every town and village in the country," said Martin. "It's a class issue for me and a lot of Canadians. We are trying to tighten our belts and [her] office was spiralling...
    on Feb 26, 2004 By: Pat Martin Source: CBC.ca

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