Antarctic

Science / Weather / Antarctic: Of or relating to the area around the geographic South Pole, from 90° South to the Antarctic Circle at approximately 66 1/2°South latitude, including the continent of Antarctica. Along the Antarctic Circle, the sun does not set on the day of the summer solstice (approximately December 21st) and does not rise on the day of the winter solstice (approximately June 21st).

Antarctic Ocean

Science / Weather / Antarctic Ocean: Although not officially recognized as a separate ocean body, it is commonly applied to those portions of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian Oceans that reach the Antarctic continent on their southern e MORE

Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Science / Tides and Currents / Antarctic Circumpolar Current: The largest permanent current in the world, setting eastward around the Antarctic Continent south of Cape Horn, Cape of Good Hope, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Through Drake Passage, it transports appro MORE

Arctic Jet

Science / Weather / Arctic Jet: The jet stream that is situated high in the stratosphere in and around the Arctic or Antarctic Circles. It marks the boundary of polar and arctic air masses. MORE

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