Polar Jet

Science / Weather / Polar Jet: Marked by a concentration of isotherms and strong vertical shear, this jet is the boundary between the polar air and the subtropical air. It often divides into two branches, the north and the south, and marks the high speed core of the prevailing westerlies. It is associated with the location and motion of the high and low pressure areas of the middle latitudes, and therefore, is variable in position, elevation, and wind speed. Its position tends to migrate south in the Northern Hemispheric winter and north in the summer, and its core winds increase during the winter and become less strong in the summer.

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Polar Noun Synonyms: Arctic, Antarctic, frigid, icy, glacial, freezing, frozen, numbing, Siberian, hibernal, hyperborean, brumal, wintry
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Polarity

Science / Astrology / Polarity: The contrasting and complementary qualities shown by signs opposite each other in the zodiac. MORE

Polar-Orbiting Satellite

Science / Weather / Polar-Orbiting Satellite: A satellite whose orbit passes over both of the earth's between poles. MORE

Polarity Epoch

Science / Geology / Polarity Epoch: An interval of time between reversals of Earth's magnetic field. MORE

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