circumpolar


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(of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel

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located or found throughout a polar region

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The next most recognisable circumpolar constellation is Cassiopeia.
Her brochure circulated at the May meeting highlighted putting "Northerners first" with the incoming chair's theme being, "Development for the people of the North" and a focus on safe shipping, responsible Arctic resource development, and sustainable circumpolar communities.
The dominant southern current is the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.
The comet continued to be visible throughout April as a circumpolar object moving from the evening to the morning sky, and will be available through much of the rest of the year in larger telescopes as it tracks through Ursa Minor, Bootes and Corona Borealis.
The remains of an umiak discovered among a recent acquisition at the University of Alaska Museum of the North have been dated at 1,000 years old, the oldest skin boat assembly in the Circumpolar North.
Although the possibility of armed conflict over Arctic resources has been somewhat discounted, a fair amount of saber rattling in recent years among the "Arctic Eight"--the United States, Russia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden--has given rise to the notion that circumpolar security actors may be priming for a "new kind of Cold War" in the North.
The authors fail to situate Moravian-Greenlandic interaction within the literature of other circumpolar missionary efforts.
Simon's distinguished career has been devoted to advancing sustainable and equitable development in the circumpolar region.
He ended up writing a book about the rosy future of the circumpolar world.
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.
Circumpolar winds keep cold air trapped above the continent, and sunlight-sparked reactions involving ice clouds and humanmade chemicals begin eating away at the ozone.
LiveScience explains that the Gulf Stream sends warmer waters towards the North Pole while the Antarctic Circumpolar Current blocks some of the warm waters from reaching the South Pole, hence the temperature discrepancy.
It breeds in the high arctic and has a circumpolar distribution through Greenland, northernmost North America, and Eurasia.
Gradually, over the last 50 years, there emerged several leading circumpolar universities, each with a special Arctic niche.
The Sub Arctic, the area most accessible to human development, hosts 3 percent fewer species, according to the report commissioned by the Circumpolar Biodiversity Monitoring Program, a scientific network organized by the eight Arctic countries.