American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Located or found in one of the Polar Regions.
- adj. Astronomy Denoting a star that from a given observer's latitude does not go below the horizon.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Surrounding one of the poles of the earth or of the heavens: as, a circumpolar sea; circumpolar stars.
- adj. Located or found throughout a polar region.
- adj. astronomy Of a celestial body, continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. About the pole; -- applied to stars that revolve around the pole without setting.
- adj. (of a celestial body) continually visible above the horizon during the entire 360 degrees of daily travel
- adj. located or found throughout a polar region
“David Malone, the president of IDRC, talks about a proposed project to create a “university of the north”, connecting people in circumpolar regions.”
“For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the green belt of dry high-altitude polar winds - the so-called circumpolar vortex - that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.”
“For one thing there has been a noticeable expansion of the great belt of dry, high-altitude polar winds - the so-called circumpolar vortex-that sweep from west to east around the top and bottom of the world.”
“The subsurface current of warm water near the frozen continent, known as the circumpolar deep water, branches near the coast, and one branch hits Pine Island - which is probably why the ice there is thinning and speeding up.”
“It left the body at death to join the circumpolar stars.”
“You mean those NASA folk, and those people over at NMF, and at NOAA, and at ETA, and those circumpolar indigenous people, and those south pacific islanders, and those folks moving vessels throught the NW Passage?”
“If so, the U.S. must manage the process so it is environmentally sustainable, coordinated with circumpolar neighbors, and done with the support of local populations.”
“So one guy makes a mistake and you think that makes the scientific community as represented by NOAA, NASA, NMF, ESA, and so one all incorrect as well as the Pope, the UN, Indigenous peoples of the circumpolar regions, Island residents, and so on?”
“First, what we want: permanent protection of the coastal plain of the Arctic Refuge, the most biologically diverse area in the entire circumpolar North that also supports two indigenous communities, Gwich'in and Inupiat.”
“Third, northern Fennoscandia possesses well developed infrastructure and transport and an electronic communication network superior to that in any other region of the circumpolar Arctic at similar latitude.”
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