High latitude


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(Geog.) one designated by the higher figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
- F. Harrison.
that part of the earth's surface near either pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the antarctic circle.

See also: High, Latitude

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221), in the same high latitude as here, namely, in both cases, in 47 degs.
The imprisonment of Wolf Larsen had happened most opportunely, for what must have been the Indian summer of this high latitude was gone and drizzling stormy weather had set in.
Down south, running before the gales of high latitudes, she made our life a burden to us.
Instead of making casual voyages, in transient ships, they established regular trading houses in the high latitudes, along the northwest coast of America, and upon the chain of the Aleutian Islands between Kamtschatka and the promontory of Alaska.
About eleven in the morning, being on the surface of the ocean, the Nautilus fell in with a troop of whales--an encounter which did not astonish me, knowing that these creatures, hunted to death, had taken refuge in high latitudes.
It came at last with a mother-of-pearl sheen at the zenith, such as I had never seen before in the tropics, unglowing, almost gray, with a strange reminder of high latitudes.
Situated in Zhushan Township in central Taiwan's Nantou County, the Shanlinxi Forest Recreation Area is the scene of an explosion of bright hues of yellow, orange, and red leaves in late fall and early winter, reminiscent of high latitude countries such as Canada and South Korea.
Editor's Note: "If you're living at a high latitude or in a place with a lot of heavy cloud cover, you can't make vitamin D most of the year, which results in a higher-than-normal risk of getting pancreatic cancer," Dr.
The high latitude experiment was led by Lockheed Martin, the prime contractor to the US government for the MUOS satellite system.
polar icebreaking capabilities and fulfill the Coast Guard's high latitude mission needs, as identified in the Coast Guard's July 2010 High Latitude Study.
Of the species listed, 109 were observed moving outside their normal distributions from 2003 to 2007, showing a trend of moving to high latitude and high elevation regions, evidence of ecological response to climate change, the researchers said.
It is also the world's most northern 7,000m mountain, notable because peaks of high latitude have a shorter climbing season, generally more severe weather and thinner air.