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polar circle

n.
1. The Arctic Circle.
2. The Antarctic Circle.

polar circle

n
(Physical Geography) a term for either the Arctic Circle, Antarctic Circle

po′lar cir′cle


n.
either the Arctic or the Antarctic Circle.
[1545–55]

polar circle

The Arctic Circle or the Antarctic Circle.
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Noun1.polar circle - a line of latitude at the north or south poles
line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel, latitude - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
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polar circle

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References in classic literature ?
Hence we may suppose that the organisms now living under the climate of latitude 60 deg, during the Pliocene period lived further north under the Polar Circle, in latitude 66 deg-67 deg; and that the strictly arctic productions then lived on the broken land still nearer to the pole.
During the slowly decreasing warmth of the Pliocene period, as soon as the species in common, which inhabited the New and Old Worlds, migrated south of the Polar Circle, they must have been completely cut off from each other.
As on the land, so in the waters of the sea, a slow southern migration of a marine fauna, which during the Pliocene or even a somewhat earlier period, was nearly uniform along the continuous shores of the Polar Circle, will account, on the theory of modification, for many closely allied forms now living in areas completely sundered.
He showed me also, in one of his books, the figures of the sun, moon, and stars, the zodiac, the tropics, and polar circles, together with the denominations of many plains and solids.
Thule Air Force Base, far above the polar circle, was the first line of defence during the Cold War.
The Polar Division is located above the Polar Circle on the Taimyr Peninsula (Krasnoyarsky Region).
Others come from remote Siberian towns north of the arctic polar circle. They have almost nothing in common, but the 49 girls and 30 boys that make up the SMTB 2019 share one thing: a great interest in science.
To keep up with the expansion, over the past year, members of our staff have traveled to the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Amazon, Australia, Alaska, the Columbia River, Baja California, Galapagos, Panama, Patagonia, the Polar Circle, Antarctica, the Arctic and Indonesia to scout out new expedition cruises and ships.
"We are fulfilling our duties," he said.The second document is a 10-page statement by Timo Soini, chairman of the meeting, in which he notes that the majority of its participants regard climate change as a fundamental challenge for the Arctic and recognize the urgent need for mitigation and adaptation action.The ministerial meeting in the city of Rovaniemi (close to the Polar Circle) ends the two-year presidency of Finland.As President, Finland insisted on enhancing meteorological cooperation and emphasized topics such as education, working together and protecting the environment, including the limitation of soot emissions.
These components are currently being winter-tested together under real-world conditions at the polar circle for the first time.
The cockpit separated from the rest of the heavy bomber in impact in a hard landing in Murmansk region above the polar circle.