polar front

noun

Definition of polar front

: the boundary between the cold air of a polar region and the warmer air of lower latitudes

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Recent Examples on the Web And those anomalous years offer a preview of how the Southern Ocean is expected to warm in the coming decades, steadily shifting the polar front farther south. Eli Kintisch, Science | AAAS, "Why did nearly a million king penguins vanish without a trace?," 19 Mar. 2020 The polar front doesn’t stay in the same place every year. Eli Kintisch, Science | AAAS, "Why did nearly a million king penguins vanish without a trace?," 19 Mar. 2020 Adult penguins take turns to forage for food, traveling hundreds of miles to reach the Antarctic polar front—a nutrient-rich stretch of ocean where cold deep water meets warmer patches. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "As Seas Warm, King Penguins’ Food Is Moving Farther Away. That’s a Problem," 1 Mar. 2018 In addition to a reliable source of food like the Antarctic polar front, king penguins also need tolerable temperatures, islands with smooth beaches (not rocky ones) and relatively little ice, Hignett writes. Julissa Treviño, Smithsonian, "As Seas Warm, King Penguins’ Food Is Moving Farther Away. That’s a Problem," 1 Mar. 2018

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Polar front.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polar%20front. Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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