subpolar

adjective
sub·​po·​lar | \ ˌsəb-ˈpō-lər How to pronounce subpolar (audio) \

Definition of subpolar

Examples of subpolar in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Glaciers, subpolar icefields, ice caves, river systems, and forests offer sights and sounds that can impress even the most cynical. J.d. Simkins, Sunset Magazine, 11 Apr. 2022 An expedition in the Victoria Strait in the subpolar Canadian territory of Nunavut has led to the discovery of one of the two ships lost in the Franklin Expedition in 1848. Reid Singer, Outside Online, 9 Sep. 2014 And according to one study, the subpolar North Atlantic recently became less salty than at any time in the past 120 years. New York Times, 2 Mar. 2021 Recent decades of warming weather have exposed hidden archaeology in many mountain and subpolar regions, from Europe’s Alps and Greenland to South America’s Andes. Tom Metcalfe, Scientific American, 16 Apr. 2020 Since the middle of the 20th century, the speed at which the ocean moves water in the AMOC has dropped 15 percent, the study found, using cold subpolar water temperatures as an indirect measurement. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2018 Since the middle of the 20th century, the speed at which the ocean moves water in the AMOC has dropped 15 percent, the study found, using cold subpolar water temperatures as an indirect measurement. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2018 Since the middle of the 20th century, the speed at which the ocean moves water in the AMOC has dropped 15 percent, the study found, using cold subpolar water temperatures as an indirect measurement. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2018 Since the middle of the 20th century, the speed at which the ocean moves water in the AMOC has dropped 15 percent, the study found, using cold subpolar water temperatures as an indirect measurement. NBC News, 15 Apr. 2018 See More

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First Known Use of subpolar

1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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Last Updated

25 Apr 2022

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“Subpolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subpolar. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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