subpolar

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

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Recent Examples on the Web 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, "Melting Ice Reveals a “Lost” Viking-Era Pass in Norway’s Mountains," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 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, "Harsher winters and rising seas: Study finds slowing ocean could mean climate extremes," 15 Apr. 2018

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1685, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Subpolar.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subpolar. Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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