Radok, Uwe Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado, Boulder, Colorado.
Last reviewed:December 2019
- Energy budgets and temperatures
- Pressure and wind
- Physiological aspects of polar climate
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The science of weather and climate in the high latitudes of the Earth. In the polar regions the Sun never rises far above the horizon and remains below it continuously for part of the year, so that snow and ice can persist for long periods even at low elevations. The meteorological processes that result have distinctive local and large-scale characteristics in both polar regions.
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