the point exactly opposite in direction to the ; the point away from which the solar system is moving and toward which the stars appear to be converging, located in the constellation Columba.
of, at, or near the South Pole. the Antarctic, the Antarctic Ocean and Antarctica. Contemporary Examples As forbidding as this terrain is, there is another force at work on the ocean surface – the antarctic Circumpolar Current. MH370 Debris Is Lost Forever, Can the Plane Be Found Without It? Clive Irving September 6, 2014 During […]
- Palmer archipelago
a group of islands in the South Atlantic Ocean, off the NW coast of the Antarctic Peninsula. Historical Examples And this discovery led to that of the Palmer Archipelago to the south of them. The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2 Roald Amundsen noun a group of islands between South America and Antarctica: part of […]
- Antarctic circle
an imaginary line drawn parallel to the equator, at 23° 28prime; N of the South Pole: between the South Frigid Zone and the South Temperate Zone. Historical Examples Weddell now made for the south, crossed the Antarctic Circle in W. long. Celebrated Travels and Travellers Jules Verne I know no more about the geography of […]
- Antarctic circumpolar current
an ocean current flowing from west to east around Antarctica.