Definitions for subantarcticˌsʌb æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk
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sub•ant•arc•ticˌsʌb æntˈɑrk tɪk, -ˈɑr tɪk(adj.)
of, pertaining to, or resembling the region immediately N of the Antarctic Circle.
Category: Geography (terms)
Origin of subantarctic:
Pertaining to a region in the Southern Hemisphere immediately north of Antarctica and covering the many islands of the southern parts of the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, which are north of the Antarctic Convergence.
The Subantarctic is a region in the southern hemisphere, located immediately north of the Antarctic region. This translates roughly to a latitude of between 46° – 60° south of the Equator. The subantarctic region includes many islands in the southern parts of the Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean and Pacific Ocean, especially those situated north of the Antarctic Convergence. Subantarctic glaciers are, by definition, located on islands within the subantarctic region. All glaciers located on the continent of Antarctica are by definition considered to be Antarctic glaciers.
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