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The Biology of Polar Regions$
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D.N. Thomas, G.E. Fogg, P. Convey, C.H. Fritsen, J.-M. Gili, R. Gradinger, J. Laybourn-Parry, K. Reid, and D.W.H. Walton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199298112

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.001.0001

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Introduction to the polar regions

Introduction to the polar regions

Chapter:
(p.1) 1 Introduction to the polar regions
Source:
The Biology of Polar Regions
Author(s):

David N. Thomas

G.E. (Tony) Fogg

Peter Convey

Christian H. Fritsen

Josep-Maria Gili

Rolf Gradinger

Johanna Laybourn-Parry

Keith Reid

David W.H. Walton

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199298112.003.0001

This chapter begins with a brief description of the physical characteristics of polar regions, specifically in the Arctic and Antarctic. It then discusses the energy balances of the polar regions, climate, thermohaline circulation, El Niño Southern Oscillation, Arctic and North Atlantic Oscillations, and magnetic and electrical phenomena.

Keywords:   Arctic, Antarctic, energy balance, climate, thermohaline circulation, El Niño Southern Oscillation, North Atlantic Oscillation, Arctic Oscillation, magnetic and electrical phenomena

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