Term: Antarctic zone Class:  
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Created 6 June 2017
Last modified 6 June 2017
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Definition: 1.The region between the Antarctic Polar Front and the Continental Water Boundary. 2.Geographically, the region between the Antarctic Circle (66 deg 32 min S) and the South Pole. Climatically, the limit of the zone may be set at about 60S, poleward of which the prevailing westerly winds give place to easterly or variable winds. Over most of this region the average temperature does not rise above 0C (32F) even in summer.  AMSglossary