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Antarctic British & World English

Relating to the south polar region or Antarctica

Antarctic Ocean British & World English

The sea surrounding Antarctica, consisting of parts of the South Atlantic, the South Pacific, and the southern Indian Ocean

Antarctic Circle British & World English

The parallel of latitude 66° 33ʹ south of the equator. It marks the southernmost point at which the sun is visible on the southern winter solstice and the northernmost point at which the midnight sun can be seen on the southern summer solstice

Antarctic Convergence British & World English

The zone of the Antarctic Ocean where the cold, nutrient-laden Antarctic surface water sinks beneath the warmer waters to the north

Antarctic Peninsula British & World English

A mountainous peninsula of Antarctica between the Bellingshausen Sea and the Weddell Sea, extending northwards towards Cape Horn and the Falkland Islands

British Antarctic Territory British & World English

That part of Antarctica claimed by Britain. Designated in 1962 from territory that was formerly part of the Falkland Islands Dependencies, it includes some 388,500 sq. km (150,058 sq. miles) of the continent of Antarctica as well as the South Orkney Islands and South Shetland Islands in the South Atlantic

Australian Antarctic Territory British & World English

An area of Antarctica administered by Australia, lying between longitudes 142° east and 136° east

French Southern and Antarctic Territories British & World English

An overseas territory of France, comprising Adélie Land in Antarctica, and the Kerguelen and Crozet archipelagos and the islands of Amsterdam and St Paul in the southern Indian Ocean

subantarctic British & World English

Relating to the region immediately north of the Antarctic Circle

dragonfish British & World English

A deep-sea fish with a long slender body:

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