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High latitude

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • High latitude (Geog) one designated by the higher figures; consequently, a latitude remote from the equator.
    • High latitude that part of the earth's surface near either pole, esp. that part within either the arctic or the antarctic circle.
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Usage

In literature:

N. Still the summer temperature is high even at Durban, in latitude 30 deg.
"Impressions of South Africa" by James Bryce
But then you Americans, practical as you are, are fond of soaring in high latitudes.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 17, No. 104, June, 1866" by Various
It breeds only in very high latitudes, and the nest, placed in fir-trees, is formed chiefly of lichens.
"Contributions to the Theory of Natural Selection" by Alfred Russel Wallace
I asked what he wanted a horse for in these high latitudes.
"The Land of the Long Night" by Paul du Chaillu
The weather grew cooler still, for winter begins to be felt in July in these high latitudes.
"The English at the North Pole" by Jules Verne
In those high southern latitudes the weather is very variable, and we knew that a change might come and deprive us of our prey.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
They are made of the close-grained oak that grows in a high northern latitude, and well seasoned.
"The Prairie Traveler" by Randolph Marcy
Not too high a latitude, apparently, and probably late summer by the looks of the vegetation.
"Cat and Mouse" by Ralph Williams
In those early days of spring, and in those high latitudes, it was often bitterly cold.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
The cod is a cold-water fish, and the fishing-grounds are confined to rather high latitudes.
"Commercial Geography" by Jacques W. Redway
In high latitudes the temperature is sometimes so low as 100 degrees below zero.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron
In high latitudes it is of the utmost value to man.
"Domesticated Animals" by Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
A beautiful natural phenomenon incidental to high latitudes.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In high latitudes they are never seen.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
In very high latitudes and near the North pole, the Mercator chart is worthless.
"Lectures in Navigation" by Ernest Gallaudet Draper
The glass is high; and in these northern latitudes, during the summer months, there is little change of weather.
"A Yacht Voyage to Norway, Denmark, and Sweden" by W. A. Ross
Still the weather grew colder, and in these high latitudes even July felt the influence of the approaching winter.
"The Voyages and Adventures of Captain Hatteras" by Jules Verne
It grows in high latitudes, where scurvy is most obnoxious.
"The Leper in England: with some account of English lazar-houses" by Robert Charles Hope
Here, where the sun descended slantwise, were the high latitudes, the coldest spaces upon all the whole planet.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
None of the oldest remains of man have been found in the high northern latitudes of Europe or America.
"History of Human Society" by Frank W. Blackmar
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In news:

Traditionally, only skywatchers in high-latitude locations can see aurora borealis, but during strong solar weather events, they can be visible to observers at lower latitudes.
Northern Michigan's Northern Latitudes Distillery Offers High Spirits .
The author estimates its magnitude at 6.9, and from mid-northern latitudes M81 sits high in the north during evening hours this time of year.
They tend to blow from the high pressure area in the horse latitudes towards the poles.
Northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis or aurora polaris, generally occur in high latitudes.
A powerful flare erupted from the sun Thursday, Jan 19, unleashing a plasma wave that may supercharge the northern lights for skywatchers in high latitudes this weekend.
However, the difference is subtle unless you live at a fairly high latitude (at least 45º from the equator).
As the evening sky darkens during November, Mars will appear 10 degrees high in the southwest an hour after sunset for viewers around 40 degrees north latitude.
For me, the ideal climate is found where latitude and altitude are balanced in one particular way: High altitudes at low latitudes yield mild days both in summer and in winter — for example, mile-high mountain regions of southern Arizona.
Northern lights, also known as the aurora borealis or aurora polaris, generally occur in high latitudes.
Warming temperatures are causing permanently frozen ground to thaw in high latitudes, says CU-Boulder's Kevin Schaefer, lead study author.
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In science:

However, Durney (1997) and K¨uker, R¨udiger, and Schultz (2001) working with a solar like rotation profile, also finds the maximum toroidal field at high latitudes near the pole.
Characteristics Of A Magnetic Buoyancy Driven Solar Dynamo Model
In a different program we had chosen a sample of A-G stars with high galactic latitude and detected IR flux in search of post-AGB stars.
A revised calibration of the Mv-W(OI 7774) relationship using Hipparcos data: Its application to Cepheids and evolved stars
An example of such a simulated map for a typical high latitude region at 12 µm (where the amplitude of the stripes are of the same order than the signal) is shown on Fig. 2, together with the result of the destriping algorithm.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
Fig. 2.— Simulated high latitude cirrus region with noise and stripes.
IRIS: A new generation of IRAS maps
They also argued that many type E OH/IR stars which are located at high galactic latitude will never evolve into type A OH/IR stars .
On the difference between type E and A OH/IR stars
For a typical high latitude sky less than 2% of the area is masked by stars.
The Dipole Anisotropy of the 2 Micron All-Sky Redshift Survey
Combining these results from another recent Parkes multibeam survey at high Galactic latitudes, we have a sample of 1008 normal pulsars which we use to carry out a determination of their Galactic distribution and birth rate.
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
Using a sample of 1008 normal pulsars from this survey and the Parkes high latitude survey we have carried out Monte Carlo simulations to investigate various aspects of the Galactic population.
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
The completed pulsar surveys are the Parkes multibeam survey (this paper, PMB), the Swinburne intermediate latitude survey (Edwards et al. 2001, SIL), the Parkes high latitude survey (Burgay et al. 2006, PH), the Swinburne high latitude survey (Jacoby 2005, SHL).
The Parkes multibeam pulsar survey: VI. Discovery and timing of 142 pulsars and a Galactic population analysis
During this period, Ulysses sampled a continuous, undisturbed, high speed stream above the latitude of 30◦N in the radial range of 1.5 ∼ 4.2 AU.
Angular momentum transport and proton-alpha differential streaming in the solar wind
Second, the low latitude fields are highly absorbed, making some RCBs undetectable in the blue band.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
Galactic latitude (|b| < 8◦, see Fig. 3), the concentration of dust is high, and the photometry of the new RCB stars is most likely affected by extinction.
R Coronae Borealis stars in the Galactic Bulge discovered by EROS-2
In practice there is a degeneracy between the zero level and the absolute foreground component amplitudes one can deduced from the data, unless one relies on a correlation analysis like Davies et al. (2006) who measured a mean spectral index of βs ≈ −3 between 408 MHz and 23 GHz at high Galactic latitude.
Separation of anomalous and synchrotron emissions using WMAP polarization data
Using RMs at high Galactic latitudes, Han et al. (2006) estimated that the amplitude of this component of the magnetic field is almost 10 times smaller than the horizontal components.
Separation of anomalous and synchrotron emissions using WMAP polarization data
On the other hand, we note that the average level of synchrotron emission at high latitude is about three times that of the anomalous emission, likely due to the large scale height of cosmic ray electrons.
Separation of anomalous and synchrotron emissions using WMAP polarization data
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