polynya

polynya
polynya [pä lin′yə, päl′in yä΄]
n.
[Russ polyn'ya < polyi, hollow < OSlav * pol-no-, level area < IE base * plā-, broad, flat > PLANE3, FLOOR]
a usually oblong area of open water surrounded by sea ice

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  • Polynya — A polynya (common US spelling) or polynia (common UK spelling) (pron en|pəˈlɪnjə) is an area of open water surrounded by sea ice. It is now used as geographical term for areas of sea in Arctic or Antarctic regions which remain unfrozen for much… …   Wikipedia

  • Polynya — Als Polynja (auch: Polynya, Polynia) bezeichnet man eine große Öffnung im arktischen oder antarktischen Meereis, die eine Fläche von mehreren Tausend Quadratkilometern erreichen kann. Der Begriff leitet sich vom Wort полынья [pɐɫɨˈɲja] ab, das in …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • polynya — /peuh lin yeuh/, n. an area of unfrozen sea water surrounded by ice. [1850 55; < Russ polyn yá, ORuss polynii equiv. to pol(u) empty, open + ynii n. suffix] * * * ▪ oceanography also spelled  polynia        a semipermanent area of open water in… …   Universalium

  • polynya — properša statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Atviras neužšalusio vandens plotas ištisinėje ledo dangoje. Paprastai susidaro upių sraujymėse. Per properšas į po ledu tekantį vandenį patenka deguonis, būtinas vandenyje esantiems… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • polynya — properša statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Atviras vandens plotas ledo dangoje, susidaręs dėl ledo pasistūmėjimo, kurį dažniausiai sukelia vėjas, potvynių ir atoslūgių srovės. atitikmenys: angl. air hole; air hole in the ice… …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • Polynya (disambiguation) — A polynya is a non linear area of open water surrounded by sea ice. Polynya may also refer to: * Polynia (ship), a ship crushed in sea ice in 1891 and commemorated in the song Old Polina * Kane’s Polynia, an open sea rumored to exist around the… …   Wikipedia

  • polynya — noun (plural polynyas; also polynyi) Etymology: Russian polyn ya Date: 1853 an area of open water in sea ice …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • polynya — open water surrounded by ice in the Arctic, formed by wind displacement or warm upwelling (Russian) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • polynya — noun An area of open water surrounded by sea ice …   Wiktionary

  • polynya — [pə(ʊ) lɪnjə] noun a stretch of open water surrounded by ice. Origin C19: from Russ., from the base of pole field …   English new terms dictionary

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