The polar vortex is the name given to the counterclockwise flow of air that occurs over the polar regions of a planet. On Earth, the vortex becomes less stable during winter, sending polar air away from the poles.
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Earth Science, Meteorology, Geography
Snow Drifts in Saskatchewan
There are polar vortexes in the Northern and Southern hemispheres. The northern polar vortex is believed to have two centers—one in northern Canada near Baffin Island, which is northeast of the snow drifts seen here in Saskatchewan, Canada.
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October 19, 2023
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