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Polar climate

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Regions with a polar climate are characterized by a lack of warm summers. Every month in a polar climate has an average temperature of less than 10 C. Regions with polar climate cover over 20% of the Earth. The sun shines 24 hours in the summer, and barely ever shines at all in the winter (see midnight sun and polar night). Polar climate results in treeless tundra, glaciers, or a permanent or semi-permanent layer of ice. (Wikipedia)

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This term is used for the following terms: 
Antarctic climate
Arctic climate

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