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POLE. A measure of length, equal to five yards and a half. Vide Measure.

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The horizontal WAF of PWs 1 and 2 generally shows a poleward propagation in the high latitudes near the tropopause (Figures 7(a1)-7(a5)), which is the main channel for PWs entering the stratosphere (Figures 5(a1)-5(a5)).
Under current global warming, land animals and plants are migrating polewards at a rate of about 6 kilometers a decade -- but sea creatures may have to move several times faster to keep in touch with the water temperature and conditions that best suit them.