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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[frontal zone]] between the subtropical and subpolar [[gyres]] of the Northern  Hemisphere.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In the Atlantic Ocean it is established by the meeting of the warm and saline [[Gulf Stream]] and the  cold and fresh [[Labrador Current]] and extends as a [[temperature]] and [[salinity]] front, sometimes also  known as the [[cold wall]], from south of Newfoundland and the Grand Banks northeastward to the  central North Atlantic. In the Pacific Ocean it consists of two parts, separated by the Japanese islands.  The larger fresh is formed by the [[confluence]] of the warm and saline [[Kuroshio]] and the cold and fresh  Oyashio and seen as a temperature and salinity front extending eastward from Japan near 35&deg;N. The  smaller fresh extends across the Sea of Japan in the west, where it separates the warm and saline  [[Tsushima Current]] from the cold and fresh [[Mid-Japan Sea Cold Current]].</div><br/> </div>
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<div class="definition"><div class="short_definition">The [[frontal zone]] between the subtropical and subpolar [[gyres]] of the Northern  Hemisphere.</div><br/> <div class="paragraph">In the Atlantic Ocean it is established by the meeting of the warm and saline [[Gulf Stream]] and the  cold and fresh [[Labrador Current]] and extends as a [[temperature]] and [[salinity]] front, sometimes also  known as the [[cold wall]], from south of Newfoundland and the Grand Banks northeastward to the  central North Atlantic. In the Pacific Ocean it consists of two parts, separated by the Japanese islands.  The larger fresh is formed by the [[confluence]] of the warm and saline [[Kuroshio]] and the cold and fresh  Oyashio and seen as a temperature and salinity front extending eastward from Japan near 35&#x000b0;N. The  smaller fresh extends across the Sea of Japan in the west, where it separates the warm and saline  [[Tsushima Current]] from the cold and fresh [[Mid-Japan Sea Cold Current]].</div><br/> </div>
 
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Arctic Polar Front

The frontal zone between the subtropical and subpolar gyres of the Northern Hemisphere.

In the Atlantic Ocean it is established by the meeting of the warm and saline Gulf Stream and the cold and fresh Labrador Current and extends as a temperature and salinity front, sometimes also known as the cold wall, from south of Newfoundland and the Grand Banks northeastward to the central North Atlantic. In the Pacific Ocean it consists of two parts, separated by the Japanese islands. The larger fresh is formed by the confluence of the warm and saline Kuroshio and the cold and fresh Oyashio and seen as a temperature and salinity front extending eastward from Japan near 35°N. The smaller fresh extends across the Sea of Japan in the west, where it separates the warm and saline Tsushima Current from the cold and fresh Mid-Japan Sea Cold Current.