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World Tour Antarctica

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Antarctica
coldest, driest, windiest continent
Less than 1%
percentage of surface of Antarctica ice free
More than 2 miles
depth of thickest part of ice cap of Antarctica
-112 F. to -128 F.
how cold can it get on a winter night in Antarctica
von Bellingshausen
discoverer on Antarctica - a Russian - 1820
Whaling ships
sailed the water around Antarctica in 1800's
Scott
commanded British expedition that was second to South Pole - all starved to death
Amundsen
commanded expedition from Norway - first to walk to South Pole
Shackleton
ship was trapped in ice - expedition stuck in Antarctica for 2 years - walked and sailed for help - lost zero men
Little America
Byrd's American base in Antarctica
Byrd
first to fly over the South Pole
Byrd
lived alone one winter on the continent of Antarctica
United States
has base at South Pole
hole
condition of Ozone Layer over South Pole
Ozone Layer
part of atmosphere protects Earth's surface from solar radiation
Krill
billions of small shrimp in waters around Antarctica - base of food chain for Antarctic animals
research
only legal use for Antarctica according to Antarctic Treaty signed by 43 countries