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World Tour 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
discoverer on Antarctica - a Russian - 1820
sailed the water around Antarctica in 1800's
commanded British expedition that was second to South Pole - all starved to death
commanded expedition from Norway - first to walk to South Pole
ship was trapped in ice - expedition stuck in Antarctica for 2 years - walked and sailed for help - lost zero men
Byrd's American base in Antarctica
first to fly over the South Pole
lived alone one winter on the continent of Antarctica
has base at South Pole
condition of Ozone Layer over South Pole
part of atmosphere protects Earth's surface from solar radiation
billions of small shrimp in waters around Antarctica - base of food chain for Antarctic animals
only legal use for Antarctica according to Antarctic Treaty signed by 43 countries