The South Pole

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The South Pole

  1. 1. THE SOUTH POLE
  2. 2. This is a monumental picture of the south pole.  As you can see, different countries around the world have visited the South Pole.  Presidents from all over the country have been photographed at this site.
  3. 3. Exact Location -Located in the middle of Antarctica. Latitude/Longitude= 90 degrees S./0.00E Environmental Conditions -Known as the coldest and windiest spot on the planet. -Winter temperatures generally range from -40degrees to - 94 degrees Fahrenheit. -Winds usually measure up to 200mph -Constant blizzards
  4. 4. Maximum Human Cope Time <ul><li>-W/out proper clothing, for example, with a temperature of -32 degrees, a human could die of hypothermia in 20 minutes or less. </li></ul><ul><li>-W/out oxygen, humans can experience altitude sickness, which involves complications of breathing which can further result in nausea and unconsciousness. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Nervous System <ul><li>(affects of hypothermia) The brain looses it’s ability think properly </li></ul><ul><li>In a state of constant “confusion” </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness and loss of coordination. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Muscular System <ul><li>(Affects of Hypothermia) Experience uncontrollable shivering due to the nervous system. </li></ul><ul><li>Weakness and loss of coordination. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Cardiovascular System <ul><li>(Affects of Hypothermia) One may experience slowed breathing due to the Respiratory System, which enables a slowed heart rate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Proper Clothing <ul><li>Pair knee high, winter boots suitable for walking in snow (rated to -75°F / -60°C). (to keep out water and frigid air) </li></ul><ul><li>-Goggles (protects eyes from the high blowing winds) </li></ul><ul><li>-Long, Thick coated pants </li></ul><ul><li>Parka </li></ul><ul><li>Windproof Pants </li></ul>
  9. 9. Equipment <ul><li>Sleeping Bag (rated to -13°F / -25°C) either down or synthetic. </li></ul><ul><li>Day pack to use as carry-on bag for Antarctic flights and for day trips. </li></ul><ul><li>Climbing boots suitable for a crampon, or cross country ski boots. </li></ul><ul><li>Rope </li></ul><ul><li>Chisel (To dig into thick ice) </li></ul>

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