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Antartica by sofia molina

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Antartica by sofia molina

  1. 1. Antarctica! By Sofia Molina
  2. 2. Facts about antarctica 1.It is the coldest,windiest,highest continent on earth. 2.It is also the driest. 3. In fact as so little rain and snow falls in antarctica it is officially a desert!
  3. 3. ice ice and more ice (ice sheet) Antarctica is covered by a dome-like ice sheet made of compacted snow and ice.The ice sheet is more than 4000 meters thick.
  4. 4. Glaciers Slow moving rivers of ice called glaciers. 30m
  5. 5. Ice shelves Floating ice sheets attached to land are called ice shelves. The largest ice shelves in antarctica is the Ross ice shelf in the Ross sea. 1796 × 1168 - nsidc.org
  6. 6. Pancake ice The sea water buffets the ice. The ice breaks into pieces shaped like plates or pancakes.
  7. 7. Sea ice As winter approaches the surface of the southern oceans began to freeze forming thin sea ice.
  8. 8. Icebergs When the glaciers and the ice shelves reach of the sea chunks of ice brakes of becoming icebergs. 5076 × 3384 - commons.wikimedia.org
  9. 9. floes The pack ice breaks into large pieces of ice called floes. 3540 × 2660 - commons.wikimedia.org 277 × 277 - scientificamerican.com
  10. 10. Pack ice As the temperature continues to drop the whole surface of the ocean freezes. This pack of ice can be several meters thick. Most of it will melt in summer.
  11. 11. Here are some photos 1920 × 1080 - blog.goway.com
  12. 12. My conclusion I have learnt that there are many different types of ice,they have different shapes and sizes and they all happen at different times of the year.
  13. 13. blingee.com the end!!!
  14. 14. For girls only.

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