Antarctica Information 2009

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Antarctica Information 2009

  1. 1. Antarctica --the fifth largest of the seven continents
  2. 2. General introduction to Antarctica • Geography • Location • Climate • People
  3. 3. Geography
  4. 4. 1. Antarctica is divided in two. A. Western Antarctica B.Eastern Antarctica. Geography
  5. 5. Geography 3. Antarctica is the icy continent at the South Pole. 4.The world's largest desert is on Antarctica. 2.The total surface area is about 14.2 million sq km in summer. Geography 2.The total surface area is about 14.2 million sq km in summer. 3. Antarctica is the icy continent at the South Pole. 4.The world's largest desert is on Antarctica.
  6. 6. Location Antarctica hasn‘t always been located at the South Pole. It has drifted, like the other continents, and has ranged from the equator to the South Pole. During the time of the dinosaurs, Antarctica was more temperate and housed dinosaurs and many other life forms. Now, there is very little indigenous( 本地的 ) life.
  7. 7. Climate • The South Pole is the coldest, windiest, and driest place on Earth. The coldest temperature ever recorded on Earth was at the South Pole; it reached -88.0°C!
  8. 8. Climate data
  9. 9. People 1. no native population or permanent residents
  10. 10. 2.about 4,000 seasonal visitors to Antarctica People

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