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Antarctica

--the fifth largest of


the seven continents
General introduction
Geography
to Antarctica

• Location
• Climate
• People
Geography
Geography
1.Antarctica is
divided in
two.
A.
Western Antarctica

B.
Geography
Geography

2.The
2.The total
total surface
surface area
area isis about
about 14.2
14.2
million
million sq
sq km
km inin summer.
summer.

3.

3. Antarctica
Antarctica isis the
the icy
icy continent
continent at
at the
the
South
South Pole.
Pole.

4.The

4.The world's
world's largest
largest desert
desert isis on
on
Antarctica.
Antarctica.
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.
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!
Climate data
People

1. no native
population or
permanent
residents
People

2.about 4,000 seasonal visitors


to Antarctica