[ US /ˌæˈnɑɹtɪkə, ˌænˈtɑɹktɪkə/ ]
an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep
Antarctica is twice the size of Australia
How To Use Antarctica In A Sentence
- OK, those who insist on going to Antarctica or the Sahara for their hols may not see many plants, but everywhere else things are growing which will brighten up even the dullest of trips.
- Threatened plant species currently being protected or monitored include the endemic saltpan cresses (Lepidium kirkii and L. sisymbrioides matau), the upland shrub Hebe cupressoides, the endangered Hector's tree daisy (Olearia hectorii), native Peraxilla mistletoes, and the epiphytic forest shrub Tupeia antarctica. Cantebury-Otago tussock grasslands
- Research stations, begun in primative form began withships frozen inice, became serious in the years following the second world war, but would make the greatest stridesin the 1957-8 period ofthe Intenational Geophysical Year, which broughta wave of permanent research stationstoAntarctica. Aerial Exploration of the Antarctic
- He warmed to the idea of a trip to Antarctica
- ‘There are thousands of unclimbed mountains and I haven't been to Antarctica yet,’ he said.
- The BAS is a global leader in studying the Antarctic, and it has recently published the first comprehensive review of the state of Antarctica's climate and its relationship to the global climate system. Undefined
- Polar regions have experienced the most striking decreases in the ozone column; during each austral spring the ozone column over Antarctica is depleted by nearly 50%.
- The frozen continent of Antarctica is almost equally deadly, but at the other end of the temperature scale.
- A key adaptation that helped modern penguins to invade the cold waters of Antarctica within the last 16 million years is the so-called humeral arterial plexus, a network of blood vessels that limits heat loss through the wings. Msnbc.com: Top msnbc.com headlines
- It's just whirling round and round from Antarctica. Times, Sunday Times