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Antarctic Peninsula

Antarctic Peninsula

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Uploaded 13 Sep 2010 by Peter Prokosch
Year: 2010
From collection: Antarctic biodiversity
Taken by: Peter Prokosch
Antarctica is the coldest and windiest place on Earth. It is also the driest, because it has receives about an <a href=http://www.anta.canterbury.ac.nz/resources/continent.html#weather>average of 50mm of precipitation</a> in the form of snow a year, which is about the same as what hot deserts receive in rain. There is, however, ice covering 98 percent of Antarctica, with only about two percent of the land mass ice-free. This ice contains 70 percent of the world's fresh water. All the ve ...
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