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Cold places on the Southern Continent

Antarctica is the coldest, driest and windiest continent on Earth. This graph shows the annual temperatures and seasonal variation at three locations in Antarctica - the research bases Bernardo O'Higgins (Chile - on the Antarctic Peninsula), Scott Base (New Zealand - Ross Island) and one of the coldest places on the planet - the Vostok station (Russia - at the center of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet). The surface temperatures are long term averages over all available data.

Year: 2008

From collection: International Polar Year (IPY) educational posters

Cartographer: Hugo Ahlenius, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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