Antarctica is the fifth largest continent on planet Earth, and its inhabitants account for less than one percent of the world's population. Most of the ice on our planet is found in Antarctica, covering this land mass around the South Pole to an average depth of more than one mile. Only the mountains south of the Pacific Ocean are not fully covered with ice.
Authored by seh. Last updated 2014-10-26 13:04:06.
Antarctica currently hosts an ever-rotating group of scientists who study the unique and pristine environment there.However, Antarctica has no permanent residents and no native population.
Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research.
Science Daily. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 11:35:00 EDT.
One year ago, a massive iceberg the size of Delaware broke off from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, triggering concerns about how the event could impact shipping routes and sea levels.
Christopher Carbone. Fox News. Tue, 24 Jul 2018 17:20:00 GMT.