Antarctica

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  • Antarctica
    • Driest, windiest and coldest continent.
    • 99% ice cover - average thickness 2450m
    • Lowest recorded temperature on Earth (-89oC)
    • Average annual temperature is -55oC
    • no permanent residents.
      • 1000 winter scientists
    • Many countries have stations there researching climate, wildlife and mineral potential.
    • Covers an area of 14 million km3 which is almost as big as europe

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