Global Commons - Antarctica

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    • Antarctica - Location
      • East Antarctic Ice Sheet
        • Largest of the two ice sheets on the planet. Holds enough ice to raise sea levels by 50m.
      • West Antarctic Ice Sheet
        • Covers west side of the Trans antarctic Mountains.
      • Antarctic Convergence
    • Coldest, driest and windiest continent (Ice Desert).
    • Fifth largest continent and covers 14,000,00 sq.km.
    • Coastline is fringed by ice sheets.
    • Southern most continent on Earth. It is almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle.
  • Northern most part of the continent. Located at the base of the southern hemisphere.
    • Antarctic Peninsula
      • Antarctica - Location
        • East Antarctic Ice Sheet
          • Largest of the two ice sheets on the planet. Holds enough ice to raise sea levels by 50m.
        • West Antarctic Ice Sheet
          • Covers west side of the Trans antarctic Mountains.
        • Antarctic Convergence
  • Curve continuously encircling Antarctica. Varying latitude seasonally - where warm water meets cold northern water.
    • Antarctic Divergence
      • Region 60* South of the Antarctic Polar Front. where high salinity North Atlantic Deep Water up well from 200m to just below the surface.

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