Antarctica

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What four extreme words are used to describe Antarctica?
Coldest, driest, highest, and windiest place on Earth.
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What is this harsh environment covered in?
Snow and ice.
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Long and short what?
Long winters and short summers.
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What happens for most of the year?
Snow storms and cold winds.
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What things find it difficult to like in Antarctica? Why?
Plants, animals and people because of the difficult terrain.
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What happens to the sun in the winter?
It never rises.
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What happens to the sun in the summer?
It never sets.
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What is the sunshine like?
Very weak.
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What is the temperature like all year round?
Very cold.
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What is the coldest ever recorded temperature?
-89 degrees C.
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What is the temperature (even in summer)?
Rarely above freezing.
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What is the summer average?
-30 degrees C.
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What is the winter average?
-60 degrees C.
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How much snow falls per year?
50 - 200 mm per year.
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What is the speed of the wind?
320 km per hour.
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What is this harsh environment covered in?

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Snow and ice.

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Long and short what?

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What happens for most of the year?

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What things find it difficult to like in Antarctica? Why?

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