Antarctic

Antarctic, Polar region around Earth's South Pole.

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The Antarctic ( or , US English also or ; commonly ) is a polar region around Earth's South Pole, opposite the Arctic region around the North Pole. The Antarctic comprises the continent of Antarctica, the Kerguelen Plateau and other island territories located on the Antarctic Plate or south of the Antarctic Convergence. The Antarctic region includes the ice shelves, waters, and all the island territories in the Southern Ocean situated south of the Antarctic Convergence, a zone approximately 32 to 48 km (20 to 30 mi) wide varying in latitude seasonally. The region covers some 20 percent of the Southern Hemisphere, of which 5.5 percent (14 million km2) is the surface area of the Antarctic continent itself. All of the land and ice shelves south of 60°S latitude are administered under the Antarctic Treaty System.

Antarctic Treaty System
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Antarctic Treaty System ... The Antarctic Treaty and related agreements, collectively known as the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS), regulate international relations with respect to...

Antarctica
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Antarctica ... South Pole and is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the...

Southern Ocean
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Southern Ocean ... The Southern Ocean, also known as the Antarctic Ocean or the Austral Ocean, comprises the southernmost waters of the World Ocean, generally taken to be...

Territorial claims in Antarctica
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Territorial claims in Antarctica ... Norway and the United Kingdom. These countries have tended to place their Antarctic scientific observation and study facilities within their respective claimed...

Antarctic Plateau
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Antarctic Plateau ... The Antarctic Plateau, Polar Plateau or King Haakon VII Plateau, is a large area of East Antarctica which extends over a diameter of about 1,000 kilometres...

List of Antarctic and subantarctic islands
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List of Antarctic and subantarctic islands ... list of Antarctic and Subantarctic islands. Antarctic islands are, in the strict sense, the islands around Antarctica, situated on the Antarctic Plate,...

Research stations in Antarctica
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Research stations in Antarctica ... drifting ice stations set up in the Arctic, the Research stations of the Antarctic are constructed either on rock or on ice that is (for practical purposes)...

Antarctic Convergence
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Antarctic Convergence ... The Antarctic Convergence or Antarctic Polar Front is a curve continuously encircling Antarctica, varying in latitude seasonally, where cold, northward-flowing...

Antarctic Circle
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Antarctic Circle ... The Antarctic Circle is the most southerly of the five major circles of latitude that mark maps of the Earth. The region south of this circle is known...

Antarctic krill
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Antarctic krill ... Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) is a species of krill found in the Antarctic waters of the Southern Ocean. It is the dominant animal species of Earth...

Richard E. Byrd
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French Southern and Antarctic Lands
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Antarctic Peninsula
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Antarctic toothfish
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Antarctic Plate
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British Antarctic Territory
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History of Antarctica
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Antarctic fishes
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Robert Falcon Scott
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