Flag of Antarctica
Flag of Antarctica



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Information about Antarctica from the World Factbook. The continent is larger than China and India combined.


A Trillon-Ton Iceberg Just Broke Free From Antarctica, Newsela, July 21, 2017. That iceberg is the size of the state of Delaware.


About Antarctica from Australian Government Department of the Environment



Life at the South Pole from South Pole Neutrino Observatory

Discovering Antarctica from the British Antarctic Society

primary_sources.PNGThe Antarctic Treaty 7 countries have land claims: Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway and the United Kingdom

Antarctica/Europe Comparison by Hannes Grobe
Antarctica/Europe Comparison by Hannes Grobe


Geography of Antarctica


East and West: Geography of Antarctica from NASA


Antarcticafrom National Geography Society


Geographyfrom British Antarctic Society

An Antarctic Volcano that Just Doesn't Make Any Sense, Phys.org (April 7, 2015)


McMurdo Dry Valleys and Mars Exploration


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In Antarctica, Scientists Are Lured to a Frozen Desert, New York Times (May 30, 2017)
  • The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest ice-free region on the continent and one of the driest places on the planet
  • Rocks in the valley appeared 600 million years ago during the breakup of the supercontinent Gondwana
    • The Dry Valleys may be the closest earth equivalent to a Martian landscape

Dry Valleys from Dispatches from Polar Scientists


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Antarctic Exploration


Image to the left is an ad for the 1920 film The Bottom of the World about the Shackleton Expedition

Overview of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration from Exploratorium

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.33.19 AM.pngThe History of Antarctic Exploration, YouTube

Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.35.30 AM.pngErnest Henry Shackleton, from BBC History

Shackleton Expedition from American Museum of Natural History

An Antarctic Expedition Frozen in Time has rediscovered and restored photographs from Shackleton's Ross Sea Party

Screen Shot 2015-12-13 at 4.03.33 PM.pngFrank Hurley's Early Color Photographs of the Shackleton Endurance Voyage from State Library of New South Wales
Roald Amundsen and Dog Team
Roald Amundsen and Dog Team


Screen Shot 2016-01-04 at 11.35.30 AM.pngRoald Amundsen from PBS American Experience



Projected Changes are from 2003 to the 2080s
Projected Changes are from 2003 to the 2080s


Global Warming


Link to Special Topic Page on Climate Change

Antarctic Dispatches: Miles of Ice Collapsing into the Sea, New York Times (May 18, 2017)


Is Antarctica Melting? from NASA


Greenland is Melting Away from the New York Times, October 27, 2015

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Climate Hot Map: Global Warming Effects Around the World from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Our Planet Just Reached a Terrifying Milestone, Slate (February 2016). February 2016 was at the time the warmest month ever measured.

Teaching about Antarctica

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Who Owns Antarctica? from the Department of Environment, Australia