Antarctic continent


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Noun1.Antarctic continent - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic CircleAntarctic continent - an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep; "Antarctica is twice the size of Australia"
Antarctic, Antarctic Zone, South Frigid Zone - the region around the south pole: Antarctica and surrounding waters
Adelie Coast, Adelie Land, Terre Adelie - a costal region of Antarctica to the south of Australia; noted for its large colonies of penguins
Coats Land - a region of western Antarctica along the southeastern shore of the Weddell Sea
Enderby Land - a region of Antarctica between Queen Maud Land and Wilkes Land; claimed by Australia
Queen Maud Land - a region of Antarctica between Enderby Land and the Weddell Sea; claimed by Norway
South Pole - the southernmost point of the Earth's axis
Victoria Land - a mountainous area of Antarctica bounded by the Ross Sea and Wilkes Land
Wilkes Land - a coastal region of Antarctica on the Indian Ocean to the south of Australia; most of the territory is claimed by Australia
Admiralty Range - mountains in Antarctica to the north of Victoria Land
Antarctic Peninsula, Palmer Peninsula - a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific
Ross Sea - an arm of the southern Pacific Ocean in Antarctica
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Macquarie Island is about 1540 kilometres south of Tasmania, half way to the Antarctic Continent.
Located in the largest land region of the Antarctic continent, no animals live here.
As commander of the operation, Taylor oversaw construction of the first permanent base on the Antarctic continent at Hope Bay.
Similar physical conditions actually appear in reality around the Antarctic continent where strong winds blow and sea states are notoriously extreme.
This was the first time a passenger vehicle had traversed the Antarctic continent and the standard 2.
This winter, a team of adventurers -- including the great-grandson of legendary polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton -- became the first to cross the Antarctic continent in a passenger car.
This was the first time a passenger vehicle had ever traversed the Antarctic continent and the 2.
The existence of an Antarctic continent was initially proposed in an ancient Greek hypothesis that a southern landmass was necessary to provide balance to the planet.
His first visit was in 2012, where he reached the summit of Vinson Massif, the highest mountain on the Antarctic continent.
Caption: Henry Worsley (1960-2016) sledge hauling across the Antarctic continent
TALK An Audience With Sir Ranulf Fiennes The world's greatest living explorer was, with Charles Burton, the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and, with Mike Stroud, the first to cross the Antarctic continent unsupported.

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