Antarctic Peninsula


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Antarctic Peninsula

also Palm·er Peninsula  (pä′mər)
A region of Antarctica extending about 1,900 km (1,200 mi) north toward South America.

Antarctic Peninsula

n
(Placename) the largest peninsula of Antarctica, between the Weddell Sea and the Pacific: consists of Graham Land in the north and the Palmer Peninsula in the south. Former name (until 1964): Palmer Peninsula

Antarc′tic Penin′sula


n.
a peninsula in Antarctica, S of South America. Compare Graham Land, Palmer Peninsula.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Antarctic Peninsula - a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South AmericaAntarctic Peninsula - a large peninsula of Antarctica that extends some 1200 miles north toward South America; separates the Weddell Sea from the South Pacific
Antarctic continent, Antarctica - 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"
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While much of that area has yet to see dramatic warming, the Antarctic Peninsula - the most northerly part - has warmed 2.5C since 1950, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center.
For the past 40 years, the population of Adelie Penguins, among the most common penguins in Antarctica, has been steadily declining on the West Antarctic Peninsula. But in 2014, scientists examining satellite imagery saw telltale guano stains on the Danger Islands, a chain of islands off the Antarctic Peninsula's northern tip.
Following a 16-hour flight and a gruelling seven days of sailing, Catherine and her team finally reached the Antarctic Peninsula.
Those who take cruises across Drake Passage to polar destinations are looking at 50,000-200,000 yuan, while those who take planes from Chile or Argentina before switching to cruises on the Antarctic Peninsula would likely have to pay 120,000-160,000 yuan.
[USA], Oct 24 (ANI): Operation IceBridge, NASA's aerial survey of polar ice, captured two tabular icebergs while flying over the northern Antarctic Peninsula.
Antarctic Marine Living Resources, or AMLR, Program of the NOAA Fisheries Service has conducted ship-based acoustic and oceanographic research surveys around the Antarctic Peninsula since 1986.
the british antarctic survey (bas) carries out an ambitious and challenging programme of science on the antarctic peninsula. rothera research station is the largest british antarctic facility, is a centre for biological research and a hub for supporting deep-field and air operations.
Areas of the West Antarctic Peninsula may become too warm for many native species, according to the study.
The calving of the iceberg, which is likely to be named A68, reduces the size of the Larsen C Ice Shelf by around 12% and will change the landscape of the Antarctic Peninsula forever, the scientists said.
In 2009, more than 150 passengers and crew were evacuated after the MTV Explorer sank after striking an iceberg off the Antarctic peninsula.
"Temperature increases over roughly the past half century on the Antarctic Peninsula have had a dramatic effect on moss banks growing in the region," said Dr Matt Amesbury, of the University of Exeter.

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