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Dominated by its south polar location and, thus, by ice. Wikipedia

  • Antarctic ice sheet

    One of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. Largest single mass of ice on Earth. Wikipedia

  • Ice cap climate

    Polar climate where no mean monthly temperature exceeds 0 C. The climate covers areas in or near the high latitudes to polar regions (70–90° north and south latitude), such as Antarctica, some of the northernmost islands of Canada and Russia, Greenland, along with some regions and islands of Norway's Svalbard Archipelago that have vast deserts of snow and ice. Areas with ice cap climates are normally covered by a permanent layer of ice and have no vegetation. Wikipedia

  • Sea ice

    Sea ice arises as seawater freezes. Less dense than water, it floats on the ocean's surface . Wikipedia

  • Polar ice cap

    High-latitude region of a planet, dwarf planet, or natural satellite that is covered in ice. There are no requirements with respect to size or composition for a body of ice to be termed a polar ice cap, nor any geological requirement for it to be over land, but only that it must be a body of solid phase matter in the polar region. Wikipedia

  • Antarctic

    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. Wikipedia

  • Glacier

    Persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. A glacier forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation over many years, often centuries. Wikipedia


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