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Continent mostly south of the Antarctic Circle
Geographic map coordinates:
90 00 S, 0 00 E
14 million sq km
14 million sq km (280,000 sq km ice-free, 13.72 million sq km ice-covered)
Severe cold temperatures vary with latitude, elevation, and distance
from the ocean;
West Antarctica is warmer than East Antarctica because of its lower
The most moderate climates found in the Antarctic Peninsula:
Higher temperatures occur in January along the coast and average slightly
About 98% thick continental ice sheet and 2% barren rock -average elevations
are between 2,000 and 4,000 meters
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