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How to survive in Antarctica’s extreme weather?
Imagine you are at the bottom of the planet, the farthest way from equator. No urban life, not much food, entertainment, luxury goods, beer, wine…etc. More seriously you are facing the most extreme weather in the planet. Are you strong enough to overcome it? Before visiting Antarctica Travel Blog, let us show you how extreme the weather is:
Temperature of Antarctica (Info from Australian Government)
The average annual temperature ranges from about −10°C on the Antarctic coast to −60°C at the highest parts of the interior.
Near the coast the temperature can exceed +10°C at times in summer and fall to below −40°C in winter. Over the elevated inland, it can rise to about −30°C in summer but fall below −80°C in winter. It’s horrible, isn’t it?
The lowest temperature yet recorded on the Earth’s surface was −89.2°C at Vostok station on 21 July 1983.
Wind of Antarctica (Info from Australian Government)
Surrounding Antarctica there is normally a belt of low pressure, the circumpolar trough, containing multiple low centres. The continent itself is dominated by high pressure. Meaningful analysis of surface pressure data is difficult because of the elevated nature of much of Antarctica.
Low-pressure systems near the Antarctic coast can interact with katabatic winds to increase their strength. Resulting wind speeds can exceed 100km/h for days at a time. Wind gusts well over 200km/h have been measured.
4 reasons why you should travel to Antartica
At the bottom of the world, you can experience the most nature wildlife and how creature there survive under such extreme and typical weather. Sailing out of Ushuaia, you can see penguins and sea gulls all around. Sometimes, if you are lucky, you can also see a couple of whales. If you get closer to it, you are only the size of its eyeball. The most exciting things about a travel to Antarctica is the wildlife keeps changing. The sight keep changing. The weather keeps changing.
Those Antarctica creature are incredibly amazing. You can sit and hear the sound of nature all days and feels like you are part of the nature.
Most people travel to Antarctica because of the iceberg. What we can tell is the iceberg in Antarctica is totally different from what you have seen in other places. Sit on the ship nearest to the South Pole, you will see how gorgeous and amazing the iceberg is. Each individual ice structure comes in differnt shapes and sizes. No twin ice shape you can locate. All are unique.
The whole world is warming up. People are much more caring about the future of South pole. According to the research of discoveringantarctica.org.uk, the continent is thought to be rich in minerals including coal and oil as well as precious minerals such as gold and silver. There is also a growing interest from bioprospectors who search for genetic and biochemical resources from flora and fauna on Antarctica. The pressures to exploit Antarctica’s natural resources on land and in the ocean is likely to increase in the future.
There are lots of activities you can do in Antarctica:
- Shore Excursions
- Zodiac Excursions
- Sea Kayaking
- Cross-Country Skiing
- Bird and Wildlife Watching
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