Traveling to Antarctica
• Travel to Antarctica
Antarctica - the most severe climatic regions of the Earth. There was registered the lowest temperature on Earth: 89.2 degrees below zero. We go on a trip, take a look at the Antarctic scenery and see what scientists are doing there.
The American Palmer Station, located on Anvers Island, north of the Antarctic Circle. It built in 1968. Most of the studies conducted marine biologists.
The temperature of -37.1 degrees Celsius. In East Antarctica, at the Soviet Antarctic station Vostok July 21, 1983 registered the lowest temperature on Earth in the history of meteorological measurements: 89.2 degrees below zero.
Antarctica was discovered 16 (28) January 1820 Russian expedition led by Thaddeus Bellingshausen and Mikhail Lazarev. Previously, the existence of a southern continent (lat. Terra Australis) argued hypothetically, it is often combined with South America and Australia.
Seal Research. Scientists have attached thereto DVR to create a 3-dimensional map of the animal movements in the water. It seems that the seal is not very happy about that.
A large iceberg off the coast of Antarctica, on January 1, 2010. As a rule, the icebergs are breaking away from ice shelves. Since ice density of 920 kg / cu. m, and the density of seawater - about 1025 kg / cu. m, about 90% of the volume of the iceberg is underwater.
Wind then leave such a strange, towering tracks.
This model: Adelie penguin. Very trusting bird, their habits sometimes resembles a human.
Mother of pearl clouds. This thin translucent, wonderful and very rare clouds formed in the sky at high altitudes in the stratosphere (about 20-30 km) and consisting, apparently from ice crystals and supercooled water droplets.
Northern Lights on the Antarctic station McMurdo.
Ghost Ship. Antarctica - the highest continent of the Earth, the average height of the continent's surface above sea level is 2000 m, and in the center of the continent reaches 4,000 meters
The Brazilian Antarctic Station Comandante Ferraz. The base was opened in February 6, 1984. February 25, 2012 the station was destroyed by fire. The fire broke out in a room with generators and spread from there to the entire station.
Scientists throw hot water upward and look like they are converted into ice crystals and steam.
The skeleton of a whale.
reproduction of an iceberg. This veil-Morgan - rarely occurring complex optical phenomenon in an atmosphere consisting of several forms mirage in which distant objects are seen repeatedly and with various distortions.
The killer whale in the Ross Sea.
The moon on Anvers Island.
Orderly go Adelie penguins at Cape Denison, Commonwealth Bay, East Antarctica.
Beautiful Iceberg near Palmer Station.
Marine leopard caught a penguin. It's a terrible predator. At sea leopard very streamlined body that allows you to develop a high speed in the water. His head was unusually flattened and almost looks like a reptile. Along with Orca leopard seal is dominant predator south polar region, being able to reach a speed of 40 km / h and immersed to a depth of 300 m.
The moon shines over the station McMurdo.
Adelie penguins on an ice floe, East Antarctica.
Merry humpback whale near Palmer Station.
Again, Fata Morgana distorted landscapes. Look for the bus.
Piercing wind driven waves on the ocean surface.
The existing since 1956 continuously inhabited Antarctic station Amundsen - Scott South Pole
Antarctic ice sheet is the largest on the planet, and is superior to the closest size Greenlandic icecap on an area of approximately 10 times. In it is concentrated about 30 million cubic meters. km of ice, ie 90% of all land ice.