Life @ Pole

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Daily Life

It’s a place like no other in the world. At the center of the Antarctic continent, the South Pole is a barren desert of snow. It boasts some of the lowest temperatures in the world, and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is an oasis of life surrounded by miles of ice.

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Working at the Pole

So why would anyone choose to work in Antarctica instead of a place like the Big Apple? It is because Antarctica is the perfect place for biologists, glaciologists, geologists, oceanographers, atmospheric physicists, chemists, and meteorologists to conduct their research.

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Antarctic Animals

Although the South Pole itself does not support animal life, Antarctica is home to an exciting array of mammals, birds, and sea life. Many animals besides the popular penguin can be found in the seas and on the icy grounds of Antarctica. Fish, seals, and krill are just a few that have made this continent their home.

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Antarctic Weather

Most of Antarctica is a high, flat plateau of ice covered in snow throughout the year. The snow reflects the sun's solar radiation, and this combined with the altitude (an average of 14,000 feet above sea level) makes the interior of Antarctica the coldest place on Earth.

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Daily Life

It’s a place like no other in the world. At the center of the Antarctic continent, the South Pole is a barren desert of snow. It boasts some of the lowest temperatures in the world, and the Amundsen-Scott South Pole station is an oasis of life surrounded by miles of ice.

life-at-pole-working

Working at the Pole

Why would anyone choose to work in Antarctica instead of a place like the Big Apple? It is because Antarctica is the perfect place for biologists, glaciologists, geologists, oceanographers, atmospheric physicists, chemists, and meteorologists to conduct their research.