Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica is considered a desert, with annual precipitation of only 200mm (8in) along the coast and far less inland. The temperature in Antarctica has reached −89.2°C (−128.6°F), though the average for the third quarter (the coldest part of the year) is −63°C (−81°F). There are no permanent human residents, but anywhere from 1,000 to 5,000 people reside throughout the year at the research stations scattered across the continent. Organisms native to Antarctica include many types of algae, bacteria, fungi, plants, protista, and certain animals, such as mites, nematodes, penguins, seals and tardigrades. Vegetation, where it occurs, is tundra.
In 1993, Jerry Shepard (Paul Walker) is a guide at an Antarctica research base under contract with the National Science Foundation. UCLA professor, Dr. Davis McClaren (Bruce Greenwood), arrives at the base. He presses Shepard to take him to Mount Melbourne to attempt to find a rare meteorite from the planet Mercury. Shepard does so, ignoring his own intuition, which tells him it is too late in the season to complete such a treacherous route, and decides that the only way to get to Mount Melbourne is by dog sled.
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In a humorous riposte to that, some researchers at a station in Antarctica, where the temperature reached a balmy −58 degrees Celsius yesterday, posted photos on the internet of their own wind turbines merrily churning away and providing them all the power they needed to sit around in their shirtsleeves and watch Abbott make a fool of himself.
The country is united again ... Twitter reacted instantly to this whopper by posting photos of wind turbines operating -- with no problem whatsoever -- in Antarctica ... Not good ... It got even angrier when a photo emerged showing the Cruz family dog (named "Snowflake" ) wistfully staring through the door from a freezing-cold and darkened house ... . ... .
Once three-and-a-half times bigger than London, the enormous A68 iceberg has now disintegrated into an 'alphabet soup' of individual fragments drifting in the ocean north of Antarctica, a NASA satellite photo revealed ... ocean north of Antarctica, a NASA satellite photo revealed.
“But I’m going to mix in some barn photos as well as some iconic Steamboat stuff.” ... (Photo by John F ... Dietrich is hoping the brick-and-mortar gallery will help drive new customers to his website where they can see his complete lineup of wildlife and scenic prints from Steamboat, Alaska, British Columbia, Antarctica and Patagonia.