Exploring Earth's sea ice, land ice, snow and permafrost.
1507 days ago
Okay, how BIG is Antarctica? Do you have a mental picture? No? Well, here it is, courtesy NASA.
Realtime comments disabled
LoL Mikkospot >.< 1.Hes using it for a comparison not to show how big his balls are...And its BY NASA so...yeah; usa... 2. Wow, ur wrong. Its not an Australian Territory at all... There are claims from different countries; but non are actually offic
mikkospot, how much of an idiot are you?! 1. Australia has claim to A PORTION of Antarctica. It is NOT ALL CALLED Australian if Chile, Argentina, France, New Zealand, Norway, & the UK all have portions as well. 2. It's a friggin comparison! NO ONES TRYING
@jtg Sounds like you needed apostrophes around teacher as well. Sad.
Thankyou, but enough of that superimposed USA on Antarctica! It's Australian territory - correct name: Australian Antarctic Territory, which has been permanently occupied by Australia for about 100 years - so don't get any ideas! It's ours, and we're no
Most of the land is below sea level, due to the intense pressure of the ice covering it. Most of the mass seen is ice over land, only the sections covered by the US overlay of TX and partly by MT are ice shelves.
Wait - where the hey is Alaska? The discrepancy isn't nearly so much if you factor AK in.
@coopes64 yes, there is land under much of that ice, however, as
boisvertfj states, the "size" of Antarctica grows dramatically at the end of the Austral winter when the sea ice is greatest
Je voulais dire à Germaine que j'ai perdu les clefs du camion... Dixit COLUCHE
Yeah it won't hurt if global warming takes out 2%. I'm okay with that, as long as it's for a good cause.
"i can see Tierra del Fuego (argentina), I have foreign policy experience"
It's very very big. Stuning! How small we are. And we would destroy this... Foolish! Thanks to awake us.
@trippfenderson District of Columbia - CANADIAN AREAt
otal: 9,984,670 sq km
country comparison to the world: 8
land: 9,093,507 sq km
water: 891,163 sq km
Area - comparative:
somewhat larger than the US
@trippfenderson I would beg to differ considering your own CIA posts this in it's factbook
total: 9,826,675 sq km
country comparison to the world: 9
land: 9,161,966 sq km
water: 664,709 sq km
note: includes only the 50 states and District o
that's quite a visual @earthXplorer
is that Ice mass or LAND mass?
@cpnz the rate of ice melting is pretty darned fast actually. The shelves alone cover areas the size of small to medium states, and the ice over land is (on average - some years it does thicken again a tiny bit) getting thinner by the year.
As an American i only now how big America is. Where is Antarctica is that in Europe? *sarcasm*
hmmm so it basically will fit into almost the top half of Africa?
Sweet, its larger than USA and it's all made of ice cream. The #1 music hit there since the 90's has been "Ice Cap Zone" from Sonic 3.
Copy & paste this code into your website
©2013 Twitpic Inc, All Rights Reserved