People in Antarctica

This page introduces some of the ways in which people live, work and visit Antarctica, and how we govern this mighty, and beautiful, continent. You can also explore our People in Antarctica StoryMap Collection for an interactive timeline on the history of people in Antarctica, Antarctic Geopolitics, Tourism and Living in Antarctica.

Changing Antarctica

Antarctica is a vast ice sheet. The continent is larger than the United States of America, and has enough ice to raise global sea levels by ~58 m if it all melted. It is extremely cold, with very little surface melt. However, it is changing rapidly. Parts of West Antarctica are grounded well below sea …

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Antarctica StoryMap Series

Introducing the Antarctica StoryMap Series This page includes a series of four Antarctica StoryMap Collections introducing Antarctica, launched as a complete collection in September 2021. They are suitable for UK key stage 3 to GCSE (age ~14 to 16). The Antarctica StoryMap Series comprises 18 individual StoryMaps, arranged into four Antarctica StoryMap Collections, forming a …

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Antarctic Sea Ice

Guest post by Dr Jonathan Day, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading What is going on with the Antarctic sea ice? March 2017 was an interesting month for sea ice. Both northern and southern hemispheres experienced record breaking low extents for the time of year. The extent of Arctic sea ice reached the maximum area …

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