logging in or signing up Antarctica Myrl Download Post to : URL : Related Presentations : Let's Connect Share Add to Flag Embed Email Send to Blogs and Networks Add to Channel Copy embed code: Embed: Flash iPad Dynamic Copy Does not support media & animations Automatically changes to Flash or non-Flash embed WordPress Embed Customize Embed URL: Copy Thumbnail: Copy The presentation is successfully added In Your Favorites. Views: 731 Category: Travel/ Places.. License: All Rights Reserved Like it (0) Dislike it (0) Added: April 21, 2009 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description Beautiful world Comments Posting comment... By: lindylu (47 month(s) ago) Hi I would really love to view Antarctica-starkbeauty, please. Thanks Linda Saving..... Post Reply Close Saving..... Edit Comment Close Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide 1: Antarctica Satellite View Slide 2: The Antarctic continent is located in the South Pole of our Planet. Its geography, climate and biological conditions provide a unique enviroment. Slide 6: Antarctica has the lowest temperatures in our planet reaching 70° Celsius below zero with winds of 300 km. Per hour. Containing 90% of the planet’s ice it’s the major reserve of fresh water on Earth. Slide 12: About 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice at an average thicknes of 2,500 meters, reaching in some places as deep as 4,776 meters. If the ice layer would melt all the Earth’s Oceans would rise 70 meters above the actual level. Slide 17: The Antarctic Continent functions as one of Earth’s “refrigerators” regulating the oceanic currents and the world’s climate. Any significant enviromental impact would alter the global patterns of weather with disastrous consecuences. Slide 22: In spite of the severe weather Antarctica has rich animal life amazingly well adapted to the harsh conditions. Slide 27: The arrival of the first tourists in the 50’s was a main cause of enviromental concern. Strict rules and regulations were created as to protect the ecology of the enviroment from the visitors such as creating restricted zones , mantain a safe distance from the wild life, do not feed nor touch the animals, and rigid control of waste disposal. Slide 33: During the summer months (being the pick of the season in January) there is daylight almost 24 hours a day while in winter the days remain on a prolonging half light or penumbra during most of the 24 hours. Slide 38: Images : Hans Rieteco Thomas Kunz Veronique Soulier Thorsten Bübelbergusex Christa and Berd Zeitl J. Ens J Lowrence Han Wilhem Prech Uwe Möokelmann Slide 39: Music: Royal Philharmonic Aria di amore ( Tosca ) Conducted and arranged by Luis de Cobos from Spain. Created by: Manuel, Mérida, Yucatán, México. English Version: P@blosonic, Las Vegas NV, USA You do not have the permission to view this presentation. In order to view it, please contact the author of the presentation.