logging in or signing up ANTARTICA 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: 2213 Category: Entertainment License: All Rights Reserved Like it (2) Dislike it (0) Added: September 05, 2008 This Presentation is Public Favorites: 0 Presentation Description No description available. Comments Posting comment... Premium member Presentation Transcript Slide1: Antarctica Satellite ViewSlide2: The Antarctic continent is located at the South Pole of our Planet. Its geography, climate and biological conditions provide a unique enviroment.Slide6: Antarctica has the lowest temperatures on our planet reaching 70° Celsius below zero with winds up to 300 km. per hour. Containing 90% of the planet’s ice, it is the major reserve of fresh water on Earth. Slide12: About 99% of Antarctica is covered with ice, at an average thickness of 2,500 meters, reaching, in some places, as deep as 4,776 meters. If the ice layer melts all the Earth’s Oceans would rise 70 meters above the present level. Slide17: 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 consequences.Slide22: In spite of its severe weather, Antarctica has rich animal life amazingly well adapted to the harsh conditions. Slide27: The arrival of the first tourists in the 1950’s was a main cause of enviromental concern. Strict rules and regulations were created to protect the ecology of the enviroment from visitors, such as creating restricted zones , mantaining safe distances from wild life, and not feeding or touching the animals; and rigid control of waste disposal.Slide33: During the summer months, the peak season, in January, daylight lasts 24 hours a day, while in winter the days remain on a prolonged half light, or penumbra, during most of the 24 hours.Slide38: Images : Hans Rieteco Thomas Kunz Veronique Soulier Thorsten Bübelbergusex Christa and Berd Zeitl J. Ens J Lowrence Han Wilhem Prech Uwe MöokelmannSlide39: 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.