content top

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Ice Sheet Antarctica

Posted on
The Antarctic ice sheet is one of the two polar ice caps of the Earth. It covers about 98% of the Antarctic continent and is the largest single mass of ice on Earth. It covers an area of almost 14 million square km and contains 30 million cubic km of ice. That is, approximately 61 percent of all fresh water on the Earth is held in the Antarctic ice sheet, an amount equivalent to 70 m of water in the world's oceans. In East Antarctica, the ice sheet rests on a major land mass, but in West Antarctica the bed can extend to more than 2,500 m below sea level. The land in this area would be seabed if the ice sheet were not there.

image
Crystal Look Iceberg


image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

image

Text source:- Wikipedia. Images are copyrighted by their owners. Found any copyright issue, contact the administrator immediately. Report it now!
content top