antarctica antarctica  /ˌæn ˈtɑrktɪ kə/

Definition(s):

  • (n) an extremely cold continent at the south pole almost entirely below the Antarctic Circle; covered by an ice cap up to 13,000 feet deep

News

  1. New Zealand Coroner Rules Crash Killed Antarctic Twin Otter Crew

    The deaths of three crew members of a Twin Otter aircraft that crashed into a mountain in Antarctica in late January have been officially attributed by a New Zealand coroner to injuries sustained in the crash.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Kansas City InfoZine

  2. New Zealand Coroner Declares Twin Otter Crew Down In Antarctic Deceased

    Plane Went Down Nearly Five Months Ago On Mount Elizabeth A coroner in New Zealand has declared that the crew of a Twin Otter which went down on Mount Elizabeth in Antarctica five months ago is officially deceased. The three men were flying from the South Pole to the Italian base at Terra Nova Bay when the accident occurred.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The Aero-News Network

  3. Antarctica's ice shelves melting from the bottom up

    IRVINE, Calif., June 13 (UPI) -- Many of Antarctica's ice shelves are melting away from the bottom up, research by a glacial expert at the University of California, Irvine, indicates.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: UPI

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Quotes

  1. "Steve wanted to come to Antarctica with us to defend the whales, and now he will be joining us in spirit with his name emblazoned" on the ship, Watson said in a statement.
    on Dec 4, 2007 By: Paul Watson Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "I have never won down here, so now I've won on every continent, which is nice, except for Antarctica," Woods said.
    on Nov 14, 2009 By: Tiger Wood Source: AFP

  3. "This is a tremendously exciting time in Australian Antarctic history," Mr Garrett said before departure. "To be able to fly scientists and other Antarctic personnel to Antarctica in a matter of hours, rather than 10 or more days by ship,...
    on Jan 10, 2008 By: Peter Garrett Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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