Antarctic ice is formed very slowly when ice crystals -- the only forms of precipitation over 99.9% of the continent -- stick to existing ice and are covered with other ice crystals. Over millenia, the ice becomes so heavy that it presses out all minerals other than oxygen and hydrogen, and becomes clear.
because the climate of Antarctica is cold
Antarctica did not turn to ice, but ice formed over the continent and covers about 98% of it.
Generally, the ice in Antarctica is several feed thick. Otherwise, on freshly formed ice, people step carefully so as not to crack the ice.
Ice is always formed when moisture reaches below 32 degrees F -- O degrees C -- anywhere on earth.
It's in the ice that melt over the ice plateu and fall to the water and floats until it melts.
One hundred percent of the ice found in Antarctica is...ice...in Antarctica.
All ice is formed from moisture. The average humidity on the Antarctic continent is about five percent. What of that humidity that doesn't evaporate, freezes into ice.
antarctica is an ice continent
- Antarctica hasn't rocks on the surface and rivers to trasport salt. - Ice has an extremely low concentration of sodium chloride.
One hundred percent of the ice in Antarctica is ice.
Freshwater ice is formed from moisture, and over mellennia, can form enough ice to calve off an ice sheet and produce icebergs. Humidity in Antarctica is only about five percent, so ice formation in the ice sheet is a lengthy process.
Antarctica is in an ice age right now.
yes ice in the antarctica shrink
The largest ice in Antarctica is the ice sheet that covers 98% of the continent.
Ice in the ice sheet that covers Antarctica is free of any minerals.
There may be more, but here are three:Sea ice, formed once the sun sets and can reach depths of up to 12 feet.Pancake ice, formed as the season begins to cool on the surface of the sea.Glacial ice, which is pure ice -- no minerals, which is formed over the eons of ice crystals blowing around the continent.
None of Antarctica is ice. Antarctica is 100% land. The land is covered -- about 98% -- by ice, so only two percent of the land is not covered by ice.
There is no reason to sell an ice cube in Antarctica.
The ice in Antarctica covers approximately 98% of the Antarctic continent. The ice sheet on the continent of Antarctica is about 4,500 years old.
No. Ice sits on top of Antarctica -- 98% of the continent is covered with an ice sheet.
Most of Antarctica is too dry for snow to form: it is the driest continent on earth. Moisture generally evaporates before it reaches the surface of the continent. The snow that does fall is compressed into ice, that over millenia has formed the ice sheet that covers 98% of the continent.
Ninety-eight percent of the Antarctica continent is covered by its ice sheet.. There are several types of ice formations that can be found in Antarctica, including ice walls, ice shelves, and ice glaciers.
The ice in Antarctica does crack forming crevasses. This is common in all ice formations.
No, but 98% of the continent of Antarctica is covered by its ice sheet.