Asked in Antarctica, Earth Sciences
Why is Antarctica a continent and the Arctic isn't?
Antarctica is a continent of approximately 14,000,000 sq km. The Arctic is a sea with a floating ice cap, no land. ...
Asked in Arctic, Arctic Ocean
Does the Arctic Ocean touch the continent of Antarctica?
No. The Arctic Ocean is in the Northern Hemisphere and surrounds the North Pole. Antarctica is a continent in the Southern Hemisphere, where the South Pole is located, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. The Arctic Ocean is at the opposite end of the earth to Antarctica. ...
Asked in Antarctica
Why is Antarctica colder than the Arctic?
Antarctica is colder than the arctic because it is a continent with high elevation, which is about 2,800 meters above sea level. The continent is considered a heat-sink for planet earth. Antarctica is about 30 degrees F colder than the Arctic. ...
Asked in Antarctica, The Difference Between
What is the difference between the Arctic and Antarctica?
The Arctic is the area around the North Pole and Antarctica is the continent at the South Pole. The Arctic is not actually land but a combination of ice and water, by contrast, the Antarctic is a continent and landmass covered in ice. The Arctic is in the North and Antarctica is in the South. They are both at the Earth's poles but the Arctic is made up of solely ice and is just a collection of large ice caps. Antarctica...
Asked in Antarctica, Oceans and Seas, Arctic Ocean
What is the difference between the Arctic Ocean and Antarctica?
Antarctica is a continent and a land mass, while the arctic ocean is just an ocean which you can't walk on unlike Antarctica where you can walk on. ...
Asked in Antarctica
Why can the arctic support life but Antarctica can not?
Antarctica is about 30 degrees F colder than the Arctic, plus Antarctica is a continent covered by an ice sheet and the Arctic is frozen sea ice with no land underneath it. ...