As visitors, we can only go to Antarctica during the summer, which is October to March. The best time in summer depends a bit on what you’re hoping to see.
Category Archives: Ice
How much freshwater is stored in Antarctic ice?
Thanks Bea (age 8) for this great question! Let’s start with some basic info about the Antarctic ice sheet, and then we’ll go into exactly how much freshwater is stored there. Freezing facts about Antarctic ice The Antarctic ice sheet is the biggest reservoir of freshwater on Earth. It is a huge, thick blanket ofContinue reading “How much freshwater is stored in Antarctic ice?”
What is the coldest temperature you’ve been outside in?
Thanks P (age 8) for this great question! A lot of people are curious about how cold it gets in Antarctica. I often get messages from people who are planning a trip to Antarctica and are a bit worried about how cold it will be. And I’m happy to tell them: it might not beContinue reading “What is the coldest temperature you’ve been outside in?”