Climate & conditions
Antarctica, although considered one of the polar lands, differs greatly from the northern polar lands.
Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent in the world. The lowest recorded temperature is -89.2°C, at a Russian scientific base - Vostok.
Antarctica is also the windiest continent. The cold air from the ice cap sinks, then moving quickly towards the coast. This causes very strong winds.
Being the fifth largest continent on Earth, Antarctica covers approximately 10 % of the global land surface. Then, Antarctica doubles its size when Winter comes. The Southern Ocean surrounding this continent freezes, causing this change.