Map of Antarctica

Map of Antarctica

Here is a map of Antarctica I designed showing the land and ice shelves.

Antarctica is the fifth-largest continent in the world and is about 14.4 million square kilometers in size. 98 percent of the continent is covered by ice.

Ice shelves are formed around the continent where ice, which was formed on the land, moved off the land and is floating on the sea.

The ice on and around Antarctica has been speculated to be unaffected by climate change or global warming. There has been no evidence to suggest that melting Antarctic ice has contributed to a rise in sea level.

Another environmental characteristic is a large hole in the ozone layer above Antarctica. It is still increasing in size but it has no effect on the continent’s environment.