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KS3 Geography - Cool Antarctica: Climate

A guide to information resources on Antarctica for your year 8 Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.


sea ice

Find out more about the climate of Antarctica by exploring the resources on this page.

Websites with Climate Information for Antarctica

Websites about the weather in Antarctica

Click on the map above to find today's weather forecast for Antarctica.

Life at the South Pole can be dark

(Source of picture: American Museum of Natural History)

Click on the picture above to see an animation of the seasonal cycle in Antarctica.

Antarctica's climate secrets

This video examines what Antarctica looks like today - how thick the ice cover is, what the continent would look like without ice, and how scientists prepare to work in the coldest, driest, windiest place on Earth.


How cold is it at McMurdo Station?

Your Antarctica work book includes a section on the climate at McMurdo Station and this table of typical temperatures at McMurdo:

Watch this video to find out what McMurdo Station is like.


Click on the box below to download a flying tour of McMurdo which uses satellite images of Antarctica.

The Cool Antarctica website includes climate information on various places in Antarctica, including McMurdo and the South Pole.

Click on the link below to find your worksheet about the climate at McMurdo.

Books in the Senior Library

These books include information about climate and weather in Antarctica: