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Atmosphere weather and climate

The following examines the key features of this continent’s weather and climate. You will see how scientists have found evident for how its climate has changed in the past, how it is likely to change in the future and how they discovered the ‘ozone hole’ over Antarctica.

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High winds

Science in the Antarctic can be particularly challenging, especially when the wind blows. Antarctica has the fastest Katabatic winds on the planet which can reach a staggering 200mph!