Antarctic Peninsula


The Antarctic Peninsula is the largest peninsula in Antarctica. The peninsula is the northernmost part of the mainland of Antarctica. It is 1300 km and reaches from Cape Adams (Weddell Sea) and a point on the mainland south of Eklund Islands. The northern tip is about 1000 km (600 miles) from Tierra del Fuego. There are many research stations as well as multiple claims of sovereignty on the Antarctic Peninsula.

Where the Antarctic peninsula is found in Antarctica
Close-up map of the peninsula

Average temperatures on the peninsula have risen by nearly 2°C in the past 50 years which makes the Antarctic Peninsula one of the fastest warming places on Earth.[1]

References change

  1. "New Climate History Adds to Understanding of Recent Antarctic Peninsula Warming". Science Daily. Retrieved 11 February 2012.