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The Polar Regions: Antarctic Maps & Images

Antaractic Maps - Perry Castañeda Map Collection

Most of these maps work best when viewed online, printing them can sometimes be tricky. Material from this site is in the public domain and can be reproduced for educational purposes as long as a copyright statement is included.

Earth and Space Sciences Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Earth and Space Sciences Standard 2: Understands Earth's composition and structure


AMRC's Recent Iceberg Images

This site contains several near-real-time and archived images of icebergs during the current year. The images are usually labeled so one can track the movement of particular icebergs. This site also offers some animations of Ross Shelf Icebergs that show movement over time. You can use this site to have students track changes in an area over time. These images are in the public domain and can be copied for educational use.

Earth and Space Sciences Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Earth and Space Sciences Standard 2: Understands Earth's composition and structure


Antarctic Ozone Hole

This site from the EPA shows a map (Fall, 2000) in several alternative formats showing changes in the extent of the Antarctic Ozone Hole. The links explain why the ozone layer is most likely to show thinning over Antarctica. Relatively easy to read and from an authoritative source.

Earth and Space Sciences Standard 1: Understands atmospheric processes and the water cycle
Earth and Space Sciences Standard 2: Understands Earth's composition and structure
Geography World In Spatial Terms Standard 1: Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, etc.
Geography World In Spatial Terms Standard 3: Understands the characteristics and uses of spatial organization of Earth's surface


Antarctic Connection Gallery

These photos are submitted by people who have visited Antarctica and who have chosen to share them via the web. You can find pictures here of ice caves, ice bergs, the aurora, field camps, boats, field stations, and wildlife. Images change often here and you may not find one you found before, but you can send an image to yourself as a postcard. I could not find a copyright description, but it appears that these could be used freely unless a particular image is labeled otherwise.

Geography World In Spatial Terms Standard 1: Understands the characteristics and uses of maps, globes, etc.
Geography World in Spatial Terms Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
ISTE Student Technology Standard 5: Uses technology research tools


Antarctic QuickTime VR - Mawson Station

A panoramic view of the Australian Mawson Station. Put your mouse on the image, click-and-drag to look around. This one allows you to move your mouse up and down as well as sideways (watch the change in arrows to see where you can go). Requires QuickTime to view.

Geography World in Spatial Terms Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
ISTE Student Technology Standard 5: Uses technology research tools


Antarctic QuickTime VR - Auster Rookery Near Mawson Station

Panoramic photo of a penguin rookery near Mawson Station. Put your mouse on the image, click-and-drag to look around.

Geography World in Spatial Terms Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
ISTE Student Technology Standard 5: Uses technology research tools


The Ice

Galleries of photos for McMurdo, Palmer and South Pole station as well as short descriptions of each. Use the left hand navigation bar to see the materials and click the thumbnails to see larger versions of the pictures. There is no copyright policy listed, but you can e-mail the author if you have questions.

Geography World in Spatial Terms Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
ISTE Student Technology Standard 5: Uses technology research tools

 


Live from Antarctica 2

This interactive map of a small part of Antarctica will take students to journal entries about scientists' experiences. The journals usually contain some photographs, which can be viewed, but not downloaded or used without specific permission from the site.

Geography World in Spatial Terms Standard 2: Knows the location of places, geographic features, and patterns of the environment.
ISTE Student Technology Standard 5: Uses technology research tools


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Quick Peek!
 

 

map of world with Antarctic centered

This illustrates a map made using Earth Viewer on Feb. 17, 2002 at 4:30 CST.

 
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Quick Fact!
  The ozone "hole" over Antarctic is not really a hole. It is a place where the ozone concentrations are significantly less than those normally found over Antarctica. From: Antarctic Ozone Hole  
 
 
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