Created by the CIA in 2005, this map depicts the Antarctic region and the outlying Islands. Home to year-round research stations, the continent is the coldest, driest, and windiest on the planet. This map displays the international claims within the continent, which has no traditional boundaries as it is uninhabitable by anyone other than international researchers. Though the continent is primarily covered in ice, recent techniques have been developed to study the unique geology that lies beneath. Geologically Antarctica is similar to the southern Andes Mountains.
The original Amundsen-Scott South Pole station was built near the center of the continent and was built in 1956, making it the first permanent structure. The station is the southernmost habitation on Earth and is named after the first two explorers to reach the South Pole. Norwegian Roald Amundsen was the first to reach the South Pole in December 1911, followed one month later by the British expedition led by Robert F. Scott. The dome was abandoned in 1975 after the construction of a geodesic dome. Eventually, the dome was also left behind after the completion of the current station, which was officially dedicated in 2008.
The unique climate in Antarctica makes it particularly well suited for conducting astronomical research due to the lack of light pollution or cloud cover. Scientists from around the world also study glaciers, geophysics, meteorology, and bio-medicine in the station. The insert on the map details the most densely populated portion of the continent on the Antarctic Peninsula with eight international research stations.
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