Climate: severe low temperatures vary with latitude, elevation, and distance from the ocean; East Antarctica is colder than West Antarctica because of its higher elevation; Antarctic Peninsula has the most moderate climate; higher temperatures occur in January along the coast and average slightly below freezing
Definition: This entry includes a brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of February 21, 2013
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