Introduction and materials

This unit on climate will help students to discover the enormous influence and importance of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in global processes.

These activities explore the major global force that is Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Students research the causes and effects of climate change and come to an understanding of our planet's history, and its present and future state.

  • What are the special properties of ice and oceans?
  • What is the global influence and importance of the Antarctic and its ice, and the Southern Ocean?
  • Why do we study the ice, atmosphere and oceans of Antarctica?
  • What are the actual and possible consequences of the increased accumulation of greenhouse gases, and the depletion of atmospheric ozone?
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