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Chapter 28

Antarctica

TermDefinition
Ice Sheet a large, thick area of ice that covers a region
Ice Shelf a thick layer of ice that extends above the water
Calving the process in which a section of ice breaks off the edge of a glacier
Iceberg large piece of floating ice that broke off an ice shelf or glacier
Katabatic wind the strong, fast, cold winds that blow down from the interior of Antarctica
Lichen tiny, sturdy plants that growing rocky areas
Krill the tiny shrimp like sea creature that are eaten by whales
Plankton plants or animals that ride along with water currents
Ozone the certain kind of oxygen that forms a layer around earth in the atmosphere
Remote Sensing the method of getting information from far away
Created by: stetsonbailey