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  1. #1 Which is coldest? 
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    South and North,which is coldest?
    Who can tell me?Thanks :-D


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    not sure what you really mean.

    If you mean average annual temperature between Northern or Southern Hemisphere---the Northern is a bit warmer because of Antarctica and smaller low latitude land mass in the Southern Hemisphere. Also due to the large percentage of ocean area the Southern Hemisphere annual range is smaller than the more land-based Northern Hemisphere.

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    you mean what is coldest south OR north, and then tell us wtf north and south is suppose to mean, the poles, the hemispheres, your brain...
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    Thanks!!!!!!!! :wink:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lynx_Fox
    not sure what you really mean.

    If you mean average annual temperature between Northern or Southern Hemisphere---the Northern is a bit warmer because of Antarctica and smaller low latitude land mass in the Southern Hemisphere. Also due to the large percentage of ocean area the Southern Hemisphere annual range is smaller than the more land-based Northern Hemisphere.

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    Please expect people to ask complete and logical sentences before you answer them. That way next time you don't have to guess and there will be less confusion. There should be a sticky about this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer
    Please expect people to ask complete and logical sentences before you answer them. That way next time you don't have to guess and there will be less confusion. There should be a sticky about this.
    While I get your point, it know the answer off the top of my head and it didn't take more than 30 seconds to provide a response. It was no trouble at all.

    Often you can nudge people to think through asking better questions in the future by gentle nudging, rather than rude f-bombing answers like ishmaelblues did. This is particularly true to those just starting to learn science.
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    Well, the coldest temperature on record if in Antarctica if I remember right. Here is something that may be of interest:

    The coldest, driest place in the world
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    Quote Originally Posted by jammer
    Please expect people to ask complete and logical sentences before you answer them. That way next time you don't have to guess and there will be less confusion. There should be a sticky about this.
    So was that directed to LynxFox (which it seemd to be because you quoted him) or to James (which it should have been, since he was the one who was vague). Perhaps you would recommend another sticky for requiring people to say who they are talking to, jammer.
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  10. #9 Speaking of antarctica 
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    Antartica is somewhere that Id like to visit. Question is, how would someone go about actually booking a trip there? - I dont think the local travel agents have any package holidays going there. lol. - and im not rich enough to own my own ocean-going yacht. So, does anyone know ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by leohopkins
    Antartica is somewhere that Id like to visit. Question is, how would someone go about actually booking a trip there? - I dont think the local travel agents have any package holidays going there. lol. - and im not rich enough to own my own ocean-going yacht. So, does anyone know ?
    there have been a few commercial fly-over tours out of Australia ...

    or you can work your passage, or possibly pay for a berth, on one of the summer supply ships ...

    or, if you have some of the skills required, you can apply for a working position at one of the stations ...

    depends on how much time you have ...
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    There are cruises available in the S.Hemisphere summer. These skirt the continent with trips ashore by Zodiac at various points. The shore trips are supplemented by lectures on the geology, climatology and biology of the Antarctic. One of my acquaintances acts as a guide on some of these. He gained his Ph.D. through research in the Antartic many years ago and enjoys going back. the downside - according to him - is listening to rich Americans complaining about how cold it is ten minutes after they get onshore. There is bound to be something online about such cruises. (Google search on "Antarctic cruises turned up 103,000 hits.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    (Google search on "Antarctic cruises turned up 103,000 hits.)
    i should hope none of those hits were against icebergs or thick pack ice
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    Quote Originally Posted by marnixR
    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    (Google search on "Antarctic cruises turned up 103,000 hits.)
    i should hope none of those hits were against icebergs or thick pack ice
    :-D
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