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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 4 days ago

Why is South Pole far more colder than North Pole?

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  • Anonymous
    2 days ago

    Because North is up, and therefore closer to the sun. Contrast with South, which, as any globe or map will show you, is down- and therefore further away from the sky, and, of course, further away from the sun.

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  • 3 days ago

    Probably because its further from the sun 

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  • 3 days ago

    Because it’s a giant ice block where nobody is allowed but top scientists. Some even say there’s something top secret going on there. Which is highly unlikely considering you have to wear 5 layers of clothes just to survive. There is a Chilean military base there where there is a town of about 50 people. Also there was a hole that appeared in the middle of Antarctica the size of Maryland. Some call it the gateway to hell which is highly unlikely because the gateway to hell is actually in Kansas. 

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  • 4 days ago

    The Environment and Weather sections are not this one.

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  • 4 days ago

    Nominal 1.4 degree average is not usually considered a far difference.

    North pole is technically s floating continent, where Antarctica has earth tectonic.

    Takes more energy to heat and cool the north pole.

    The book 'Nautilus 90 north" is about the secret mission of the nautilus under the north pole.

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  • 4 days ago

    Because it's on land. More energy is needed to change the temperature of water than rock, and water also circulates, so the North Pole is relatively warmer.

    • pucman1961
      Lv 7
      4 days agoReport

      You did better job explaining than I did. 

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  • John
    Lv 4
    4 days ago

    Because heat rises.

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  • 4 days ago

    Because it is a Continent covered in thick ice surrounded by the Southern Ocean on all sides

     This water reflects any heat from the Sun and it flows very freely as the only landmass that is close is South America with Tierra del Fuego

    Its escape valve is up along the South American East Coast with the cold Humbold Current

    This is what makes the Atacama Desert so cold too

    Africa Australia and everywhere else in the Southern Hemisphere are vast distances from Antarctica

    The southern current also drives the Pacific Gyer

    Whereas the Dogleg shape of the Altantic Makes two Main circular Currents, North and South

    Looking up to the bottom of the Globe, you will see more blue because it is covered by oceans

    Whereas the Arctic is Surrounded by land which absorbs heat

    That is the main reason

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    • nikki1234
      Lv 7
      4 days agoReport

      Named after the naturalist Alexander Von Humboldt, the current is driven by strong winds which displace the warm and nutrient poor surface water, allowing the cold Antarctic waters to rise to the surface creating a phenomenon known as an upwelling.

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  • JASON
    Lv 5
    4 days ago

    It is surrounded by water which circulates.

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