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Questions related to the history of Antarctica, the southernmost continent, containing the geographic South Pole. It is situated in the Antarctic region of the Southern Hemisphere, being almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle.

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Comintern's answer is substantially correct, but hindsight helps us identify a lot of the issues that made the Ross Sea a good idea. From a contemporary perspective, there's one really substantial fac …
answered Jan 28 '16 by Andrew
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at all the places a ship had sailed through without hitting anything, concluding that the coastline must be further south than that, and drawing in a dotted line to taste. As Antarctica is basically … continent, estimated from expedition reports, was produced in 1844. Bulkeley, R. (2016). "Naming Antarctica". Polar Record, 52(1):2-15 The four maps displayed in that article are shown below. Note that the map above needs to be rotated ~140° counter-clockwise to match the orientation of these maps. …
answered Feb 10 '16 by Andrew