Curriculum Collections: Why is Antarctica the Windiest Place on Earth?

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Wind speed and direction from Project Vortex

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American Museum of Natural History (AMNH)

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It's not just Antarctica's temperatures that are so extreme. Wind speeds on the continent often exceed 100 mph each winter. Learn the causes of these ferocious katabatic winds.

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