Earth's largest "icehouse" -- Antarctica
At the southernmost tip of the earth, there is a year for the snow covered land,together with the nearby islands, a total area of about 14000000 square kilometers, which is the largest on earth "icehouse" location -- antarctica. Whitepatients more than 93% of the area covered Antarctica, the average ice thickness is about 1700 meters, the thickest place up to 4200 meters, the total reserves of 24500000 square kilometers of ice in the giant.
Antarctica so will become a huge "icehouse", mainly due to is located in high latitudes, in great part within the Antarctic circle. Summer half year although there are a few months is the day, but the sun only hovering on the horizon, the sundipped, received far less energy; winter half year with the dark night coming, the sun disappeared below the horizon.(责任编辑：最有料)