Antarctica: Wind Farm on World's Windiest Spot
Speaking of weather, Antarctica has a reputation for some of the harshest weather in the world.
Antarctica is the southernmost continent, situated on the South Pole. About 98% of the continent is covered with ice!
Some scientists living near the South Pole are putting the continent's notorious weather to good use. They've established the world's southern-most power-generating wind farm, in earth's most wind-prone region. A wind farm is just an area of land containing a group of energy-producing windmills or wind turbines.
Dan Corbett shows us.
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