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1

Size?

14 million km2

2

Percentage of ice and water?

90% ice 70% water

3

Avg temperature?

-49 degrees

4

Antarctic convergence zone?

60 degrees south latitude - cold northward flowing waters meet with warmer sub Antarctic waters

5

Antarctic circumpolar current?

Flows in an easterly direction driven by western winds blocking warm waters travelling south