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Geographic South Pole

Snapshot: Geographic Sou...

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Jeremy  Johnson
by Jeremy Johnson on Aug 16, 2009
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This is the location of the geographic South Pole marker. You can see the American Flag clearly here. Every year it is shifted by approximately 30 feet.

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    Katy Jensen Katy Jensen (August 25, 2009, 07:14AM )

    A new South Pole marker is created each year because the entire ice sheet (with the station and the flag on top) is slowly slipping toward the coast, like warm frosting sliding off a cake...about 2.7 cm (~1 in.) per day.