East Antarctica, also called Greater Antarctica, is the largest part (two-thirds) of the Antarctic continent. It is on the Indian Ocean side of the Transantarctic Mountains. It is the coldest, windiest, and driest part of Earth. East Antarctica holds the record as the coldest place on earth.
East Antartica includes the following areas: Coats Land, Queen Maud Land, Enderby Land, Kemp Land, Mac. Robertson Land, Princess Elizabeth Land, Kaiser Wilhelm II Land, Queen Mary Land, Wilkes Land, Adélie Land, George V Land, Oates Land and Victoria Land. All but a small portion of this region lies within the Eastern Hemisphere.
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- Gregory T. Haugan, The New Triple Constraints for Sustainable Projects, Programs, and Portfolios (Boca Raton, FL: Taylor & Francis Group, 2013), p. 134
- Christopher C. Burt, Extreme Weather: A Guide & Record Book (New York: W.W. Norton, 2007), p. 56