Avoiceinthecrowd Posted June 10, 2020 Share Posted June 10, 2020 (edited) This is the 60th south parallel on a Mercator map. This is the 60th south parallel on a azimuthal equidistant projection (black circle) "Anything below the 60th south parallel is referred to as the Antarctic Treaty area. What does that mean? That means I am generally not allowed within hundreds of miles of Antarctica from approximately 400 and 900 miles without obtaining a permit to do so." "Lets look at it from the 60th north parallel because this will give you an idea of the tremendous area blocked off to independent exploration: This is the area of the 60th north parallel. As you can see the 60th north parallel includes all of north Canada, Alaska, much of Russia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Greenland. It is huge. Now why in the world is this much area blocked off at the south?" Edited June 10, 2020 by Avoiceinthecrowd Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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