Consider the following:
1. True desert
2. Windiest continent
3. Driest continent
4. Highest average elevation among all continents
Which among the above is / are applicable to Antarctica?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

Antarctica, on average, is the coldest, driest, and windiest continent, and has the highest average elevation of all the continents. Antarctica can be classified as a true desert; in the interior the average annual precipitation (in water) is only about 50 mm (about 2 in). Kindly note that the East Antarctica is colder than West Antarctica because of its higher elevation.

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