Because of this, most geographers divide Eurasia into Europe and Asia. Although the Eurasian Plate carries most of Asia, it is not the only one supporting major parts of the large continent.
Snow falls on the higher mountains during the winter months, enabling skiing in southern New South Wales and Victorian ski resorts, as well as the smaller resorts in Australia's island state, Tasmania. Antarctica is almost completely covered with ice, sometimes as thick as 3.
Typical Southern Hemisphere flora include the conifers Podocarpus and the rainforest emergents Araucaria and Agathisas well as tree ferns and several species of Eucalyptus. Geography Australia is an island continent and the world's sixth largest country 7, sq km. Mainland Australia is known for the Outbacka desert area in the interior.
The claim: Opposition Leader Bill Shorten says Australia has more solar coverage than any other continent.
Today, all continents have great mountain ranges, vast plain s, extensive plateau s, and complex river system s. New Zealand, French Polynesia, and the Hawaiian Islands are examples of land areas that are considered microcontinent s.
All of Antarctica sits on the Antarctic Plate. Continental Features The surface of the continents has changed many times because of mountain building, weatheringerosionand build-up of sediment.