Antarctic Science

Author: David W. H. Walton
Publisher: CUP Archive
ISBN: 052126233X
Release Date: 1987-04-23
Genre: Nature

Looks at the history of Antarctic exploration, discusses the continent's geography and climate, and describes the kinds of research going on there

Antarctica

Author: David W. H. Walton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107328242
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Science

Antarctica is the coldest and driest continent on Earth – a place for adventure and a key area for global science. Research conducted there has received increasing international attention due to concerns over destruction of the ozone layer and the problem of global warming and melting ice shelves. This dramatically illustrated new book brings together an international group of leading Antarctic scientists to explain why the Antarctic is so central to understanding the history and potential fate of our planet. It introduces the beauty of the world's greatest wilderness, its remarkable attributes and the global importance of the international science done there. Spanning topics from marine biology to space science this book is an accessible overview for anyone interested in the Antarctic and its science and governance. It provides a valuable summary for those involved in polar management and is an inspiration for the next generation of Antarctic researchers.

Science in Antarctica

Author: National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Polar Research
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:12262
Release Date: 1961
Genre: Life sciences


Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309214728
Release Date: 2011-11-28
Genre: Science

Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean remains one of the world's last frontiers. Covering nearly 14 million km² (an area approximately 1.4 times the size of the United States), Antarctica is the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. While it is challenging to live and work in this extreme environment, this region offers many opportunities for scientific research. Ever since the first humans set foot on Antarctica a little more than a century ago, the discoveries made there have advanced our scientific knowledge of the region, the world, and the Universe--but there is still much more to learn. However, conducting scientific research in the harsh environmental conditions of Antarctica is profoundly challenging. Substantial resources are needed to establish and maintain the infrastructure needed to provide heat, light, transportation, and drinking water, while at the same time minimizing pollution of the environment and ensuring the safety of researchers. Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean suggests actions for the United States to achieve success for the next generation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. The report highlights important areas of research by encapsulating each into a single, overarching question. The questions fall into two broad themes: (1) those related to global change, and (2) those related to fundamental discoveries. In addition, the report identified key science questions that will drive research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in coming decades, and highlighted opportunities to be leveraged to sustain and improve the U.S. research efforts in the region.

Antarctic Science

Author: Gotthilf Hempel
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642787119
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

Public awareness of the importance of Antarctic research, particularly in relation to global problems, has increased. The book spans a broad spectrum of Antarctic science from the "ozone hole" to microbiology to the sea ice. The main focus is on the role of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in the world climate system, e.g. the formation of sea ice and its relevance to ocean circulation, the biological pump in relation to CO2 release. The past climate history is revealed by the analysis of ice cores and sediments. Studies of plate tectonics and fossil records reach further back in earth history. Key words in the biological chapters are krill and the rich Antarctic benthos. Finally, the potential conflict between conservationists, researchers and tourists is discussed.

Antarctica

Author: D. W. H. Walton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107003927
Release Date: 2013-03-28
Genre: Science

A dramatically illustrated book, by leading international scientists, which describes Antarctica's central role in global scientific research.

Science Into Policy

Author: Paul Arthur Berkman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 012091560X
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

CD-ROM contains: The Antarctic Treaty Searchable Database: 1959-1999, a replica of the web site (http://webhost.nvi.net/aspire).

Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic

Author:
Publisher: National Academies
ISBN: NAP:00333
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Science

With the negotiation of the International Protocol on Environmental Protection in 1991, those nations conducting scientific research programs in Antarctica face new challenges for stewardship of the southern continent and protection of its environment. Science and Stewardship in the Antarctic examines how the implementation of the 1991 agreement in the United States can be done in such a way to ensure the compatibility of scientific and environmental protection goals in this global laboratory. The book also addresses the potential for the new requirements both to benefit and harm research activities in Antarctica.

A History of Antarctic Science

Author: Gordon Elliott Fogg
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521361133
Release Date: 1992-09-24
Genre: Nature

This book describes the development of Antarctic science over three centuries against a background of advances in techniques of travelling and working in the polar environment and changing political attitudes to a remote and unknown part of the world.

Martha Muse Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica

Author: Polar Research Board
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309120814
Release Date: 2008-07-03
Genre: Science

International Polar Year (IPY) 2007--2008 is an intense, coordinated field campaign of polar observations, research, and analysis. It is one of the largest collaborative science programs ever attempted, involving more than 200 projects and people from more than 60 nations. In honor of its long-time leader, Ms. Martha Twitchell Muse, and to provide a lasting legacy of IPY, the Tinker Foundation is establishing an annual, prestigious prize: the Martha Muse IPY Prize for Science and Policy in Antarctica This $100,000 unrestricted prize will be awarded following a nominations process similar to that of the National Medal of Science, meaning that people are nominated by others in the community. The goal is to provide recognition of the individual's outstanding and important work and to call attention to the importance of understanding Antarctica in this time of global climate change. This book outlines the strategy and steps necessary to take the Martha Muse Prize from concept to implementation. It describes the prize's purpose and nature, the system that could be used to announce the prize and collect nominations, potential procedures to be used by the Selection Committee, and possible post-award activities.

Antarctica

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105045211567
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Antarctica


Antarctic Earth Science

Author: R. L. Oliver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521258364
Release Date: 1983
Genre: Science

Contains 174 papers, in complete or abstract form, presented at the fourth International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences in Adelaide, south Australia from August 16-20, 1982.