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

Ice Lab

Author: Sandra Ross
Publisher:
ISBN: 0863557171
Release Date: 2013-07-24
Genre: Architecture

'Ice Lab' include architectural drawings, models, photographs, and films that give the visitor a sense of what it takes to live and work in Antarctica. Sources of inspiration for the projects including an original drawing from Archigram's 'Walking City' are on display as well as a newly commissioned film and audio work by artist Torsten Laushmann.

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: Nature

Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean remains one of the world's last frontiers. Covering nearly 14 million kmĀ² (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.

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).

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.

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.

Antarctic Science

Author: I. 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.

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.

Health of Antarctic Wildlife

Author: Knowles R. Kerry
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540939237
Release Date: 2009-07-29
Genre: Science

comprehensively up to date. We are most grateful to these authors and to those we recruited to write the additional chapters necessary to fill the significant gaps. We acknowledge also the sacrifice of some who presented results of original research and have thus suffered a longer time than usual to publication. The timing of publication however has provided the opportunity to highlight recent discussions and resolutions made within the Antarctic Treaty forum to protect wildlife against disease and to include responses by Government and non-Government operators in Antarctica. These developments mostly followed from the Workshop on Diseases of Antarctic Wildlife. The book comprises 17 chapters presented in two parts. Wildlife disease consists of reviews, case studies and health assessments, and External factors covers the environmental, administrative and legal aspects. Each chapter is complete and c- tains all references. Six important documents are provided as Appendices. These present methods, reviews and other documents which are referred to in one or more chapters but are not readily available. There are many related topics we have been unable to cover that would enhance the understanding of health and disease processes in Antarctica. While we ackno- edge their importance they are outside the scope of the present volume. Such topics include epidemiology, new and emerging infectious diseases and the effects of climate change. These topics are referred to in the various chapters where ref- ences to source material are given.

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.