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The future of Antarctic research

Hearing before the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred ... Congress, second session, July 23, 1996

by United States

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Published by For sale by the U.S. G.P.O., Supt. of Docs., Congressional Sales Office .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages196
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Open LibraryOL7375152M
ISBN 100160536820
ISBN 109780160536823
OCLC/WorldCa36026640

  I n theory, Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty System. The global pact, which was signed in , is dedicated to preserving and protecting the continent for scientific research and. Organized and reliable monitoring data are required for the future state of the Antarctic environment report. Monitoring programs are expensive, and require long-term commitments to provide adequate data sets that should be funded with the allocated funds for basic scientific research.

In that paper, DeConto and his co-author, Prof David Pollard of Penn State University, used an ice sheet model to ascertain how periods in the Earth’s history that were only slightly warmer than today managed to have sea levels that were many metres higher. Simulating the Pliocene, around three million years ago, and the Last Interglacial, ,, years ago, DeConto and Pollard. This book is exactly like Antarctica itself: it's big, it's daunting, and requires commitment to finish from end to end. But it's also extremely well-written and never uninteresting. I agree with some of the other comments here that a map would have been helpful, but I found David Day to be a terrific writer and an extremely thorough researcher/5(15).

The importance of these ice shelves for a sea-level rise over the next few centuries is very apparent. Research shows that if atmospheric warming exceeds 2℃, major Antarctic ice shelves would collapse and release ice flowing from the continent’s ice cap - lifting the sea level by up to 3 metres by What is less well understood, but also potentially a massive agent for change, is the. Antarctic Research Opportunities. Through the Office of Polar Programs (OPP), the NSF provides grants to scientists at U.S. institutions, Federal agencies, and other research organizations to conduct research in Antarctica as well as analytical research at home institutions.


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The outcomes of the workshops, attended by 56 Antarctic scientists, are published in the Future Science Opportunities Synthesis Report.

AAD’s Acting Chief Scientist, Dr Dirk Welsford, said it was insightful to hear from a range of Antarctic scientists at different stages of their career. Sixty Years of Antarctic Research: What the Frozen Continent Can Tell Us About the Future of Our Planet Science Technology Nov 7, Inthe polar research.

Australia needs a new ice-breaking ship for Antarctic research. AAP Aug From the ocean to the stars: Australia’s stake in Antarctic research. When Johnson went to work for the U.S. Antarctic Program (devoted to scientific research and education in support of the national interest in the Antarctic), he figured he’d find adventure, beauty, penguins and lofty-minded scientists.

Instead, he. 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. Scientists with the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) have recorded more thanmeasurements over the last 24 years, 87 kilometres above Australia’s Davis research station.

“These comprise one of the longest temperature records available for this region of the atmosphere,” said AAD atmospheric physicist and study lead Dr John French.

The future of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean by is described under two scenarios, one in which action is taken to limit greenhouse. It’s a golden time for Antarctic research, with more and more countries taking a direct interest in the great southern continent.

But suspicions abound as to the real motivations of key. Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume The seven known species of Pogonophyrne are described and keyed.

The mental barbel shows some variability, especially in Pogonophryne genus is divided into two groups, one of three species, (P. scotti, P. dolichobranchiata, and P.

phyllopogon) with no dorsal spots on the head and a. Get this from a library. The future of Antarctic research: hearing before the Subcommittee on Basic Research of the Committee on Science, U.S. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, second session, J [United States.

Congress. House. Committee on Science. Subcommittee on Basic Research.]. Antarctica - Antarctica - Economic resources: The search for economic resources led to the first sustained human interaction in Antarctica. Most early Antarctic expeditions through the 19th century had either direct or indirect economic incentives.

For some expeditions, the search for new trading routes was the objective; for others, the objective was the opening of new fur-sealing grounds or. The comprehensive reassessment of whale stocks by the International Whaling Commission in and problems with ratification of the Antarctic Minerals Regime attest to the importance of Antarctic matters at present.

The book will stimulate scientific activity in the region and serve as a handbook for future research. The West Antarctic Ice Sheet is an icy wilderness, flat and white in every direction. Most of Antarctica looks like this; windy, hostile and bitterly cold.

Which view of the future. The future of Antarctic scientific research - Volume 29 Issue - David J. Drewry Please note, due to essential maintenance online purchasing will not be possible between and BST on. For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station—located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica’s Weddell Sea—has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer.

Since the station’s establishment inthere have been six Halley stations, each. The first Antarctic and Southern Ocean Science Horizon Scan (the Scan) 20 was based on wide consultation with the community to develop a collective, international view of the most important future directions in Antarctic research, 21 A final list of 80 highest priority questions, distilled from nearly 1, questions submitted by the community, was agreed at a retreat attended by An interesting and unique book that takes six expeditions from the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration.

Scott, andAmundsenShackleton and and Mawsonand considers them sometimes alone and sometimes in comparison. Recent research has shown that while large fauna and flowering plants in the Antarctic are scarce, there are considerable levels of marine and.

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.

Mission. ITU PolReC's mission is to research on the future of the Antarctic region for developing our country’s visibility and have a say in international area and, at the same time, act as an interface between researchers in ITU and other universities of Turkey with national or international scientific, research, development, industrial bodies and authorities.

In order to reconstruct the past water depths, the experts gathered geoscientific field data from 40 years of Antarctic research, which they then combined in a computer model of the Southern Ocean.Complete summary of Kim Stanley Robinson's Antarctica. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Antarctica.Antarctic ice sheets, monitoring of the Southern Ocean beyond the Antarctic landmass must surely play a major role in future Treaty activities.

The impact of Antarctic ice melt is global.