Antarctic ecozone

Examining Antarctica: A geological record of the
DigitalCommons@University of Nebraska - Lincoln. Examining Antarctica: A geological record of the last 14 million years of Antarctic climate and tectonic history from ANDRILL McMurdo Ice Shelf Project. ... During the Southern Hemisphere's last summer, between October 29 and December 26, about 80 researchers, drillers, educators and support staff from four nations met in Antarctica to drill deeper than ever before into the Antarctic continental margin.
Antarctic Ice Cores and Environmental Change
That's right - the driest ! Antarctica is a desert. The annual precipitation of snow, averaged across the continent, is about 30 centimetres, which is equivalent to about 10 centimetres of water. In some locations as little as 2 centimetres (water equivalent) is recorded. Because of the low temperatures, however, there is little or no melt. Thus the snow has accumulated year after year for thousands of years and, with time, is compressed to ice to form the Antarctic ice sheet.
26 November
ABSTRACT: Seven Antarctic marine environments are examined with respect to their geology and to the skeletal remains of marine microorganisms. While all assemblages live in the same water mass, they vary significantly from place to pl ace. ... 2,100 miles of the periphery of Antarctica, extending through ca. 90° of longi-tude. This continental periphery is washed by the Circumpolar Countercurrent, an easterly current generated by prevailing winds and di-rected by Coriolis force.
Antarctica - ANU
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13 June
In search of the first Antarctic Avian
! • Over 100 million birds breed around the rocky Antarctic coastline and offshore island - Includes birds that conduct trans-hemispheric migrations down to Antarctica. !- Potential to facilitate movement of AIVs into and out of Antarctica. • A small number of studies have previously shown that some penguins and other birds in Antarctica have influenza A antibodies.
Electromagnetic Research in Antarctica
Electromagnetic Research in Antarctica. During the 1960s and 70s, a group of UW faculty members and graduate students carried out an extensive program of research to study radio wave propagation in the Antarctic ionosphere and terrain. As a part of that effort, electrical engineering professor Irene Peden and colleagues obtained the first quantitative information about the electromagnetic properties of the Antarctic ice sheet, data critical to communications and navigation in the south polar region.
30 December
Antarctica Research | Christine Siddoway
Participation in U.S. Antarctic Program : Siddoway’s work in Antarctica addresses the tectonic development of the active margin of East Gondwana, the geological evolution of Marie Byrd Land within the context of Mesozoic Gondwana, the development of the West Antarctic rift system, and the tectonic processes that led to breakup of the active ... A new current collaboration is with GNS Science, New Zealand, and the Polar Geospatial Center, USA, to develop Antarctic GEOMap, an online geological map resource for Antarctica.
11 February
Antarctica - Publications
Antarctica - Publications. Journal Articles. papers related to McMurdo Environmental Monitoring. Klein, A.G. Sweet, S.T., Wade, T.L. and Kennicutt, M.C.II. in revision. Spatial patterns of selected metals in the terrestrial environment at McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Antarctic Science.
15 June
Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctic Ocean
Antarctic, Antarctica, Antarctic Ocean. © 2003 The Associated Press All Rights Reserved.
30 March
Click on the continent to learn more about. Antarctica!
9 November
Antarctica and Argentina with Lois and Jason
Antarctica and Argentina. February 2 - 20, 2001. As our ship cast off from the dock at Ushuaia in Tierra del Fuego, Argentina to begin our voyage to the Antarctic Peninsula, we hear the dock hands call out "Have a good Drake." As we learned, that also is the common sign off between ships sailing the Antarctic or Southern Ocean. And for good reason. Crossing the Drake was just the beginning of our Antarctic adventure.
6 December
From its original formulation in 1990 the International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE) has had as its primary aim the collection and interpretation of a continental-wide array of environmental parameters assembled through the coordinated efforts of scientists from several nations. Because of the remoteness of the continent, Antarctica is an ideal location to monitor biogeochemical cycles and local-to-global scale climate change.
9 August
Antarctic Voyage Isidro Bosch's Account HomePage
On September 12, 1997, Isidro Bosch, SUNY Geneseo Biology professor, and David Krakowski, a Geneseo undergraduate student working with Dr. Bosch, embarked on a 7000 mile journey due south to the Antarctic continent. The trip took several days, by air to a port at the southern tip of Chile and then by ship from Chile to Palmer Station, Antarctica, a United States research station located on a large island off the coast of the Antarctic Peninsula (see map Image 1)...
20 August
Antarctica Is Gaining Ice
Land ice is the ice that has accumulated on Antarctica for thousands of years through snowfall, while sea ice generally forms in the salt-water ocean around Antarctica. In order to argue the point that Antarctica is gaining ice, one must know the facts. The Antarctic is gaining sea ice and has been since satellite measurements began about thirty years ago.
AntarcticInfo.htm | A Little About Antarctica
A Little About Antarctica. Antarctica is our southernmost continent, located primarily south of the Antarctic Circle (60°S). Looking at the continent using our standard globe it seems to provide a bottom cap, covering the South Pole. ... While the Antarctic continent ranks only fifth in size (larger than Europe and Australia), it is large enough to fit the full United States in its 5.4 million square miles (~14 million sq. km) size.
27 November
Caltech and the Antarctic program
phybical scieiice5 during the International Geophys-Year is the program in Antarctic seis~nologyD. uring IC^i there will he more first class seismograph stations in Antarctica than in all of South America. As many as five or six seismic field parties, using the best portable apparatus available from the petroleum industry, will be sounding the barren wastes of Antarctica, determining ice thickness and identifying tlie rocks beneath the ice.
Antarctica | Libraries | Colorado State University
This Web page has information on Antarctica."Speculation over the existence of a 'southern land' was not confirmed until the early 1820s when British and American commercial operators and British and Russian national expeditions began exploring the Antarctic Peninsula region and other areas south of the Antarctic Circle" (CIA World Factbook).
19 July
Antarctic Temperature
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2 August
Antarctic Log
Peter Suber, Antarctic Log. This is the log of my trip to Antarctica in January of 1996. It's easier to click "Back" and begone than to feign interest during a slide show, so please don't hang around just to be polite. The picture above shows an iceberg with a natural arch in the open sea west of the Briscoe Islands. The top of the berg is about 150 feet above the water line.
23 November
Antarctica's Links with Tasmania
Antarctica's Links with Tasmania at the beginning of the twenty-first century are many, but were once far more intimate. Some 600 million years ago, and until 55 million years ago, Tasmania was neatly tucked into the coastline of North Victoria Land before plate tectonics broke up the super-continent of Gondwana. James Cook nearly saw the Great South Land. Instructed to explore the south, he crossed the Antarctic Circle three times during 1773 and 1774.
22 October
ANTARCTICA. UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: Science for a changing world. ... The potential sea-level rise after melting of the entire Antarctic ice sheet is estimated to be 73 m. In spite of its importance, the mass balance (the net volumetric gain or loss) of the Antarctic ice sheet is poorly known; it is not known whether the ice sheet is growing or shrinking.
2 December
South America. Antarctica.
30 December
Antarctic Dream
Original photo by Robert Perrin. Back.
8 May
Antarctic Ice Loss
However, Antarctica’s contribution to future sea level rise is far from certain. It is much too early to tell whether the variations found by Rignot capture the real behavior of the Antarctic ice sheets, whether they are natural, or whether they indicate a substantial (or even sustainable) increase in ice-melt. These uncertainties are highlighted in a just-published paper by Antarctic researchers Hugb Corr and David Vaughn (2008).
Antarctic Meteorites
Antarctic Meteorites. Although meteorites have been found in many places, the richest hunting ground for meteorite finds is the Antarctic ice sheet. This is not because more meteorites fall in Antarctica, but because they are easier to find and identify there.
24 January
The Antarctic Treaty | SCINI-Penguin
The Antarctic Treaty. Posted on October 19, 2013 by StacyKim. Howdy, this is Polar Bear B. I’m here to explain a little bit about why we study in Antarctica. ... The answer is a unique piece of international law called the Antarctic Treaty of 1959. This treaty was enacted after the significant research activities in Antarctica during the International Geophysical year of 1957, and was originally signed by twelve countries including the United States.
4 January
2013 Antarctic Blog
Antarctic Blog 2013. photograph © 2013 Lorena Lagos Pailla and Leticia Barrientos. Day 15: Last sampling day in Antarctica: the first report of Deschampsia on Ardley Island (5.3.2013). ... I would like to comment here on the sampling process that we were trained to use in Antarctica by the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH) in Punta Arenas before we even set foot in Antarctica.
3 December
Antarctic Ice
Will Antarctic ice loss continue at this rate? This is not obvious - Antarctica is a very high continent centered on the south pole and therefore surrounded by a powerful polar atmospheric cell which communicates little with the warmer air to the north (this is not true of Greenland, which is farther from the pole and has a different climate and communication outside the north atmospheric Polar Cell).
1 January
Antarctic Peninsula
Antarctic Peninsula 63° S to 75° S, 57° W to 65° W. ... Pack ice present throughout the year. Vegetation of mosses, lichens and green algae richest on islands off the west coast. Vascular plants, the grass Deschampsia antarctica and the cushion plant Colobanthus crassifolius, occur in sheltered locations as far south as Neny Island, 68° 13'.
7 July
Antarctica | Academics | University of Colorado Denver
Antarctica, situated in the southern hemisphere and almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, is the fifth largest continent in area, with 98% of its land mass covered by ice. ... Antarctica Wind Farm - the world’s southern-most wind-farm is being built by New Zealand-based Meridian Energy at Crater Hill, Ross Island, Antarctica to power the needs of New Zealand’s Scott Base as well as the American McMurdo Station.
19 January
Admiral Byrd and Antarctica
Born into an aristocratic Virginia family in 1888, Richard E. Byrd served in and worked with the Navy for nearly 45 yeras to become one of the most active explorers of the Antarctic. Byrd began his career after graduating from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1912, when he learned to fly and explored the world. Byrd went on to gain international fame and recognition for his dedication to researching and preserving the unique environment in Antarctica.
19 May
Geology of Antarctica
The kids get to inspect rock and fossil specimens from the Antarctic.
9 June
The Antarctic Treaty System
Outline of Talk. 1. What does the Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) consist of? 2. Why do we call it a system? 3. Does other international law apply in Antarctica? 4. How do new States join ATS? ... Jill Barrett Arthur Watts Senior Research Fellow Public International Law. Legal definitions of Antarctica. • Antarctic Treaty boundary: 60 degrees South Latitude. The Antarctic Treaty 1959, ARTICLE VI. “The provisions of the present Treaty shall apply to the area south of 60? South ice shelves……..”
News | ECE | Virginia Tech
Read recent news from the Bradley Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
1 January
Index to Comic Art Collection: "Antarctic Press" (H-Z titles) to...
Michigan State University Libraries Special Collections Division Reading Room Index to the Comic Art Collection "Antarctic Press" (H-Z titles) to "Antchester". ... Antarctic Press. How to Draw Manga / with Ben Dunn. - - New York : Mud Puddle Books, 2004.
27 February
eric hiatt /Antarctica Links
Australian Antarctic Program. The British Antarctica Survey. Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), Cambridge University. National Snow and Ice Data Center. ... NASA's West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative. General Information: NASA's Global Change Master Directory. The America Museum of Natural History Antarctica page. Here is a great site about snow crystal formation and snow flakes.
6 September
2. Antarctica Prior to the Antarctic Treaty - A Historical...
The international agreements covering Antarctica are models of cooperation and joined purpose. Convening at the Beardmore South Field Camp, near the Transantarctic Mountains, the Polar Research Board studied the Antarctic Treaty System and its implications for improved relationships between countries.
10 October
Antarctic Circumpolar
Antarctic Circumpolar Current. C. Chen. General Physical Oceanography MAR 555. School for Marine Sciences and Technology Umass-Dartmouth. 1. MAR555 Lecture 9: Antarctic Circumpolar Current. 2. Antarctic Circumpolar Region prevails the eastward zonal wind. 30oW. 0o.
Amy Leventer - Geology Research in Antarctica
Crawford, A., Domack, E.W., and Leventer, A., 2012, Evidence for deposition within a pre-Holocene sub- glacial aquatic environment in the Greenpeace Trough, Antarctic Peninsula, SCAR Open Science Confer- ence, XXXII, Portland, Oregon. Allegra Bianchiani '14 (Amy Leventer) Late Holocene Diatom Record of Ice Advance and Re- treat In West Antarctic Peninsula, Antarctica.
21 April
Mike's Antarctic Blog 2009
Mike is in Antarctica, check out his blog in the "Notes from the Field" section. November 19, 2009. "The Antarctic Sun" profiles Dr. Emslie's Antarctic research project in two online articles. ... Mike Polito's Antarctic Blog 2009. Follow along with Mike as he travels to the Antarctic Peninsula to study penguins. Posts are in chronological order from the top.
2 December
Evanescent Light : Antarctica, Landscapes
Anti-crepuscular rays over Antarctic mountains. Sunset panorama over ice cap; Dorian Bay, Antarctica. ... Pink light on clouds: Antarctica. Cerulean ice floe at sunset: Antarctica. Sunset clouds over Errera Strait: Antarctica.
30 December
Antarctic and Arctic Search Coil Magnetometers
Our Antarctic and Arctic Search Coil Magnetometers program analyzes data from search coil magnetometers at the U.S. and British bases in Antarctica along with Iqaluit in Nunavut, Canada and Sondrestrom in Greenland.
6 January
Photoshop Workshops. Last Updated on April 25, 2005.
19 February
Antarctica– WashLaw Web
Antarctica law resource page with links to Antarctica environmental law, antarctica constitution, antarctic treaties, and more. ... Antarctica Treaty Online From the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD). Antarctica Protection of the Environment Laws and regulations from the Ministry of the Environment, Government of Japan.
29 September
Antarctica. Like the first men, fear plunges its axis through. Our scientists made a mistake.
15 April
Environment - What did the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 establish? Ice and Rock - What percentage of Antarctica is covered with Ice? Adaptations - Why does the Antarctic ocean have more life than the land? Global Barometer - Why is Antarctica considered the world's "barometer" (A barometer is a device used to measure atmospheric changes). Global Barometer - What do we learn from ice core samples?
19 April
Iwerks ® Film: Antarctica
v Antarctica’s dry valleys provide scientists with sites suitable for testing planetary probes under conditions approximating those of Mars. v Core samples of Antarctic ice help scientists unravel important clues about past global and climatic conditions and investigate past cooling and warming trends, as well as significant recent changes brought about, perhaps, by human activity on our planet. Sunshine State Standards Addressed: Kindergarten
READING GUIDE | Antarctic Explorer Map
Antarctica, A Guide to the Wildlife. 2013, PAPER, 160 PAGES, $25.99. Designed for the field, this compact handbook features all the species of birds, seals and whales the traveler is likely to encounter on an Antarctic voyage. (Item ANT30). Ron Naveen. ... With a map of the Antarctic continent on the reverse. (Item ANT128). Sebastian Copeland. Antarctica, A Call to Action. 2008, hard cover, 96 pages, $2.00.
Antarctic Ozone Hole
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27 April
POLAR Link Page | Antarctica
Composite Gazetteeer of Antarctica. Antarctica Data Base - Geographic Names Information System. Geographical names of the Antarctic. The Antarctic and Southern Ocean Coalition. Instituto Antartico Chileno. Antarctic Telecommunications Program. COMNAP - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs. The SCAR Global Change Programme.
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antarctica PartOf antarctic. antarctic InstanceOf frigid zone. ... Antarctic is a translation of Antarctagh. antarctic RelatedTo ecozone.
20 May
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13 September
Antarctic FAQ
No one lives in Antarctica on a permanent basis. The Antarctic Treaty guarantees that Antarctica is to be used for "peaceful purposes and for scientific research". This means that no one can have Antarctica as their permanent mailing address. Only scientists are allowed to spend any time there. There are over 5,000 scientists and support staff from 27 different countries in Antarctica during the Antarctic summer season.
5 April
Antarctic Bestiary - Terrestrial
Here are some of the terrestrial animals we’ve encountered on the Antarctic Peninsula: Belgica antarctica —. ... Ixodes uriae —. A parasitic tick (an Arachnid, in the same class as spiders and mites). It feeds on the blood of Antarctic and Arctic seabirds, including penguins, petrels, and Arctic and Antarctic terns. These ticks are found at high latitudes in both hemispheres.
19 April
The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by 12 countries. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone. ... Most of Antarctica is located south of the Antarctic Circle, surrounded by the Southern Ocean. It is the southernmost land mass and comprises more than 14 million km?, making it the fifth-largest continent.
2 December
Antarctic Weather
Antarctic Weather. Cold. Most of Antarctica is a high, flat plateau of ice covered in snow throughout the year. ... The strong winds of Antarctica are called katabatics, formed by cold, dense air flowing out from the polar plateau of the interior down the steep vertical drops along the coast. It is at the steep edge of Antarctica that the strong katabatic winds form as cold air rushes over the land mass.
31 July
Article I | 1959 antarctic treaty
1959 ANTARCTIC TREATY. b) scientific personnel shall be exchanged in Antarctica between expeditions and stations; c) scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall be exchanged and made freely available. ... No new claim, or enlargement of an existing claim, to territorial sovereignty in Antarctica shall be asserted while the present Treaty is in force. ARTICLE V. 1. Any nuclear explosions in Antarctica and the disposal there of radioactive waste material shall be prohibited.
Increasing Antarctic Sea Ice under Warming Atmospheric...
Significant climate changes observed in the Antarctic include the increase in surface air temperature (SAT). SAT over the Antarctic as a whole has increased by 0.5°C in the last 50 yr (Jacka and Budd 1998), which appears to be part of a global SAT warming trend in recent years (e.g., Alley et al. ... The lat-est aircraft and satellite laser-altimeter observations in-dicate an increased thinning of glaciers and accelerated rise of sea level from western Antarctica (Thomas et al.
Lesson 2. Antarctic Oceanography
Antarctica's cold, thick hard covering, called an ice sheet, began to form 25 million years ago. Approximately 98% of Antarctica is covered by ice. Antarctica actually changes size – during the summer months (October-March), the coastal ice melts and Antarctica ... Sinking marine snow in the Antarctic is primarily made up of algae and so it is an important source of organic carbon and silica to the deep Antarctic waters and the sediments. The silica is contained in the tiny algal cell skeletons that are of intricate shape and design.
Antarctic Convergence. 40. the United States have reserved the right to do so) and they do not recognize the claims of the other countries. ... Bentley Subglacial Trench (lowest point in Antarctica, -2540 m). Marie Byrd Land. Ross.
Antarctic Wildlife
The Antarctic continent is a harsh environment for life. The temperature on most of the mainland never rises above freezing and the continent is covered in ice. Only some hardy lichens are able to survive inland. However, the Southern Ocean surrounding Antarctica is one of the most amazing ecosystems on earth and is home to a variety of incredible creatures.
18 July
ICE :: Antarctica
c. scientific observations and results from Antarctica shall be exchanged and made freely available. Indeed, perhaps because of Antarctica's uniquely harsh climate and the small community of Antarctic scientists who constantly oversee scientific activity, the conditions allow for relatively simple monitoring of this Protocol (though further research, perhaps interviews of Antarctic scientists, may provide robust support for this claim).
11 August
Scott joins Corinthian’s roster of experienced and knowledgeable experts on Antarctica’s bird life, sea life, geology, and glaciology, who will also travel with us and enlighten us on our adventure via lectures, presentations, and on-site nature observation. This superb voyage enables us to discover Antarctica’s wonders from the comfort of the 100-guest, all-suite Corinthian, one of the most luxurious small ships plying Antarctic waters.
Antarctica is Earth's southernmost continent, overlying the South Pole. It is situated in the southern hemisphere, almost entirely south of the Antarctic Circle, and is surrounded by the Southern Ocean. ... The Antarctic Treaty was signed in 1959 by twelve countries; to date, forty-six countries have signed the treaty. The treaty prohibits military activities and mineral mining, supports scientific research, and protects the continent's ecozone.
12 October
Activity 2: All About Antarctica Students learn basic information about Antarctica and compare the continent to the places where they live. 12. Seal for Breakfast? Activity 3: What’s on Your Plate? Students compare the nutritional value and variety of their own meals to those eaten by the early Antarctic explorers.
Antarctica, fifth largest of the earth's seven continents, located almost entirely south of latitude 66°30' south (the Antarctic Circle), and surrounding the South Pole. ... The true boundary of Antarctica is not the coastline of the continent itself but the Antarctic Convergence, which is a sharply defined zone in the southern extremities of the Atlantic, Indian, and Pacific oceans between about latitude 48° south and latitude 60° south.
31 December
Antarctica. Once in a lifetime/once in a century. Celebrating the Centennial of the Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition. ... Dear Bryn Mawr alumnae/i and friends, When it comes to Antarctica, our mission is twofold: first, to enable you to experience, not merely see, this remarkable place. We bring you into direct contact with Antarctica’s vast and teeming penguin rookeries.
Planning Your Trip
kinds of facts, then Antarctica is the continent for you. When to Go. T. 3 he seasons in the southern hemisphere are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere. Summertime in Antarctica is November, December, and January. Wintertime is June, July, and August. ... In an Antarctic winter, the sun never rises. 4 For much of the year, Antarctica is surrounded by ice. In the dead of winter, the sea.
Southern Hemisphere Sea Ice Area
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7 February
For her research and service she was awarded the US Congressional Polar Medal for Scientific Service in Antarctica and an Antarctic mountain was named in her honor. Nevada artist and naturalist Sharon K. Schafer has worked extensively in the Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Islands as an artist-in-residence, photographer and videographer. Her paintings and photographs of the Antarctic region have been exhibited in museums across the country.
Polar Discovery :: Antarctica :: Introduction
The icebreaker Laurence M. Gould noses through the LeMaire Strait in Antarctica during a Dive & Discover expedition in early 2006. Photo by Kate Madin, WHOI. Most people know that Antarctica is the coldest place on Earth, but did you know it is the world's largest desert? That huge volcanoes can be found here? Or a lake the size of Lake Ontario is locked beneath the ice?
25 December
Explore Antarctica!
The unit accompanies the exhibit Antarctica – Pioneering American Explorations of the Frozen Continent at the Museum of Texas Tech University open January 30th to December 20th. The exhibition highlights expeditions into the unknown of Antarctica and Texas Tech University’s own Dr. F. Alton Wade. ... Give each student an “Exploring Antarctica” handout. Have students read the timeline to learn about the history of Antarctic exploration and answer the questions.
Origins: Antarctica: Place: Antarctic Treaty (1) | Exploratorium
Antarctica is governed by the Antarctic Treaty, written in 1959 and adopted in 1961, which has been signed by 27 countries. Another 17 countries have agreed to abide by the Treaty in order to participate in research being done in Antarctica. The treaty requires (among other things) that information is shared openly among researchers, that science done in Antarctica is for peaceful, non-commercial purposes, and that no weapons development or testing takes place.
13 September
Antarctic sea ice: seasonal and long-term changes
In late summer (February-March) the areal extent of sea ice around Antarctica is about 4 106 km2. Some coastlines, in particular south of Africa (0-70?E), are entirely ice-free in some years. The ice-covered area increases in autumn at times when passing weather ... Res., Oceans, submitted. Murphy, E. and J. King 1997. Icy message from the Antarctic. Nature, 389, 20-1. Antarctic Co-operative Research Centre, Hobart 1997. New technique to measure the Antarctic sea ice. Report on the Australian Research Centres, p.12.
12 August
Plants of the Arctic and Antarctic — Polar Plants — Beyond...
There are only two native vascular plants in Antarctica: Antarctic hair grass and Antarctic pearlwort. These species are found in small clumps near the shore of the west coast of the Antarctic Peninsula, where temperatures are milder and there is more precipitation. ... Lichens can tolerate very cold temperatures, and thus can live where true plants cannot. Lack of water, not cold temperatures, is the largest concern, and lichens deal with this problem by living in cracks between rocks. Antarctic lichen.
21 September
Antarctic Maps | Polar Geospatial Center
We offer both our own maps of Antarctica, and hundreds of historic maps scanned and archived by the PGC. AAD. ... Antarctic Reference. (2 maps). 1:1M Air Operations Planning Map.
17 July
The Antarctic Coastal Current
The Antarctic coastal zone shares some similarities with other coastal zones, but is dominated by relatively unusual aspects. First of all, location of the "coast" changes dramatically on an annual basis, because sea-ice extends hundreds of kilometers from the land in winter, before melting back to close to the shore in summer. ... Secondly, the coastal shelf sorrounding Antarctica is relatively narrow and deep.
2 December
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2 December
Taken in Duse Bay, Antarctica, January 1999. Plaza Hotel, which is located on the Alameda, a main thoroughfare of the city, and within walking distance from the center of the city. (The street is also called Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins, a name reflecting the European influ-ence. ... The town of Ushuaia itself is growing rapidly, partly because of the increase in tourism to the Antarctic and partly because the Argentinian government wants to have a significant presence in Tierra del Fuego. Nonetheless, it is an isolated, rather desolate...
UAB - CAS - Antarctica - Home
Antarctic Sun article about 2010 expedition. Lost Antarctica Book Site. National Science Foundation Office of Polar Programs ... Well Julie wrote that many hands make lighter work implying that fewer hands make heavier work. As such now short two team members to do the lab work and the field work it was long ago decided that we would wrap up the virtual UAB in Antarctica on or about the day Chuck sails.
25 February
The ongoing Antarctic project is part of a new scientific initiative dedicated to observing the polar regions in a changing world. “One critical question – maybe the most important question in this part of the world – is the long-term or short-term viability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which has about as much ice as in all of Greenland,” said Dr. Rick Aster. “In both Greenland and Antarctica, the ocean is getting warmer and that is affecting interaction between the ice sheet and the ocean, which increases the delivery of...
1 February
Antarctica. Antarctic Treaty. ... Abstract Suggested resources for the Penn Alumni Travel excursion to Antarctica. See the Library Guide for this bibliography here. Keywords antarctica, bibliography, penn, alumni, travel, readings, guidebooks Comments Atkins, K. (2014).
Some territories in Antarctica are the French Southern Territories, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands and McDonald Island. Location: Antarctica is the southern most part of the world. ... 98% of the continent is covered by the worlds largest ice sheet, the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Because of this, Antarctica is always changing. Population: There are no residents of Antarctica. However, scientists make long trips to Antarctica to complete studies.
4 April
The antarctic treaty
The Antarctic Treaty, the earliest of the post-World War II arms limitation agreements, has significance both in itself and as a precedent. It internationalized and demilitarized the Antarctic Continent and provided for its cooperative exploration and future use. ... By the 1950s seven nations -- Argentina, Australia, Chile, France, New Zealand, Norway, andthe United Kingdom -- claimed sovereignty over areas of Antarctica, on the basis of discovery, exploration, or geographic propinquity.
23 December
Chapter | Figure 2-l—Antarctic Territorial Claims
2-1, Antarctic Treaty Nations **. .* * . . ... . 45. Chapter 2. U.S. Involvement in Antarctica and the Origin of the Minerals Convention. SUMMARY. The United States has a long history as a leader in Antarctic exploration and research. It has also influenced the development of the Antarctic Treaty System, The 1959 Antarctic Treaty is largely a product of U.S. efforts.
Boston University Antarctic Research Group
Dr. David Marchant leads the Antarctic Research Group at Boston University. Along with graduate and undergraduate students, David travels to Antarctica as part of his NSF and NASA funded research. Check out our new outreach program, BURECS, funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
10 August
Antarctica – Imagined Geographies
Today’s Antarctic region once as hot as California, Florida
Today the average annual South Pacific sea temperature near Antarctica is about 0 degrees Celsius. These ancient ocean temperatures were not uniformly distributed throughout the Antarctic ocean regions — they were higher on the South Pacific side of Antarctica — and researchers say this finding suggests that ocean currents led to a temperature difference. “By measuring past temperatures in different parts of Antarctica...
22 April
Antarctica. spacer. The Iceberg Lab. Antarctic Surface Water.
5 December
ANTARCTICA. Antarctic and antarctic biology and research have fascinated marine biologists for many years. While much of the Antarctic biota contains representatives that are familiar to us, the realm is very much isolated from the rest of the ocean, and several groups are confined to this southern end of the planet. It may surprise you that the Antarctic benthos is very diverse and extraordinarily beautiful, despite the extreme cold.
26 November
[Law enforcement in Antarctica is complicated by uncertainties regarding sovereignty and jurisdiction. In line with the usual practice of the Antarctic Treaty parties, Australia has generally refrained from enforcing its legislation for the Australian Antarctic Territory against foreigners. Recent litigation that attempts to enforce Australian whale protection laws against Japanese whalers in Antarctica represents a challenge to this traditional approach.
Southern ocean-antarctic circumpolar current. characteristics of the water, not land boundaries. John Klinck, Old Dominion University, Center for The northern edge of the Southern Ocean is marked. ... South of the southern bound-ary of the ACC are polar gyres Rlling the Weddell and Ross seas, which are not part of the ACC. Drake Passage opened about 30 million years ago as South America and Antarctica separated allowing. 0005.
Blood Falls, Antarctica - MicrobeWiki
Blood Falls, Antarctica is a subglacier outflow that hosts a habitat of microbes. Blood Falls is able to be seen due to the interactions between Taylor Glacier and Lake Bonney. The subglacier outflow...
9 April
Antarctica 2013
18 October
Antarctic Team :: Abstract
Greetings! Welcome to the Antarctic's Team web site. This site documents the research that we've conducted during the 2011 - 2012 academic school year. Feel Free to Navigate.
25 July
Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern...
The Antarctic region is both an important influence on Earth’s processes and a unique environment from which to monitor global changes. In this report, the Committee highlighted several areas of scientific research in the Antarctic region that will be important over the next two decades. These include work to better understand changes in the ice sheets of Antarctica that can contribute to global sea level rise, the contributions of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean to the global climate system...
4 January
Antarctica. Click on image for full size view... Trans-Antarctic Mountains. Iceberg off the coast of Antarctica. The N. B. Palmer (and me!)
10 March
Ecology Law Quarterly | 17. Antarctic Treaty, supra note 1, art.
Japan and the Antarctic Treaty System. ChristopherC. Joyner*. INTRODUCTION. Japan, in recent years, has attained prominence in shaping the course of Antarctic affairs. This commentary addresses three sets of fun-damental questions in Japan's contemporary South Pole policies. ... 3. Question of Antarctica: Study Requested under GeneralAssembly Resolution 38/77, Report by the Secretary-GeneralPartTwo: Views ofStates, at 102, U.N. Doc.
My Antarctica
Antarctica Kim Stanley Robinson Bantam 1998 First you fall in love with Antarctica, and then it breaks your heart. Time on ice: a winter voyage to Antarctica Deborah Shapiro & Rolf Bjelke McGraw-Hill 1998 Sailing, frozen in on peninsula, sailing back. Mind over matter Ranulph Fiennes First team to man-haul across the continent. Terra Incognita: travels in Antarctica Sara Wheeler Random House 1996 ``You wait. Everyone has an Antarctic.''
9 December
Named in 1902 by Otto Nordenskjold after his ship
Antarctic Sound “Iceberg Alley”. “You never forget your first iceberg. The mass of drifting ice that dwarfs your ship is so beautiful, yet so improbable looking, that you simply gaze in wonder. ... Antarctic Sound. Esperanza Station (Argentina) Hope Inlet, Antarctica.
near their base, Novolazarevskaya; Antarctica's third, a pallasitic stony iron in two pieces, was picked up in 1961 on ice in a moraine below Mt. Wrather in the Thiel Mts. by geologists of the U.S. Geological Survey; and the fourth, an iron, was discovered in 1964 in the Neptune Mts. by geologists of the U.S. Geological Survey. At first glance, there was nothing to recommend the antarctic continent as a place where one could find many meteorites.
Antarctic Biology Training Program | University of San...
The United States National Science Foundation (NSF) will sponsor the 11th Antarctic Biology Training Program (for early career scientists) at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, in January 2018. The program is a collaboration between the University of San Francisco and the University of Southern California; and has a proven record of introducing participants to Antarctic science under realistic field conditions...
2 November
A Brief History of Antarctica
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31 October
Part 1 of our Antarctica Experience: Patriot Hills
At least for a short period, she can see along the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula, some pack ice and icebergs and nearby a mountain range. A little later, our camera starts playing up and refuses to take more pictures. ... Further away is the camping area for the self-supported groups, who only use ALE for overall logistics. Most of these are climbers bound for the nearby mountain range that includes Mount Vinson, the “highest” peak on Antarctica, a matter which is currently under dispute.
4 December
Type: Antarctic Treaty Summary: The Antarctic Treaty, signed on 1 December 1959 and entered into force on 23 June 1961, establishes the legal framework for the management of Antarctica. Administration is carried out through consultative member meetings - the 18th Antarctic Treaty Consultative Meeting was in Japan in April 1993.
12 February
Antarctic Circle | COSMOS
The Antarctic Circle is a parallel of latitude on the Earth at approximately 66.5 degrees south of the equator. ... Observers further south than the Antarctic Circle will see the Sun remain above the horizon for many days, and at the South Pole, there is a six-month ‘day’ that starts on the autumnal equinox changing to a six-month ‘night’ on the vernal equinox.
12 September
Aerial ‘OktoKopter’
Aerial ‘OktoKopter’ to map Antarctic moss :: Australian Antarctic Division. Home > About Antarctica > Australian Antarctic Magazine > Issue 19: 2010 >. Aerial ‘OktoKopter’ to map Antarctic moss. Polar regions are experiencing rapid and severe climatic shifts with major changes in temperature, wind speed and UV-B radiation already observed in Antarctica.
Antarctica 2/23/2009 *Norway's Royal Navy will resume searching for Antarctic explorer Roald Amundsen's Latham 47 flying boat. 2/24/2009 *NASA's Orbiting Carbon Observatory lands in the Pacific Ocean near Antarctica after failing to reach Earth's orbit. 2/25/2009 *Antarctica's subglacial Gamburtsev Mountain Range is mapped.
2 October
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6 February
Open Collections Program: Expeditions and Discoveries...
FEATURED EXPEDITIONS. Albatross Expeditions to the Pacific, 1891, 1899–1900, 1904–1905. Carnegie Institution/Peabody Museum Expeditions to Kaminaljuyu, Guatemala, 1935–1953. Harvard College Observatory Expedition: Boyden Station, Arequipa, Peru, 1889...
20 December
MARC Gorunumu: Antarctica
Seri Bilgileri: Arctic region and Antarctica issues and research. ... Nitosh Kumar Brahma -- Navigation with global positioning system in Antarctic Circle / Rajesh Tiwari, Smita Tiwari, P.K. Purohit, and A.K. Gwal.
14 February
Vinson Massif, Antarctica: I Chose to Climb
The Antarctic ice cap contains about 70% of the world's fresh water. The largest land animal in Antarctica is an insect, a wingless midge (Belgica Antarctica), less than 1.3 cm long. Antarctica is a desert - the coldest desert on Earth. Dogs have been banned from Antarctica to protect the seal population. The temperature in Antarctica once dropped 65° F in 12 minutes.
8 December
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
"Science in Antarctica: Studying the Historic Huts of the. Heroic Era of Antarctic Exploration". ... An overall picture of biodiversity and capability of functioning in the Antarctic environment has now been discerned from the study of the Antarctic historic huts environment. This basic information is essential if conservation plans for the long-term preservation of the huts and artefacts are to be successful.
SAN JOSE STATE UNIVERSITY ECONOMICS DEPARTMENT Thayer Watkins. Antarctica. SJSU Economics dept home page.
17 February
Antarctic Plate
Antarctic Plate. Steven Dutch, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay First-time Visitors: Please visit Site Map and Disclaimer. Use "Back" to return here. ... These include places where plates are simply sliding past one another, places where motions are too complex to portray simply, and places where new plate boundaries may be forming. Antarctica was part of eastern Gondwanaland along with Madagascar, India and Australia.
31 May
Robotic search for antarctic meteorites
Antarctic Meteorite Demonstration for January 1998. Antarctica97-98 SPECTROSCOPY Experiment. Liam Pedersen. Robotic search for antarctic meteorites: 1997 technology demonstration at patriot hills. ... Through tireless investigation in the harsh Antarctic environment and using computer sensing to search above and below the ice surface, robots could explore regions of Antarctica to find otherwise undetected meteorites.
Carbon monoxide in the antarctic atmosphere: Observations
Progress towards a quantitative understanding of antarctic ozone depletion. Nature, 347, 347-354. Carbon monoxide in the antarctic atmosphere: Observations of decreasing concentrations. M.A.K. KI-IAUL and R.A. RASMUSSEN, Global Change Research Center, Department of ... To determine trends and other 42 features of trace gases in Antarctica, we first calcu-late monthly average concentrations. Concentra-- tions of CO in Antarctica are reported in the table as 44 a composite of the three experiments discussed.
Antarctic Summer
Palmer Station is a U.S. scientific research station focused on marine biology. They will be spending the Antarctic Summer participating in this year's collection of data at the National Science Foundation's Antarctic Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) site. During their 6 months in the Antarctic, they will be working as the phytoplankton/bio-optics component of the Palmer, Antarctica, Long-Term Ecological Research project (PAL-LTER) program.
27 July
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7 March
Aurora Forecast | Geophysical Institute
Weather permitting, low-level displays will be visible overhead from Macquarie Island, Australia and the Japanese antarctic Syowa Station, and visible low on the southern horizon from Halley Bay, Antarctica.
4 December
The Pal?ogeographical Relations of Antarctica by Charles...
According to Ortmann, first Rutimeyer definitely proposed radiation from Antarctica as the solution of the problem (Rutimeyer, 'Ueber die Herkunft unserer Thierwelt,' 1867, p. 15). Our knowledge of this subject was much advanced by Dr. H. O. Forbes (Forbes, Roy. ... 1896, p. 278); and that the last Antarctic phase as reflected by these might be expressed in arms reaching on one side to Tasmania, on the other to Cape Horn, while previous phases may have been represented by other rays extending to New Zealand...
2 February
Antarctic conservation - Monash University
19 July
Antarctica Sled
Antarctica Sled. Instrumentation and survey support equipment being transported for Seismic survey of Trans-Antarctic Mountains (TAMSEIS). ... File name: Antarctica_Sled.jpg. Owner: Admin. Dimensions: 3510 x 2370 px. Tags: field, PASSCAL, antarctica, TAMSEIS.
7 September
Warming in Antarctica Tied to Changes in the Atlantic
Scientists have long known that the Antarctic Peninsula in West Antarctica is subject to climate change. ... So, for this paper, researchers focused on the Atlantic, which had been overlooked as a force behind Antarctic climate change. It is remarkable that the recent 30-year trend in North Atlantic Ocean warming is driving climate change in West Antarctica, Holland said.
18 May
The Antarctic Dictionary, A Complete Guide To Antarctic English by Bernadette Hince was published by CSIRO Publishing, Australia in 2000. This work has been meticulously researched, with more than 15,000 quotations from about a thousand different sources, giving the reader a unique insight into the language of Antarctica. The world's most isolated continent has spawned some of the most unusual words in the English language.
Antarctica hosts access to the tangible past, with ice-cores working as an archive of the earth’s climate memory. However, our constructed cultural memories of Antarctica are more difficult to read, and our records of the past were written with an eye to their legacy for the future. Rebecca Hunt’s 2014 novel, Everland, critiques Antarctic exploration legacy as a way of remembering and learning from the past.
6 February
CARA Education and Outreach: Cold Facts about Antarctica.
Many people think of Antarctica as a windy place. That is true, but only near the edges of the continent. At a coastal location, like Australia's Mawson Base, winds average 40 km per hour, with week-long blizzards bringing winds in excess of 80 km per hour and gusts up to 190 ... There the winds almost always blow from the same direction - the compass quadrant containing Dome A, the highest point on the Antarctic Plateau. At Dome A, typical wind speeds are less than a few km per hour, making it possibly the calmest place on Earth.
19 July
Antarctica 2008-2009
28 July
University using new tech to record Antarctic Ocean, ice temps
"The ice shelves serve as the 'corks' holding the large glaciers of west Antarctica from sliding into the ocean and raising sea level." "The melting of the ice shelves from below by warmer ocean water represents a critical unknown in the assessment of Antarctic ice sheet collapse and the potential for very rapid sea level rise around the world. This will allow us to assess the potential for collapse," he explained.
27 March
Tagging Whales in the Antarctic Seas
We’re on our way home. A week ago the Gould arrived at Palmer Station and we were reunited with Dave, Ari […] Posted by Andy Read on Feb 9, 2015 in Antarctica - 2015 | Comments Off on Almost home… A Little More Antarctic Wildlife. One of the best things about working down here in the Antarctic is the abundance and approachability of wildlife. […]
21 August
Antarctic Water Paintings
Antarctic Water Paintings. Overview: Students draw pictures of life in the Antarctic waters and learn about evaporation. Ages: 5 – 10. Time: 30 minutes. Materials Required: water, salt, food coloring, paper cups & white paper. ... with. • Ask students to draw pictures of what they might see on a Scuba expedition in Antarctica. Make a. list of the fish and birds that inhabit Antarctica and its waters. Some include penguins, seals, starfish, squid, toothfish, and whales. • Let dry.
The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS)
The Convention of the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources is there to protect the “the integrity of the ecosystem of the seas surrounding Antarctica, and to conserve Antarctic marine living resources.” (Environmental Treaties and Resource Indicators). The Protection of the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1991 postponed the oil and mineral exploration for 50 years in order to preserve and protect the Antarctic.
26 November
Antarctica for Global
Antarctica for Global Climate. Sea Ice Mass Balance in the Antarctic (SIMBA) International Polar Year 2007. ... Study of Antarctic Sea Ice. • Antarctica: – First recorded expedition Edmond Halley – HMS Paramore (1699 – 1700) – icebergs. – Captian James Cook (1772-1775) encountered pack ice in southern journey.
Antarctica works as living global warming
"And one of the key things is finding the warm periods, because we are going into a warming phase now." Powell is one of the chief scientists on the ANDRILL project -- shorthand for Antarctic Geologic. Drilling Program -- where a massive drill burrows down about 80 metres of sea ice, 830 metres of. The Star Online > Worldupdates. December 10,2006. Antarctica works as living global warming laboratory.
Remote sensing antarctica.
19 March
How did we find out about Antarctica? / Isaac Asimov ; illustrated by David Wool. Call Number: 998 As42h. Series: Asimov, Isaac, 1920- How did we find out--series. Summary: Describes the geography of the Antarctic regions and the history of their discovery and exploration.
15 July
Antarctica photos-Cagan Sekercioglu
ANTARCTICA. © 2000 Cagan H. Sekercioglu-All rights reserved Photos published on this site cannot be copied or used for commercial purposes without permission. ... Gentoo penguin feeding its chick, Antarctic Peninsula. Getting around in Antarctica, Paradise Bay, Antarctic Peninsula. Diving humpback whale, Antarctica.
30 March
The Antarctic Polar Vortex
We study the flow near the Antarctic polar vortex via dynamical systems methods. The meandering jet configuration of the flow suggests that a chaotic advection mechanism may be at work. However, the finite-time nature of the system and the flow complexity make it difficult to apply the previously developed theory directly.
18 April
12 August
Science 219 | Freezing of Antarctica Replay
Freezing of Antarctica Replay.
5 May
To Mars via Antarctica
Antarctica, like Mars, has remote and hostile locations that are difficult for humans to explore but can be reached by sophisticated robots. One NASA activity now underway, the Antarctic Space Analog Program (ASAP), is using Antarctica as a test bed for space technologies, equipment and procedures that may be used to explore the Moon and Mars. Jointly sponsored by NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), the ASAP is an ongoing program that uses Antarctica ("the last place on Earth"...
These are pictures of field work in West Antarctica, near Ice-stream B, around McMurdo, and on an icebreaker offshore Antarctica south of Chile. Click on the menu to the left for different pages of Photos. Up Bravo (Upstream B) was a remote camp on ice stream "B" that feeds the Ross Ice Shelf.
24 September
Scientists find evidence for groundwater in Antarctica's Dry...
Beneath Antarctica's ice-free McMurdo Dry Valleys lies a salty aquifer that may support previously unknown microbial ecosystems and retain evidence of ancient climate change, according to a new study published April 28 in Nature Communications. ... The team found evidence that brines flow towards the Antarctic coast from roughly 18 kilometers (11 miles) inland, eventually discharging into the Southern Ocean.
29 April

Antarctica and Neogene Global Climate Change

Assess the quality and quantity of data on Cenozoic climate history from the Antarctic region; for example, describe the stratigraphic completeness and spatial distribution of sampling sites for the Neogene in and around Antarctica. Interpret simple geologic maps and cross sections, and describe the geology, glaciology, and geography of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.
9 September
Antarctica Archives - Blogs from VIMS Antarctic Research
Limacina helicina antarctica. Dr. Steinberg has been using Antarctic Krill, Euphausia superba, and gelatinous salps, Salpa thompsoni, to conduct fecal pellet experiments as a way to measure zooplankton contribution to carbon flux (through poop!) in the WAP. Her Ph.D. student, Tricia, is also conducting experiments with an open ocean snail called a pteropod.
4 December
Single-particle characterization of the Antarctic
Single-particle analysis (SPA) for the Antarctic aerosol characterization. * Majority of the particles consist of sea-salts (>94%) and some transformed particles include excess sulfate and methane sulfonate with sea-salt particles -by using laser microprobe mass spectrometry. ... • Sampling site: the King Sejong Station, a Korean scientific research station, the King George Island, Antarctica, Chile (62? 13? S, 58? 47 ? W).
Christmas at the South Pole: Conserving Sites of Antarctic...
© Antarctic Heritage Trust, “The last view of civilization, the last sight of fields, and trees, and flowers, had come and gone on Christmas Eve, 1901, and as the night fell, the blue outline of friendly New Zealand was lost to us in the northern twilight.” ... In December of 1901, Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s National Antarctic Expedition sailed aboard the three-masted Discovery toward the largely unexplored continent of Antarctica.
21 December
Antarctic Travel Experience Project
Join the Antarctic Travel Experience Project. We change the places we visit, but the places we visit change us more. This research project seeks to understand travelers' motivations for visiting Antarctica, and the lasting effects of their experiences after returning home. We invite you to participate. How does it work?
26 May
2 December
1998 Antarctic LDB Pictures
Flight. BOOMERANG was launched on December 29, 1998. For the next 10.5 days it floated slowly around the Antarctica at an altitude of 120,000 feet. We kept track of its status via a satellite link, and refined our observations as we analyzed the data that came through the link. Finally, after a complete circle, the payload was dropped by parachute to a spot about 50 km from the launch pad, for an easy recovery.
Research in Antarctica
Research in Antarctica By Joshua O Veliz. San Diego Miramar College Andrew Lowe, Biology 115. Abstract. Antarctica is isolated from the rest of humanity, hidden from any direct contact with human-made pollution. To travel there is harsh and brutal, a matter of life and death. ... Due to its hostile environment and the harshness it is to travel there, different countries came together to draft a treaty, On the first of December 1959, the Antarctic Treaty was signed in Washington by twelve countries.
The southernmost continent of Antarctica is the fifth largest continent and the coldest and driest place on earth. Antarctica separated from the southern tip of the South American continent approximately 30 million years ago and has been isolated since. ... These endemic animals are unique to Antarctica and include worms, molluscs, echinoderms, crustaceans and many others. However, some of the animals are able to live in both Antarctic and South American waters.
16 August
welcome | Institute of the Environment
Informing choices, advancing solutions. Harnessing the collaborative and interdisciplinary expertise at the University of Arizona and among our many partners, the Institute of the Environment links cutting-edge knowledge and know-how with real-world ...
10 August
eThemes - Continent: Antarctica
Continent: Antarctica Discuss this eTheme. Learn about life in Antarctica including the climate, explorers, animals, geographic features, and current scientific expeditions. Take a virtual tour of this cold continent and view 360-degree images. ... PBS: Antarctic Odyssey Report this link as broken? Click on "Shackleton's Expedition" to play "Escape from Antarctica," a short sailing game that demonstrates how explorers navigated before modern technology.
2 January
Antarctica Notebook - Catholic University
Stark beauty of the ice continent, Antarctica. I am grateful for the enthusiasm which many communicated to me about my Antarctic journey. One couple told their young child that I was at the South Pole for Christmas. The child’s question was, “Does Santa go to the South Pole?”
20 January
The Ortas’ collaborative endeavors are typically driven by their
The preamble to the 1959 Antarctic Treaty introduces us to this unique place:3. Recognizing that it is in the interest of all mankind that Antarctica shall continue for ever to be used exclusively for peaceful purposes and shall not become the scene or object of international discord; Acknowledging the substantial contributions to scientic knowledge resulting from international cooperation in scientic investigation in Antarctica
Tourism in Antarctica: History, Current Challenges
Tourism in the Antarctic has experienced rapid growth throughout the last fifteen years with over 30,000 people visiting the white continent during the 2005 - 2006 season. Such expansion offers a host of new activities for visitors to explore this immense wilderness, yet it brings considerable unease over the future of Antarctica. As of 1961, issues concerning the white continent have been dealt with under the Antarctic Treaty System, which has provided the forum for the discussion of numerous measures.
Antarctic landscapes
Antarctic landscapes in the souvenir and jewellery. Experience of Antarctica is unique and overwhelming and the phenomenon of the landscape and knowledge of its history continues to inspire artists and writers. Since Antarctica’s discovery and exploration both before and during the Heroic Age; explorers, expeditioners, artists and writers have attempted to record and visualise Antarctica.
Does Antarctic Glaciation
The modern global mean surface tempera-ture anomaly ( T ) induced by Antarctic Glaciation depends on the background CO2 levels and ranges from ?1.22 to ?0.18 K. The Eocene T is nearly constant at ??0.25 K. We calculate an climate sensitivity parameter S[Antarctica] which we dene as T divided by the change in effec-tive radiative forcing ( QAntarctica) which.
In Antarctica
In Antarctica. It’s 3:15 p.m. and the sun is setting at Anvers Island. Just off the Antarctic Peninsula, surrounded by 300-foot cliffs of ice, Jeannette Yen pauses outside Palmer Station to watch. The sun spills over the ice cliffs. The frozen landscape melts in a golden glow.
11 July
Untitled Document
Contents List: Antarctic Map – This map is a physical map, which not only provides the mountain ranges and canyons but it also provides locations of base camps of those who have explored the content. (April 1987). Antarctic: A New Age of Exploration -- This map is a physical map, it also provides geological history of the formation of Antarctica.
13 December
Antarctic Governance: From ATCM to A Permanent Antarctic
The Antarctic Treaty System (ATS) with its core being the 1959 Antarctic Treaty has played an important role in the international governance of Antarctica and safeguarding the Antarctic peace and order. It has been deemed as the model of international cooperation and coordination. The Antarctic regime has undergone the process from a “decentralized approach” to the partial institutionalization and even to the overall institutionalization during the past 53 years.
Kristy Leissle: An Antarctic 'Summer' on the Ice... - UW Bothell
Though I wasn’t feeling particularly analytical about the painting at the time, in retrospect, I would say that such a long stretch of uninterrupted maintenance work highlighted the fact that Antarctica is not a friendly place to human inhabitants. ... The widespread former use of chloroflorocarbons (CFCs) in coolants and industrial processes was very damaging to the ozone in the upper atmosphere, and a huge ozone hole forms above the Antarctic at the end of every winter when sunlight returns.
6 December
a National Antarctic Research Centre, Institute of Postgraduate Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia b British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK. ABSTRACT: The rst climatology of strong wind events (SWEs) at McMurdo station, Antarctica based on the in situ observations and reanalysis elds is presented. SWEs occur throughout the year, but with a minimum during the summer.
Antarctic meteorite mug shots
Here is a small collection of photos of Antarctic meteorites, some in the field and some in the curatorial laboratory of the astromaterials curation facility at the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Most of the meteorites were collected during the 1988-89 ANSMET field season to Lewis Cliff and the MacAlpine Hills. ... See ANSMET for why so many meteorites are found in Antarctica.
19 September
Paleobotany in Antarctica
Geographic and Stratigraphic Distribution of Antarctic Fossil Plants. Plant fossils are found at many places throughout Antarctica in areas where rocks are not covered by ice. In the Transantarctic Mountains of Southern Victoria Land these fossils are characteristically Permian, Triassic and Jurassic in age. In the collecting areas to be sampled in 1998 we are focusing on Jurassic, and to a lesser extent, Triassic vegetation.
1 October
Arctic Science Journeys: Antarctic Interview
Antarctic Interview, Part One (8:00:00). Where do Arctic scientists go when it's too dark and cold to do research? Why, Antarctica, of course. ... Antarctic Interview, Part Two (6:00:00). Last week on Arctic Science Journeys Radio, we heard from Dr. Mike Castellini, a researcher from the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who's studying seals in Antarctica.
8 February
Cochise College P
As recorded in the book “The Heart of the Antarctic” by Ernest Shackleton (1909) the party also observed around the summit area "lumps of lava, large feldspar crystals, from one to three inches in length, and fragments of pumice; both feldspar' and pumice were in many cases coated with sulfur." Mt Erebus is the most active volcano in Antarctica and is a significant source of aerosols and gases to the Antarctic atmosphere.
30 November
on a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. · 2 nights in Buneos Aires, Argentina · 1 night in Ushuaia, Argentina · 10 nights on the MV Ushuaia, a former. NOAA research vessel, exploring Antarctica; return U.S. January 9 2016. $11,481 or $750/month if you sign up in August 2014. (monthly prices increases each month).
Geosciences : News :Antarctic Peak named for Robert...
Rutford honors Dr. Robert Rutford, a geologist and one of the world’s foremost authorities on Antarctica,” said Jerry Mullins, regional coordinator of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Antarctic, Arctic and Canadian Programs in Reston, Virginia. “This honor recognizes his long and substantial contribution to the U.S. Antarctic Research Program and to international Antarctic research.” Rutford served as UT Dallas president from 1982 to 1994.
14 August
West Antarctica warming more than expected
The color scale shows the correlation between the annual mean temperatures at Byrd Station and the annual mean temperatures at every other grid point in Antarctica. The high correlation (red and orange) across much of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet implies that the record from Byrd Station can provide insight into temperature changes over a large part of the ice sheet.
8 December
London Dominguez. Glaciation of Antarctica.
Index of /~golden/resources/antarctic_photos
Index of /~golden/resources/antarctic_photos. Name. Last modified.
2 July
Antarctica. "Ice"sential Facts. Holds 85% of world's fresh water.
16 November
Antarctic Clouds and Climate
Antarctic Clouds and Climate: A Study with Two Generations of NASA Earth Science Enterprise Data. Co-PI with Dan Lubin, UCSD/Scripps. The University of Idaho’s contribution to the proposed work consists mainly of analyzing high-resolution infrared spectra from the Infrared Interferometer Spectrometer (IRIS), the Interferometric Monitor for Greenhouse Gases (IMG), and the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS), obtained over Antarctica, to produce several data products.
How Does the Antarctic Ice Sheet
Antarctica at the present time, but it is not. T. he greatest uncertainty in predictions of future sea level rise lies in the con-tribution of the Antarctic ice sheet. ... the only change going on in the Antarctic ice sheet (see the figure). A substantial part of West Antarctica is thinning (5) in. the first order, the annual snowfall on the mm per year.
Jokes jokes jokes jokes jokes. Antarctica antarctica antarctica antarctica antarctica. Q. What did the sea say to the iceberg?
Antarctic Dry Valleys 2015 | UMass Lowell Blog
Although Jay has been to South Fork each of his eight seasons in Antarctica, the rest of us needed to get a feel for the valley. We spent Saturday hiking a ways east of Don Juan Pond, and then back west up the main part of the viscous flow lobe we’re camped on. ... The rest of us are getting pretty fond of it too, as IT’S ABOVE FREEZING OMG. Miracle of miracles, the Antarctic summer has arrived.
13 October
Polar desert: Antarctic desert
Antarctica Desert. Know more of this placemark? Find out more about the Antarctic desert.
12 May
Antartica Scenes
We arrived in Antarctica in the middle of summer. On Aitcho Island, one of the South Shetland Islands near the northernmost part of the Antarctic Peninsula, the winter snow had melted and luxuriant grass was covering the ground. This photo, taken from our ship in the Neumeyer Channel, much farther south than the first photo, shows the ice- and snow-covered mountains that are more expected in a photo of Antarctica.
30 March
Fecal Coliforms in Antarctica - National Center for Case...
8 March
Biology 394A and 394B
A survey of Antarctic explorers including Scott, Shackleton and Amundsen as well as more recent explorers. Krill and food chains in the Antarctic ecosystem. The Southern Oceans and the importance of the Antarctic Convergence Zone for ocean conditions, productivity, and biodiversity. Geology and geophysics of Antarctica, including continental drift. Glaciology, oceanography and climate studies, including a discussion of sea ice, pack ice and the Antarctic ice sheets.
Virtual Antarctica
Every year, people go to Antarctica during their summer months (December-­?February) to conduct research. These people fly into Antarctica, must be transported to the research station in Antarctica (McMurdo Station) and, eventually, must be transported back to the airport so they can fly home. All of this must be done in a way that is fuel efficient to lower costs, and time efficient to reduce the hours wasted in transport.
Come See the Poles!
Antarctica: Map and Geographic Information 1. Where is Antarctica located? _ (at the north pole or the south pole?) Antarctica: Journey to the Frozen Continent. 2. What is the coldest temperature recorded in Antarctica?_ ... 11. Click on this link to access a matching activity that will help your students to explore the poles. The Final Question. Write one thing about the Arctic that is the same about the Antarctic.
14 November
WAIS Divide Ice Core
Earth orbit changes were key to Antarctic warming that ended last ice age University of Washington Press Release August 14, 2013 Read story. Copy that – WAIS Divide team drills historic replicate ice core in West Antarctica The Antarctic Sun January 4, 2013 Read story. Innovations in Ice Drilling Enable Abrupt Climate Change Discoveries IDPO-IDDO Press Release December 17, 2012 Read story.
18 April
You chose Antarctica as your home. Think really hard about how you will feed your...
They stand almost 4 feet tall and weigh 70 to 90 pounds.
They live and breed at the beginning of winter, on the fast ice all around the Antarctic...
17 October
Evidence that local dust sources supply
- good evidence that Antarctic ice-free areas comprise active dust sources for the high-latitude atmosphere and ocean. gradient in the atmospheric dust burden over Antarctica, with the ice sheet margins more dust than the East Antarctic plateau. Further supporting evidence comes from high and low iron flux measurements from. -evational dust flux gradient within the EAIS confirms that observed flux differences across Antarctica do not relate to regional.
Who claims the Antarctic?
Several nations claim parts of Antarctica as part of their territory. The U. S. considers this vast continent to be part of the global heritage of mankind. Credit: Earth Forum, Houston Museum of Natural Science.
26 December
MSU News - MSU researchers receive $1 million grant to...
A group of Montana State University researchers and their international team have been awarded a $1 million National Science Foundation grant to study a previously unexplored lake buried deep beneath Antarctica's ice sheet. The three-year project, called Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA), could significantly advance understanding of Antarctica's sub-ice ecosystems.
4 October
Kimber Beachy: Goshen to Antarctica | The Record
Although Beachy’s first application in the 90s to work in Antarctica wasn’t accepted, she didn’t give up. While hiking the Kepler Track in New Zealand in 2003, Beachy met a man who had just finished a season in Antarctica who made a connection for her, and she got an interview. ... Beachy has been a seasonal worker with the Antarctic program ever since. “The low cost of living in Goshen helps me afford to live a seasonal life,” she said. McMurdo Station, managed by the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program, is one...
22 November
French Antarctic station, Dumont D'Urville (DDU), named for...
Claire Gegout (MS ’08, Kirchhoff) is currently on a one-year assignment as a scientist at the French Antarctic station, Dumont D'Urville (DDU), named for the French explorer who first set foot first on that location in Antarctica. Claire reports things are going well there, but they are starting to enter the Antarctic winter with temperatures plummeting and the days getting shorter and shorter.
Antarctic Expedition: Part I - Animal Bioacoustics
Antarctic Expedition: Part I. Posted by Michelle Fournet on Monday, November 24th 2014. For the first time in the last 13 hours the electronic plane icon that has been flying across the digital screen in front of seat 41C on this United Airlines international jumbo jet is traveling above land. ... Getting to Antarctica takes a long time. Three flights totaling ~20 hours of flying time across four airports and three countries, and that’s just to get to New Zealand.
24 November
Digital Storytelling in Antarctica
Futuring Antarctica: Cultural & Digital Research on Antarctic Futures. The Digital Storytelling Project in Antarctica is a collaboration with the Feria Antartica Escolar program of the Chilean Antarctic Institute (INACH). ... The digital stories were produced by Chilean high school students during their antarctic fieldwork expeditions. Watch the digital stories [in Spanish] in our dedicated Antarctic Digital Storytelling Project channel.
7 December
Alteration of the food web along the Antarctic Peninsula
Keywords: Antarctica, climate, cryptophytes, krill, phytoplankton, salps. Introduction. Mean air temperatures along the Antarctic Peninsula have increased signicantly (2–3 1C) over the past 50 years (King, 1994; Smith, 1994; Stark, 1994). ... Although krill are often abundant along the Antarctic Peninsula, their distributional patterns are highly variable in space and time (see Ross et al., 1996). Salpa thompsoni, another important plankton grazer in the vicinity of the Antarctic Peninsula (Nishikawa et al., 1995; Loeb et al., 1997)...
E. Land-Weber Exhibition: Abandoned Boat, Antarctica
Abandoned Boat, Antarctica. Return to Antartica.
22 February
Research - Antarctic
My research in the Antarctic began in 1992 with a pilot project designed to examine differences in the composition and vertical structure of epipelagic (near-surface) communities in areas of the Weddell Sea with and without ice cover. ... During the final cruise in November-December 2006, there was no pack ice at the study site, and the community was dominated overwhelmingly by Euphausia superba, though large numbers of Salpa thompsoni and Diphyes antarctica also were collected.
18 December
Exploring Global Climate Impact If Antarctica’s Ice Sheets Melt
– As the world anticipates a global climate change meeting next month in Paris, there is compelling historical evidence that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is vulnerable to rapid retreat and collapse, says climate scientist Alan Condron at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, yet very few if any studies have explored what might happen to Earth’s climate if Antarctica’s ice sheets were.
11 December
ASU explores Antarctica | ASU Office of Knowledge...
Although Antarctica is a harsh environment, it is an excellent location for many types of research, according to the NSF. Antarctica is an ideal astronomical observatory, with long periods of darkness in the Antarctic winter and no interfering city lights. Antarctica is where most of the world’s meteorites are found.
A Guide to the Antarctica Meteorite Expedition Exhibit Materials, 1984-1985. Collection Number SC 5050. Compiled by: Mark Peterson, April 2013. Descriptive Summary. Repository: Special Collections, Carrier Library, James Madison University. Title: Antarctica Meteorite Expedition Exhibit Materials, 1984-1985. Collection No.: SC 5050.
24 October
Washington and Lee Journal of Energy
The seventh continent, Antarctica, is a no man’s land in terms of economic development. This is not due to its harsh weather conditions. Parts of Alaska, Canada and Russia are almost equally inhospitable. Rather, this Article argues that Antarctica’s economic isolation is the result of political paralysis and a lack of appreciation for private property rights. ... There is huge potential in the Antarctic continent and to.
Miocene-Pliocene Weddell Sea Record of Antarctic
This information will help us to better understand the development and stability of the East and West Antarctic ice sheets, and possibly the geologic history of East Antarctica. The mineralogy of the sand fraction reveals a granitic source. ... Introduction. The “White Continent” as Antarctica is known, gets its name from the distinct. ice sheets that cover its surface: the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) and the West. Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) by the Trans-Antarctic Mountains (TAM) which run.
Antarctica, Emperor penguins on ice
Paul Souders/Getty Images.
24 December
Survival of the Antarctic Treaty: Economic Self
Since the enactment of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959, 1 the international com-munity has cooperated in the management of Antarctica. 2 Competition for the known and potential mineral wealth of that frozen area of the globeS may, however, transform the pioneering efforts at international accord under the Treaty into international discord.· This Comment will explore substantive legal issues and disputes which may arise when attempts are made to locate and extract the riches of Antarctica.
IceCube (Antarctica)
IceCube (Antarctica). Faculty: Joanna Kiryluk.
6 December
LIU Post Biologist to Lecture on Antarctic Expedition April 23
Why travel to Antarctica? "The marine invertebrate communities found on the Antarctic shelf are utterly fantastic, filled with amazing species not found anywhere else on the planet appearing more similar to those of the Paleozoic Era, when bryozoans, brachiopods, and sponges built large reefs as opposed to the coral-dominated reefs we are more familiar with today," notes Dr. Santagata.
23 April
Exploring News & Features - Molly Miller's Adventures in...
12 November
Fairmont State /All Locations
CORPORATE AUTHOR: National Research Council (U.S.) Title: Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the southern ocean [electronic resource] / National Re.
11 January
Australian antarctic territory acceptance act 1933
Australian antarctic territory acceptance act 1933. Table of provisions. Long Title.
3 May
29-5 Antarctic Ice Sheet
29-5 Antarctic Ice Sheet.
8 July
Elena Glasberg | S&F Online | Gender on Ice
The Antarctic, though protected for the present from economic mining interests by the 1959 Antarctic Treaty Secretariat (ATS), has nevertheless become a focus of economic pressure driven by a renewed scramble for scarce resources.[1]. Figure 1 Eliot Porter, The Crater and Lava, Deception Island, Antarctica, January 19, 1975, Dye imbibition print (Kodak dye transfer), (c) 1990 Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, Texas.
16 September
Holdings: Alone in Antarctica
Innocents on the ice a memoir of Antarctic exploration, 1957 / by: Behrendt, John C., 1932- Published: (1998). Diary of the Discovery Expedition to the Antarctic regions 1901-1904. by: Wilson, Edward, 1872-1912. ... The sea and the ice: a naturalist in Antarctica, by: Halle, Louis Joseph, 1910- Published: (1973). Search Options.
12 April
COSAM - Research - Antarctica 2006 - Daily Journal...
The Antarctic region is well known for gigantism. That is, some species are much larger in the Antarctic than their closely-related counterparts in warmer coastal waters. Pycnogonids, or "sea spiders", are one such example. ... Studies Astrotoma (a type of brittle star), it’s distribution in Antarctic waters, and how those found at different sites are related to each other (this will be done via DNA analysis at home). In 2004, the distribution between S. American and Antarctic waters was about 50:50.
6 November
Polar Zones | Sea Change
The Antarctic is Antarctica and the Southern Ocean that surrounds the continent. ... Fields of strangely beautiful suspension feeders living on the seafloor catch their meals with arms or featherlike appendages reaching in the frigid water. Sea squirts and sea stars are frequent sights. The unique life of the Antarctic is similar only to the life of the Magellan region of South America, basically the part of South America closest to the Antarctic.
29 March
Biotic and chemical characteristics of some soils
Heatwole, H, Saenger, P, Spain, A, Kerry, E & Donelan, J 1989, 'Biotic and chemical characteristics of some soils from Wilkes Land, Antarctica', Antarctic Science, vol. 1, no. 3, pp. 225-234. ... There have been several classificationsof Antarctic soils (Campbell&Claridge 1969,1987). The zonal soilsof much of the moister part of coastal Antarctica are categorized as subxerousfrigicsoils.
Antarctic landfast sea ice: the role of platelet ice
Barry, J.P. and Dayton, P.K. (1988) Current patterns in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica and their. relationship to local biotic communities. Polar Biol., 8:367-376. Crocker, G.B. (1988) Physical processes in Antarctic landfast sea ice. PhD thesis, University. of Cambridge, UK. Crocker G.B., and Wadhams, P. (1989) Modelling Antarctic fast-ice growth. J. Glaciol., 35:3-. 8. Dayton, P.K., Robilliard, G.A. and DeVries, A.L. (1969) Anchor ice formation in McMurdo. Sound Antarctica and its biological effects.
Antarctica Futures - Sydney Democracy Network - The...
Endorsed by a three-year Australian Research Council grant, Antarctica Futures brings together academics and those with policy expertise in Antarctica for the purpose of taking a fresh look at the relevance of Antarctica for the future of democracy. ... How strategically important is the continent and is it still meaningful to speak of a ‘national interest’ in Antarctica? How can the findings and importance of Antarctic scientific research be better understood by citizens, governing representatives and officials?
25 January
Larry's Pictures from the 2000-2001 ANSMET Antarctic...
More Pictures: Page 1 Page 2 , Page 3 , Page 4 , 11-26-00: Ben in front of the Clothing Distribution Center (CDC), Antarctic Terminal, Christchurch, NZ. This is where we got outfitted with parkas, boots, etc. ... One thing we did was play miniature golf. 11-30_00: Ralph and Bill about to be sniffed by dog, while waiting for flight South. 11-30-00: The "Hercules" C-130 plane that took us to Antarctica. 11-30-00: First view of polar ice from C-130.
4 February
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20 August
Household pollutants detected around Antarctic stations
Australian Antarctic stations are rethinking their operational practices after the discovery that common household pollutants are dispersing from Casey station into the local Antarctic environment. ... Another chilly day for research for Dr Bengston Nash in Antarctica. Australian Antarctic Division ecotoxicologist and a co-author on the paper, Dr Catherine King, said Persistent Organic Pollutants or POPs are known to reach the poles from other parts of the world through the atmosphere.
17 January
West Antarctic paleotopography estimated at the...
For West Antarctica, this results in large areas below sea level that would not readily host ice. In the recently active West Antarctic rift system, other factors may have contributed to significant vertical motions since the Eocene: Additional corrections for thermal contraction resulting from tectonic extension and for erosion and sedimentation since 34 Ma restore most of West Antarctica to above sea level, increasing total Antarctic land area by 10– 20%.
2009 Highlights | Algae and Pollen Grains Provide Evidence of...
Direct information from a setting proximal to the dynamic Antarctic ice sheets responsible for driving many of these changes is vital to the correct calibration and interpretation of these proxy records.” These startling results will offer new insight into Antarctica’s climatic past – insights that could potentially help climate scientists better understand the current climate change scenario.
7 October
No. 351: Antarctica
But the Antarctic mysteries didn't yield easily. Airplanes flying over the featureless wastes couldn't keep track of flight patterns. Mountains reported by one explorer would vanish for another. ... The strangest finding of all is the topography of the land. Instead of rising inland, Antarctica is ringed with mountains. Their peaks reach within a few hundred yards of the ice surface. But inland, elevations drop far below sea level.
29 August
UNF - COAS: Biology - Dr. Avery goes to Antarctica
Expedition to Antarctica. Dr. Julie Avery left the Florida sunshine in 2013 for the opportunity to pursue a once in a lifetime research adventure at the South Pole. Click here to watch the WJXT Ch. 4 interview with Dr. Avery regarding the impact of the government shutdown on Antarctic research. ... An article in the Antarctic Sun discusses the NSF sponsored research being conducted in the Antarctic.
18 September
Allied Whale in Antarctica
antarctica. Here are some images taken from a recent trip to the Antarctica peninsula to photo-identify humpback whales of the southern hemisphere, adding data to the already established Antarctic Humpback Whale Catalog archived by Allied Whale at College of the Atlantic.
4 April
Western Antarctic Imagery
West Antarctica’s ice sheet is an issue of active research and societal concern. Its instability has the potential to cause significant economic impact resulting from an increase in global sea level. West Antarctica is the largest remaining ice-filled marine basin on Earth. Antarctica’s ice sheet is drained by fast-moving ice streams that extend far into the ice-sheet interior. The West Antarctic ice sheet has lost nearly two thirds of its mass, since the peak of the last ice age nearly 20,000 years ago.
7 December
QUT Digital Repository
Australian National Ant-arctic Research Expeditions’ Trevor Tierney gured the arrival of Austra-lian women in Antarctica as the beginning of the end of Antarctica’s masculine imperial spatiality, sighing that “the initial phase of exploration is now over and the next phase, leading to permanent colonisation is beginning. . . . The colonisation process has reached a stage where women are now entering into Antarctic research programmes” (quoted in Chipman 1986, 140).
'Antifreeze' in Antarctic fishes keeps internal ice from melting
These life-saving proteins in Antarctic notothenioid [pronounced "NO-toe-thin-ee-oid"] fishes also prevent ice crystals inside the fishes from melting in warmer summer waters, reports Paul Cziko ["SEE-ko"], a doctoral student in the UO Institute of Ecology and Evolution. ... Next, they tested wild fishes in Antarctica when the normally freezing seawater had warmed up somewhat during summer, and they found that ice remained inside these fishes as well.
23 September
A History of Firsts
The 'Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration' was an era when the world's bravest explorers set out to discover Antarctica. ... Antarctic exploration—British Antarctic Expedition 1907-09. In 1907 Mawson’s dream of Antarctic exploration came to fruition. His former teacher and leader in geological sciences in Australia at the time, Professor Sir Tannatt Edgeworth David, alerted him to an upcoming British led expedition.
14 June
Naval Postgraduate School - University Faculty Develop...
Stanton has made several trips to the Antarctic throughout his career, each time working to improve his equipment design and data collection methods. The NPS gear has been designed to fit down through the narrow, deep holes the group will be melting through the ice sheet ... A team of researchers and NPS faculty practice lowering an ocean profiler into the ice shelf during a previous trip to Antarctica. The profiler is one of several pieces of equipment specially designed and built at NPS specifically for the current research trip.
9 December
Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(2) , 20-21. Johnson Space...
Benoit P.H., Roth J., Sears H. and Sears D. (1994e) Natural thermoluminescence (NTL) data for antarctic meteorites. Antarctic Meteorite Newsletter 17(2), 20-21. Johnson Space Center, Houston TX.
The Great Antarctica›glog.php…
The Great Antarctica. The Antarctic is land with a icy crust. ... Antarctica is the highest, driest, windiest, emptiest and coldest place on Earth. Antarctica was once part of Australia and called Gondwana. For more info click here.
12 April
The Mahon Lab in Antarctica
The Mahon Lab in Antarctica. UPDATE: The November-December 2013 cruise went extremely well. Samples are returning to lab as we speak and we’ll post blog entries on anything new as we go along.
22 August
Antarctica or bust: Clark's southernmost research
Their study projects a doubling of surface melting of Antarctic ice shelves by 2050 if greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel consumption continue at the present rate. “We concluded that surface melting can intensify very quickly as the climate warms and potentially threaten the stability of parts of Antarctica in this century,” said Trusel, who will continue his research as a professor for Rowan University next fall.
3 June
Untitled Document
The RV Gould docked at Palmer Station Antarctica.
25 September
J. P. Ault: A Scientist at Sea, Voyages, Antarctica
Voyages: Antarctic Circumnavigation. ... Antarctic cruise documents: Letters Antarctic map. Ault's voyages: Antarctica Canada Easter Island Galilee Last cruise Shipboard Life.
11 May
Serological and virological surveys of the influenza A viruses...
By species, we detected 5% ( n=19) and 11% ( n=18) seroprevalence in sub-Antarctic rockhopper penguins ( Eudyptes spp.) from Gough and Marion islands, respectively, 42% ( n=33) seroprevalence in macaroni penguins ( Eudyptes chysolophus Brandt), but no positives in the three other species, gentoo ( Pygoscelis papua Forster; n=25) and chinstrap penguins ( P. antarctica Forster; n=16), from Livingston Island and king penguins (.
13 January
4 October
William's Academic Website!
The Myth: Many people believe that Antarctic and Arctic ice have been increasing through the years, thus global warming cannot be true. This myth is used in Greg Robert’s article “Revealed: Antarctic ice growing, not shrinking.” Roberts believes that the ice level is not decreasing by stating, “Ice is expanding in much of Antarctica, contrary to the widespread public belief that global warming is melting the continental ice cap.”
5 October
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2017 Antarctic Cruise. ... No matter how much of the world you've seen, Antarctica is unlike anything you have ever experienced. This isolated continent is enclosed by a huge cold-water current. Here, in the midst of the great white open, you will find nature at its most sublime and haunting.
Restoration in the Antarctic
governments engaged in Antarctic activities. Even so, it does aptly characterize the intent and effects of environmental policies for the Antarctic adopted by those governments during the last three decades. This article examines the multidimensional efforts at preclusive. restoration in the Antarctic from a threefold perspective. First, the study. explains the fragile nature of the Antarctic ecosystem.
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10 September
Antarctica Websites - Symbaloo embedded webmix›embed/antarcticawebsites
Zoe's Antarctic Penguin Chris's Antarctic World Imagine you're in Antarctica Ben's Antarctica website - H.. Jon's Antarctica site Echoe's Antarctica Site Wildlife of Antarctica Jeremy's Antarctica Website .. ... Antarctica By Matthew - Home Hannah's Antarctica Site!!! Mission Antarctica Sam.N.s snowy place Jono Does Antarctica.
20 October
US-ITASE in East Antarctica
East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Beardmore 4. ... US-ITASE in East Antarctica. e U.S. contribution to the International. Trans-Antarctic Scientic Expedition. B. Welch, St. Olaf College (9/21/07). Fram fram e.
West Antarctic glacier loss appears... | University of California
Related Antarctic research/NASA. New York Times: Scientists Warn of Rising Oceans as Antarctic Ice Melts. Science: 'Past The Point Of No Return:' An Antarctic Ice Sheet's Slow Collapse. National Geographic: Antarctica Glacier Collapsing, Adding to Sea Level Rise. BBC: 'Nothing can stop glaciers' retreat'. New York Times: The Melting Isn't Glacial. UC Irvine: West Antarctic glacier loss appears unstoppable, UCI-NASA study finds. Related Stories.
23 October
Holdings: Antarctic ecosystems
"This volume provides an overview of climate change data, its effects on the structure and functioning of Antarctic ecosystems, and the occurrence and cycling of persistent contaminants. It discusses the unique physico-chemical characteristics of the Antarctic environment, ecophysiological adaptatio... ... Antarctica / Published: (1985). Other Editions.
23 December
The STEAM Journal
The project was made possible through the support of New Zealand Antarctic Research Institute, Antarctica N.Z. and the Deep South National Science Challenge. Creative Commons License. ... Sea ice is the thin surface layer of frozen ocean, perhaps only a metre or two thick. This influences the reflectivity of the planet, Antarctic food-webs, as well as how the oceans cycle globally – not just around Antarctica.
Autonomous FMCW Radar Survey of Antarctic Shear
Abstract— Radar survey of the Antarctic shear zone was conducted using an ultra-wideband (2-10 GHz) frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) radar. The radar was mounted on a sled and pulled by a robot that was specifically designed to operate in a harsh polar environment. ... Keywords- Crevasse, FMCW radar, robot, Antarctica. I. INTRODUCTION. A tractor convoy towing sleds is a cost-effective method for transporting material and fuel across the Antarctic continent.
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