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Why study Antarctica?

Peter Beck

Why study Antarctica?

by Peter Beck

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Published by Centre for Developing Areas Research, Royal Holloway, University of London in Egham .
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StatementPeter J. Beck and Klaus J. Dodds.
SeriesCEDAR research papers -- 26
ContributionsDodds, Klaus J., Centre for Developing Areas Research (CEDAR).
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Open LibraryOL17883003M

The name Antarctica is the romanised version of the Greek compound word ἀνταρκτική (antarktiké), feminine of ἀνταρκτικός (antarktikós), meaning "opposite to the Arctic", "opposite to the north".. Aristotle wrote in his book Meteorology about an Antarctic region in c. BC. Marinus of Tyre reportedly used the name in his unpreserved world map from the 2nd century CE. Michael Van Woert/NOAA NESDIS, ORA. The icy continent surrounding the South Pole is called Antarctica. Its name means “opposite to the Arctic,” referring to the region around the North tica is the fifth in size among the continents, larger than Europe and is a cold and forbidding land that has no permanent human population and is almost devoid of animal or plant life.

Why study climate change in Antarctica? One very significant uncertainty about Earth’s climate system is how sensitive Antarctica’s ice sheets are to climate change. Unlike the ice in the Arctic (which is frozen sea ice sitting on the surface of the Arctic ocean, like an ice cube), Antarctica’s ice sits on top of the fifth largest.   [Update – 1/26/ In response to reader questions about why photos weren’t taken during Corey Goode’s Antarctica visit, he told me that ‘Gonzales’ was taking many pictures of the Pre-Adamites and artifacts. These were not shared with Corey. Article updated accordingly] Further Reading. Discovery of Flash Frozen Antarctica Civilization.

Antarctica - Antarctica - Climate: The unique weather and climate of Antarctica provide the basis for its familiar appellations—Home of the Blizzard and White Desert. By far the coldest continent, Antarctica has winter temperatures that range from − °F (− °C), the world’s lowest recorded temperature, measured at Vostok Station (Russia) on J , on the high inland. "ANTARCTICA" Lonely Planet Guide. by Jeff Rubin. pages - (2nd edition) This book has the latest tourist details and facts about the continent and the 6 main gateway cities. It has a 32 page full colour wildlife guide and even an article about Antarctic Philately by Steven McLachlan.


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Scientists study in Antarctica because of one reason, Lake Vostok. Because of Lake Vostok there has been many questions about Lake Vostok, like "Are there life forms in there?" or "can humans live here.

If so, we can probably live on other planets with harsh conditions" and etc. Antarctica is a very good place to study climate change and the reason is really that it’s pristine, it’s very far away from all sources where you normally have kind of pollution coming in, and that gives us an idea how the world would be without us polluting the environment.

There are many other reasons to study in Antarctica. One is that Antarctica is not owned by any one country, but instead it is managed by a group of countries.

This means there are no borders and. Antarctica study abroad will keep you floating between islands, icebergs, and glacier-draped mountains so you can log as many expeditions as possible. No matter what locations you trek to on this ice-loated continent, everyone–scientist, tourists, and ice.

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Antarctica: An intimate portrait of the world’s most mysterious continent. This book compiles science, natural history, poetry, history, what it feels like to be in Antarctica and why people decide to go there to capture the whole story of the white continent. Antarctica: Journey to the Pole (Open Road Media Book 1) Peter Lerangis Ages 9 and up Buy USA Buy UK.

A father and his sons embark on a perilous trek to the ends of the earth. It is Mayand the race to the South Pole is on. There are a number of reasons why scientists go to Antarctica to study various aspects of science, they include but are not limited to: It has a unique ecosystem which is worthy of study in itself, in particular how Antarctic organisms of all kinds are able to withstand the deep cold and not just survive, but thrive.

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The students can see those grasses of the sea that flourish, nourish and sustain the entire Sourthern Ocean’s food chain. Currently Antarctica is used primarily for scientific research and is regulated under the Antarctic Treaty of The human population on the continent varies from around 1, people in winter to around 5, people in summer residing at the various scientific research stations.

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Of all places in the world, none holds the fascination and awe of Antarctica. Not only is Antarctica the highest, coldest, and most isolated continent, but it is so vast it.

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For those that want a serious adventure, and have the skills to go with it, why not consider climbing the tallest mountain in Antarctica, Mount Vison. The mountain is m high, but of course this isn’t for the average traveller to Antarctica, and you won’t find a standard cruise ship that goes there.

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There are also various new titles on global warming and Antarctica such as Antarctica: The Global Warning by Sebastian Copeland which is rich in photographs. Antarctica: the Frozen Continent at the South Pole (Y) From Enchanted Polar Connections (Y,M,O,T) National Science and Technology Week from with many Antarctic resources.

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Stahn primarily studies the effects of extreme environments, such as space, on human bodies, and thought of Antarctica as an interesting analog to study how a. This is a book about the call of the wild and the response of the spirit to a country that exists perhaps most vividly in the mind.

Sara Wheeler spent seven months in Antarctica, living with its scientists and dreamers. No book is more true to the spirit of that continent–beguiling, enchanted and vast beyond the furthest reaches of our. Strycker, a committed birder who chronicled his attempt to spot more than half the planet’s bird species in a single year in a book called Birding Without Borders: An Obsession, a Quest.

Scientists from all over the world visit Antarctica to study the climate, weather, geology, and wildlife of this unique region. Their research has helped to highlight global problems, such as climate change.

During the summer, about 3, scientists work in the 46 or more scientific research stations scattered across the continent. Satellite Study Reveals Wide Scale of Melting Ice Shelves in Antarctica Results echo previous findings on retreat of continent’s ice shelves and go further, enabling better climate models.Antarctica Analog Studies As NASA scientists and engineers begin to develop the equipment and protocols necessary to ensure that crewmembers remain safe, healthy, and productive on long-duration space missions, the harsh environment of Antarctica provides an appropriate setting in which to conduct preliminary research.One of the things that differentiate Antarctica from the rest of the continents is that it is completely covered in ice.

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