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The Resource Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies

Label
Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Title
Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Antarctica and the surrounding Southern Ocean remains one of the world's last frontiers. Covering nearly 14 million km2�(an area approximately 1.4 times the size of the United States), Antarctica is the coldest, driest, highest, and windiest continent on Earth. While it is challenging to live and work in this extreme environment, this region offers many opportunities for scientific research. Ever since the first humans set foot on Antarctica a little more than a century ago, the discoveries made there have advanced our scientific knowledge of the region, the world, and the Universe--but there is still much more to learn. However, conducting scientific research in the harsh environmental conditions of Antarctica is profoundly challenging. Substantial resources are needed to establish and maintain the infrastructure needed to provide heat, light, transportation, and drinking water, while at the same time minimizing pollution of the environment and ensuring the safety of researchers. Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean suggests actions for the United States to achieve success for the next generation of Antarctic and Southern Ocean science. The report highlights important areas of research by encapsulating each into a single, overarching question. The questions fall into two broad themes: (1) those related to global change, and (2) those related to fundamental discoveries. In addition, the report identified key science questions that will drive research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in coming decades, and highlighted opportunities to be leveraged to sustain and improve the U.S. research efforts in the region."--Publisher's description
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Also available online.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
G877
LC item number
.N38 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • National Research Council (U.S.)
  • National Research Council (U.S.)
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  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ocean
  • Antarctica
  • Antarctic Ocean
  • Global environmental change
Label
Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13169
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160)
Contents
Fundamental questions of global change -- Fundamental questions of scientific discovery -- Opportunities to enhance research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean -- Future directions in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science
Control code
ocn754723587
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780309214698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011275605
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1489557
  • (OCoLC)754723587
Label
Future science opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Committee on Future Science Opportunities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean, Polar Research Board, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Link
http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13169
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 151-160)
Contents
Fundamental questions of global change -- Fundamental questions of scientific discovery -- Opportunities to enhance research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean -- Future directions in Antarctic and Southern Ocean science
Control code
ocn754723587
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xiv, 195 p.
Isbn
9780309214698
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011275605
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), col. maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1489557
  • (OCoLC)754723587

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