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

ISBN-10: 0309214696

ISBN-13: 9780309214698

Antarctica and the encircling Southern Ocean continues to be one of many world's final frontiers. protecting approximately 14 million km² (an zone nearly 1.4 instances the scale of the United States), Antarctica is the coldest, driest, maximum, and windiest continent on the earth. whereas it's tough to dwell and paintings during this severe setting, this sector bargains many possibilities for medical examine. Ever because the first people set foot on Antarctica a bit greater than a century in the past, the discoveries made there have complex our medical wisdom of the sector, the area, and the Universe--but there's nonetheless even more to benefit. even if, carrying out medical examine within the harsh environmental stipulations of Antarctica is profoundly not easy. immense assets are had to determine and hold the infrastructure had to offer warmth, gentle, transportation, and ingesting water, whereas even as minimizing pollutants of our surroundings and making sure the security of researchers.

Future technological know-how possibilities in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean indicates activities for the us to be successful for the following new release of Antarctic and Southern Ocean technological know-how. The record highlights vital components of analysis by means of encapsulating every one right into a unmarried, overarching query. The questions fall into extensive topics: (1) these relating to worldwide switch, and (2) these with regards to primary discoveries. moreover, the file pointed out key technology questions that might force learn in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean in coming a long time, and highlighted possibilities to be leveraged to maintain and enhance the U.S. study efforts within the region.

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