Title East Base, SOS; assessment of deterioration and recommendations for conserving this important Antarctic historic site
Author Arentz, B.E.; Blanchette, R.A.
Source Historical Polar bases; preservation and management, edited by S. Barr and P. Chaplin, p.78-84, . Publisher: International Polar Heritage Committee, Oslo, Norway. ISBN: 9788299689120
Publication Date 2008
Notes In English Ant. Acc. No: 89875
Index Terms Antarctica--Antarctic Peninsula; 1939- 41 Byrd Expedition; Antarctic Peninsula; Antarctica; archaeology; buildings; conservation; corrosion; degradation; East Base; fungi; historic sites; history; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; planning; preservation; stations; wood
Abstract Presents January 2007 assessment of current condition of wooden structures at oldest standing United States station in Antarctica, constructed in 1940 for Byrd's 1939-41 United States Antarctic Service expedition. Describes effects of abiotic deterioration and biotic degradation; wind erosion and salt accumulations causing corrosion and defibration of wood; and effects of wood-destroying fungi on materials in contact with ground or in moist positions. Includes history of occupation, use and modifications; and notes on past efforts at conservation.
Publication Type monograph
Record ID 304555