Title Antarctica earth system science in the International Polar Year 2007- 2008
Author Bell, R.E.
Author Affil Bell, R.E., Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY. Other: Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Source Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, No.OF2007-1047, p.7-18, ; 10th international symposium on Antarctic earth sciences; Antarctica; a keystone in a changing world, Santa Barbara, CA, Aug. 26- Sept. 1, 2007, edited by A. Cooper and C. Raymond. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 0196- 1497
Publication Date 2007
Notes In English. Accessed on May 27, 2010. 19 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 88360. CRREL Acc. No: 64004509
Index Terms climatic change; drilling; exploration; glacial geology; polar regions; research projects; Antarctica; polar regions; AGAP; ANDRILL; areal geology; climate change; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; lithosphere; POLENET; programs; research; SALE-UNITED; USGS; Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province
Abstract The International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2008 is the largest coordinated effort to understand the polar regions in our lifetime. This international program of science, discovery, and education involves more than 50,000 scientists from 62 nations. The IPY 2007-2008 Antarctic Earth System Science themes are to determine the polar regions' present environmental status, quantify and understand past and present polar change, advance our understanding of the links between polar regions and the globe, and investigate the polar frontiers of science. There are several key IPY 2007-2008 Earth System Science projects in the Antarctic: POLENET will capture the status of the polar lithosphere through new instrument arrays. ANDRILL will uncover past change using novel drilling technologies. "Plates and Gates" will advance our understanding of the teleconnections between Antarctica and the global climate system. AGAP and SALE- UNITED will study hitherto unsampled subglacial mountains and lakes. A new era of international collaboration will emerge along with a new generation of Antarctic scientists and a legacy of data and enhanced observing systems.
URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2007/1047/
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 299613