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
2011 | ISBN: 0309214696 | 195 pages | PDF | 6 MB
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.