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Internationales Polarjahr 2007/ 2008
Title: Internationales Polarjahr 2007/ 2008
Title alternative: Polarjahr: International Polar Year
Creator: Weigelt, Marietta
Publisher: Stiftung Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung in der Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft
Abstract: Understanding both the climate and the functioning of the earth as a system is one of the largest challenges of our time. In this context, polar regions play a pivotal role. Melting ice caps at the poles will cause sea levels to rise and, consequently, will make many coastal areas uninhabitable. Thawing of permafrost regions will release enormous quantities of the greenhouse gas methane. Hence, what happens to the polar regions has a direct effect on our lives. In the past, three large-scale international initiatives were aimed at studying the polar regions. These extensive scientific events, with numerous expeditions, establishment of new research stations and internationally coordinated observation programmes, significantly enhanced our knowledge of the polar regions. The International Polar Year 2007/08 intends to continue this tradition. Large-scale measuring campaigns and field studies will facilitate our understanding of the earth and its climate. This will be the only way to prepare for upcoming changes of our environment. [Information of the supplier, modified]
Table of contents: Research Projects / Text, Images, Audio & Film
Subject: Ecology of hostile land environments (577.58);
Earth Sciences (550)
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Spatial coverage: Frigid zones;
Arctic islands and Antarctica
Audience: Beginner; Intermediate
Language: English; German
Format: website
Resource type: Additional colleges and research institutes
Access: free
Metadata update date: 2015-06-12
Metadata provider: UBFfm
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