International Polar Year


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International Polar Year

[¦in·tər¦nash·ən·əl ′pō·lər ‚yir]
(meteorology)
The years 1882 and 1932, during which participating nations undertook increased observations of geophysical phenomena in polar (mostly arctic) regions; the observations were largely meteorological, but included such as auroral and magnetic studies.
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He is currently the chair of the International Union for Circumpolar Health's Infectious Disease Working Group, the coordinator of the Infectious Disease International Circumpolar Surveillance project, and a coordinator of the Arctic Council's International Polar Year Arctic Human Health Initiative.
The International Polar Year (IPY) is a large, internationally coordinated, scientific program to study both polar regions, the Arctic and the Antarctic, through all of the scientific disciplines.
It aims to support and draw attention to 2007 as International Polar Year.
They will present their ideas to a panel of judges including TV presenter Kate Bellingham and International Polar Year Ambassador Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans.
Planning for the IYPE is being coordinated with other Earth-related international initiatives for the 2007-2009 period, specifically the International Polar Year (IPY), International electronic Geophysical Year (IeGY), and the International Heliophysical Year (IHY).
Later that day, researchers will be presenting papers at sessions co-sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and the International Polar Year Program.
It was only with the concerted effort organised around International Polar Year in 2007-8 that a full-scale aerogeophysical survey became possible.
Australian Antarctic scientists joined with polar researchers around the world on 25 February 2009 to officially celebrate two years of intensive, internationally coordinated scientific research for the International Polar Year (IPY).
Geography students Christopher Williams and Katherine Bazeley, both 20, and 21-year-olds Rupert Bainbridge and James Barraclough travelled to Greenland in what is International Polar Year during which researchers from around the world have been concentrating on the effects of climate change in the Arctic.
The study is part of an International Polar Year investigation that is looking at the Arctic hydrological cycle and freshwater ecosystems.
For more information about NASA's scientific contributions to the International Polar Year, a two-year event that focuses science and education on Earth's remote polar regions, please visit: http://www.
This United Nations project for the International Polar Year 2007-2008 examines the status of, and projected outlook for, all forms of ice and snow in the world's polar and mountain regions.

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