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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That discovery led to a successful application for federal International Polar Year funds, which have allowed an interdisciplinary team of researchers to explore eight ice patches for four years.
About 300 of the terms are new or revised for this edition, including aragonite, biogeochemical cycling, euphotic zone, Global Ocean Observing System, International Polar Year, marine snow, sea ice biome, and trace metals.
The first International Polar Year (IPY) in 1881-1884 marked the first major coordinated international scientific initiative to collect standardized meteorological and geophysical data in polar regions.
In 2007-2008, worldwide scientists are celebrating the International Polar Year (www.
Professor Edith Fanta of the International Polar Year Joint Committee explains the importance of this unique venture of international cooperation and how it is gathering important information on the biological, physical, and social processes of the polar regions.
During International Polar Year (2007-2008), their books--and other titles listed below--offer a magical opportunity to explore aspects of the North.
Dr Nia Whiteley, a researcher at Bangor university's school of biological sciences, will spend the next 12 months taking part in International Polar Year - the largest and most ambitious co-ordinated scientific effort in 50 years.
In support of International Polar Year, the theme for this year is climate change and its effects around the world.
It aims to support and draw attention to 2007 as International Polar Year.
The first issue under this new partnership coincides with the International Polar Year, a scientific initiative focused on the Arctic and the Antarctic that will run from March 2007 through March 2009.
They will present their ideas to a panel of judges including TV presenter Kate Bellingham and International Polar Year Ambassador Dr Cynan Ellis-Evans.
The research activities, collectively known as the International Polar Year, will improve our understanding of how the Earth's polar regions impact global climate systems.

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