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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Use of traditional knowledge from the Aboriginal populations helped garner the Canadian National Committee for International Polar Year 2007-2008 the 2010 gold medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Source: International Polar Year Oslo Science Conference, Research Council of Norway, www.ipy-osc.no.
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.
Including searches inspired by the International Polar Year, now ending, census scientists have made more than a dozen trips to each polar region.
Following the success last year of an International Polar Year project to map the extent and depth of subglacial Lake Ellsworth, the Natural Environment Research Council is funding a consortium of researchers from nine UK universities, the British Antarctic Survey and the National Oceanography Centre.
The aim was to highlight the urgency of protecting the Arctic from the damage caused by the deterioration of the global environment, to continue the momentum created by the International Polar Year with regard to scientific research and international cooperation in view of the availability of long-term, reliable tools covering the widest area possible, and to mobilise political leaders and make them aware of the urgency of implementing a network of observation stations in the Arctic.
As part of International Polar Year, a EUR5 silver proof coin and aEUR100 gold proof coin are being offered to collectors.
Two other KUAC efforts were nominated: Michael Letzring for production and editing work for a UAF Geophysical Institute project, and editor Aaron Elterman, Lawton and cameraman Letzring for a story about the University of Alaska International Polar Year.
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.
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.
In 2007-2008, worldwide scientists are celebrating the International Polar Year (www.ipy.org).
Everyone involved in Antarctic research, everyone who has ever been in the Antarctic, and everyone who has ever dreamt about the Antarctic--about penguins, fish, ice, winds, or extreme cold--is excited about participating in the International Polar Year. On the other side of the globe, in the Arctic, researchers, visitors, residents, and curious observers are equally expectant.

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