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Antarctica- A Window To Remote Knowledge

Masaki Kanao

National Institute of Polar Research


Polar Engineering Energy and Resources Climate Change Ice Melting Sea Level Rise Bioscience Animal Ecology Oceanography Glaciology Space Physics Geoscience Meteorits

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"Antarctica" is a keystone to understand the past and present status on the Earth system, as well as to predict future of our planet as viewed from polar region. Antarctica, ice-covered continent surrounded by the Southern Ocean, has been gradually investigated during the last half century by all kind of scientific branches; bioscience, physical sciences, geoscience, oceanography, environmental studies, together with technological components. This book covers the topics on recent development of all kinds of scientific research in and around Antarctica, in a context of currently on-going processes in the extreme environment in polar regions. Antarctica is now affected by remarkable changes in its temperature and sea-ice extent, mass loss of ice-sheet and glaciers, variations in marine and terrestrial ecosystem including human activities.

Since the most exciting initiative in polar region was the International Polar Year (IPY) in 2007-2008, conducted as 50th anniversary of the International Geophysical Year (IGY 1957-1958). The initiative greatly enhanced the exchange of ideas across nations and scientific disciplines to unveil the status and changes of planet Earth. This kind of interdisciplinary exchange helps us understand and address grand challenges such as rapid environmental change and its impact on society. In this regards, this book partially aims to compile fruitful achievements of involved projects by the IPY and post era, especially focusing on surface environmental variations associated with climate change such as global warming.

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Review results due: November 20th 2020

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Expected publication date: January 19th 2021

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About the editor

Masaki Kanao

National Institute of Polar Research

Dr. Masaki Kanao obtained his Ph.D. from Kyoto University. He is currently working at the National Institute of Polar Research in Tokyo, Japan. He is mostly interested in Earth's structure and dynamics from geoscience studies. Polar regions, both in the Arctic and Antarctic, have been investigated by using seismological and geophysical approaches. He is also interested in present Earth’s dynamics and tectonics of the continental lithosphere. Antarctic continent, as a member of the past Gondwana super-continent, has been a main target to reveal lithospheric evolution history. Recently, inter-disciplinary studies in terms of glacial earthquakes, cryoseismic events in Greenland and Antarctica have been focusing on involving environmental changes associated with global warming. These investigations in polar regions have been contributing to the development of all kinds of global Earth sciences.

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