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Antarctica : Earth's own ice world

Author: Michael W Carroll; Rosaly M C Lopes
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2019]
Series: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of strategies that future explorers will undertake as they set up settlements on Mars and beyond. This exciting  Read more...
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Carroll, Michael
Antarctica: Earth's Own Ice World
Cham : Springer,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael W Carroll; Rosaly M C Lopes
ISBN: 9783319746241 3319746243
OCLC Number: 1037816911
Notes: 3. Glacier Travel/Crevasse Rescue: Thursday December 15 at 9:00 am
Description: 1 online resource (197 p.)
Contents: Intro; Preface: Beginnings of an Adventure; Acknowledgements; Contents; 1: The Lure of the Poles; Legends Before History; The First Breakthrough; The "Heroic Age" of Exploration: Northern Exposures; Austral Adventures; Shackleton and the End of an Era; Permanent Beachheads; International Geophysical Year; International Antarctic Treaty; Antarctic Conservation Act; The United States Antarctic Program (USAP); Antarctic Travel in the Modern Age; The US Antarctica Program (USAP): Raison d'etre; Why Go Today?; 2: The Mountain and Its Madness; Early Exploration; The Volcano and its Setting Lava Lake ActivityIce Caves; Erebus Crystals; Lava Lakes on Io; More Weird Lakes?; 3: First Step: Getting There; The Proposal; Pre-Qualification; The Christchurch Experience; Computer Security; The International Antarctic Center; Flying South; 4: Second Step: McMurdo; Playing Nice; To Erebus, by Way of Mars; Long-Distance Calling; Power, Water, and Waste; Staging to Field Camps; Homes Away From Home: Imagining a Mars Outpost; Planetary Protection; Preparing for Our Final Ascent; McMurdo U's Curriculum; Communications; Antarctic Field Safety; Glacier Travel and Crevasse Rescue 5: Working on the EdgeField Work Under Antarctica's Ices; The Antarctica Search for Meteorites (ANSMET); Field Work in Antarctica: The Myths and the Reality; Selected List of Antarctic Specially Protected Areas; 6: Our Voyage Up The Mountain; A Toothy Affair; On to Erebus; The Antarctica/Planetary Connection: Ground Truth; Reaching our Goal at Tower Ridge; Enceladus Analog?; 7: Landscapes on This and Other Worlds; Reasons for a Very Long Trip, Scientific and Artistic; The Art of Science; Volcanoes Out There: The Mountains Close By; Volcanoes Farther Afield; The Jewel in Saturn's Crown Titan: Volcanoes in a Methane SoupCousins in the Darkness: Triton and Pluto; More Than Rocks; 8: Future Explorations; Mars; Settling a Higher Frontier; Exploring the Ice Moons; Pluto: Ice Dwarf on the Edge; Life in the Cold Lane; The Future of Antarctica; Farewells; 9: Journal Entries; Prior to Flight Out; Rosaly; Notes on Packing and McMurdo Station; Mike; July 16, 2016; Rosaly; Partial Packing List (Suggested by Jani Radebaugh and Chris McKay); Mike; October 4, 2016; Rosaly; October 5, 2016; Rosaly; October 5, 2016; Rosaly; October 13, 2016; Rosaly; November 13, 2016; Rosaly November 1, 2016: Typical Communiqué to the UTMBMike; November 2016, just before Thanksgiving; Rosaly; December 9, 2016; Rosaly; December 13, 2016; Mike; Christchurch, December 13, 2016; Rosaly; December 13, 2016 (again): Antarctic Center; Mike; December 13, 2016: Flight to McMurdo; Rosaly; The Flight Down; Mike; Tuesday, December 13, 2016: Arrival on the Ice; Mike; Wednesday, December 14, 2016; Mike; Our Upcoming Schedule; Mike; 1. Altitude Course: Wednesday, December 14 at 8:30 am; 2. Antarctic Field Safety: Wednesday December 14 at 1:00 pm
Series Title: Springer-Praxis books in popular science.
Responsibility: Michael Carroll and Rosaly Lopes.

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"In 2016, scientist Rosaly Lopes and artist Michael Carroll teamed up as fellows of the National Science Foundation to travel to Mount Erebus, the world's southernmost active volcano in Antarctica. The logistics of getting there and complex operations of Antarctica's McMurdo Station echo the kinds of strategies that future explorers will undertake as they set up settlements on Mars and beyond. This exciting popular-level book explores the arduous environment of Antarctica and how it is similar to other icy worlds in the Solar System.The bulk of this story delves into Antarctica's infrastructure, exploration, and remote camps, culminating on the summit of Erebus. There, the authors explored the caves and ice towers on the volcano's flanks, taking photographs and generating original art depicting scenes in Antarctica and terrestrial analogs on other planets and moons. Readers will see an intimate side of Mount Erebus and Antarctica while surveying the region's history, exploration, geology, and volcanology, which includes research funded by the National Science Foundation's United States Antarctic Programs. Richly illustrated with photographs and stunning paintings showcasing the beauty of the harsh continent, the book captures the spirit and splendor of the authors' journey to Erebus."--

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