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Sept. 9, 2011


Future of Antarctic Research


A new report from the National Research Council identifies eight questions that will drive scientific research in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean over the next two decades and opportunities to sustain and enhance the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic Program. The questions cover topics related to global climate and fundamental discoveries, including examining how Antarctica will contribute to changes in global sea level and what the region can help reveal about space weather, such as solar storms.