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A new US polar research vessel for the twenty-first century

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dc.contributor.author Dunbar, Robert B.
dc.contributor.author Alberts, Jon
dc.contributor.author Ashjian, Carin J.
dc.contributor.author Asper, Vernon L.
dc.contributor.author Chayes, Dale
dc.contributor.author Domack, Eugene
dc.contributor.author Ducklow, Hugh W.
dc.contributor.author Huber, Bruce
dc.contributor.author Lawver, Lawrence
dc.contributor.author Oliver, Daniel
dc.contributor.author Russell, Doug
dc.contributor.author Smith, Craig R.
dc.contributor.author Vernet, Maria
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-07T19:25:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-11-07T19:25:09Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09
dc.identifier.citation Oceanography 25, no. 3 (2012): 204-207 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1912/5516
dc.description Author Posting. © The Oceanography Society, 2012. This article is posted here by permission of The Oceanography Society for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Oceanography 25, no. 3 (2012): 204-207, doi:10.5670/oceanog.2012.96. en_US
dc.description.abstract Scientific and political interests at the poles are significant and rapidly increasing, driven in part by the effects of climate change and emerging geopolitical realities. The polar regions provide important services to global ecosystems and humankind, ranging from food and energy to freshwater and biodiversity. Yet the poles are experiencing changes at rates that far outpace the rest of the planet. Coastal Arctic communities are impacted by climate change through coastal erosion, sea level rise, ice loss, and altered marine food webs, threatening the future of their subsistence lifestyle. Climate change has dramatically increased the melt rate of ice sheets and glaciers at both poles and has the potential to significantly raise sea level worldwide. Oil and gas drilling as well as transportation in the Arctic have reached all-time high levels, in part because of reduced sea ice cover. Tourism is a growing industry at both poles, bringing more than 20,000 tourists each year to the western Antarctic Peninsula alone. The collateral effects of human activities include the potential for pollution of the marine environment, particularly through spills of hydrocarbons. Our ability to understand the effects of such activities and mishaps is limited, particularly in ice-covered areas during winter. en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Oceanography Society en_US
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2012.96
dc.title A new US polar research vessel for the twenty-first century en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.5670/oceanog.2012.96


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