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Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery

Adrien Victor Joseph de Gerlache de Gomery  

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(1866–1934),Belgian Antarctic explorer. Born in Hasselt to a noble family on August 2, 1866, de Gerlache was attracted at an early age to adventure and marine life. He started ...
Antarctic Circle

Antarctic Circle  

The area of land and sea that lies south of latitude 66°S, around Antarctica.
Antarctic Circumpolar Current

Antarctic Circumpolar Current  

The largest and most important ocean current in the southern hemisphere. It flows in an eastward direction around Antarctica, and occupies a wide tract of water in the South Pacific, South Atlantic, ...
Antarctic Convergence

Antarctic Convergence  

A line of convergence in the ocean surrounding Antarctica between latitudes 50° S and 60° S, where cold surface water from Antarctica (Antarctic Surface Water) sinks below warmer, less saline water ...
Antarctic ozone hole

Antarctic ozone hole  

The seasonal depletion of ozone over much of Antarctica. See also ozone hole.
Antarctic realm

Antarctic realm  

A biogeographical realm in the southern hemisphere, which contains a variety of ecosystems from temperate forest and grassland in New Zealand to tundra and ice sheets in Antarctica.
Antarctic Treaty

Antarctic Treaty  

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An international treaty that is designed to preserve the unique environment of Antarctica by limiting development there. It was signed in 1959 by the seven countries (Norway, France, Australia, New ...
Antarctica

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Encyclopedia of Global Change

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2005

This entry comprises two articles on natural and anthropogenic environmental changes in Antarctica. The first article focuses on the threats

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The Oxford Companion to World Exploration

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2007
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History
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Ferdinand Magellan in 1520 found a strait across America and named the land to the south “Tierra del Fuego,” presumed

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The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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2004
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Social sciences, Politics
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The international regime for Antarctica and the Southern Ocean is defined by the Antarctic Treaty System. Its main elements are

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Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Antarctica's harsh climate, remoteness, and lack of indigenous human population mean that human presence in and around the continent is

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The Oxford Companion to Australian History

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2003
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History, Regional and National History
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813 words

and Australia were joined in the supercontinent Gondwana until 95 million years ago. They are thus geological cousins as well

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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2008
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Australia has significant national interests in the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. It is party to key international instruments that cover

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Fifth-largest continent (larger than Europe or Australasia), covering almost 10% of the world's total land area. Surrounding the South Pole

Antarctica

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M. J. Peterson

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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2012
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828 words

Human activity in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean (also known as the Antarctic Ocean) is governed by an unusual international

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Encyclopedia of Climate and Weather (2 ed.)

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2011
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Science and technology, Earth Sciences and Geography, Social sciences, Environment
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The southern polar continent, Antarctica, is covered by our only modern example of a continental ice sheet. It is about

Antarctica and Climate Change

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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2009

Since the outset of scientific efforts to understand the natural climatic changes that the Earth has undergone in the past

Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History

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2007
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History, Military History
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Although today we know that the icebound land at the bottom of the world is the highest, driest, most windswept,

Antarctica, RAAF Operations in

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (2 ed.)

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2009

During Sir Douglas Mawson's 1929–30 research expedition, a RAAF DH60 Moth floatplane and two pilots undertook exploration, reconnaissance, photographic and

Apsley Cherry-Garrard

Apsley Cherry-Garrard  

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(1886–1959)Antarctic explorer, born in Bedford, heir to two landed English families and son of a major‐general. He was educated at Winchester College and Oxford University. In 1910 he accompanied ...

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