Antarctica: closer than you think

British Antarctic Survey director Chris Rapley (above) first conceived the idea of an International Polar Year back in early 2003. It has now grown into the world’s largest coordinated science programme in 50 years. While IPY will refine our knowledge of both the Arctic and Antarctic, here Chris explains the importance of Antarctica to the whole Earth system and why the planet needs IPY now more than ever.

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Author(s):
Authors: Rapley, Chris

Date:
1 January, 2006
Journal/Source:
Planet Earth / Winter 2006
Page(s):
10-11