Accreted Ice Under Vostok Station

It was mentioned above that on agreement with SCAR, a new round of drilling, with the purpose of collecting an ice core, was started as a collaboration program between Russia, France, and the U.S.A. This stopped at a depth of 3,623 m, about 130 m above the lake. New and interesting information developed as a result. A very sharp and significant variation in stable isotope and dust concentrations around the 3,320 m depth were found, which could not be of climatic origin (Figure 7.6). The ice...

Bibliography

Micro-organisms in the Antarctic ice. In Antarctic Microbiology (Friedmann, E. I., ed.). Wiley-Liss, New York, pp. 265-295. Abizov, S. S., 2001. Microflora of the Central Antarctica Ice Sheet. DSc. thesis, Institute of Microbiology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, 64pp in Russian . Abizov, S. S., Mitskevich, I. N., Bobin, N. E., Koudryshov, B. B., and Pashkevich, V. M., 1994. Longevity of micro-organisms in the most ancient layers of the central Antarctic ice sheet....

Plan for the international study of Lake Vostok

A question was raised with regard to scientific research related to Lake Vostok at the workshops mentioned in earlier chapters - namely, where were the American scientists who have pursued the traditional directions of glaciological and geophysical studies and who have spent time studying bottom processes of the ice sheet before 1996 Except for a few relatively new American glaciologists, little effort or research was spent by the U.S.A. on the issues of Lake Vostok. The answer lies behind...

Vostok Station and the ice shelf

A second workshop on the study of Lake Vostok occurred in May 1995 at the Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI), University of Cambridge, England, upon the recommendation of SCAR. A grant from the Royal Society in London provided me with support whilst at the SPRI in order to prepare for the meeting some 6 months in advance. Dr. Robin, former director of the SPRI, provided access to archives of all the radio-echo sounding flights that he conducted in East Antarctica. A reel from the archives...