Ice Station

Ice Station PDF

Author: Ruth Slavid

Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)

Published: 2015

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9783906027661


For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station-located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica's Weddell Sea-has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Since the station's establishment in 1956, there have been six Halley stations, each designed to withstand the difficult climatic conditions. The first four stations were crushed by snow. The fifth featured a steel platform, allowing it to rise above snow cover, but it, too, had to be abandoned when it moved too far from the mainland, making it precarious. Commissioned by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and completed in 2012, Halley VI is the winning design from a competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects. Designed by London-based Hugh Broughton Architects and AECOM, a US-based architecture and engineering firm, the structure cannot just rise to avoid being engulfed by accumulating snow, but it is also the first research station able to be fully relocatable, its eight modules situated atop ski-fitted hydraulic legs. This book tells the story of this iconic piece of architecture's design and creation, supplemented with many illustrations, including plans and previously unpublished photographs.

Ice Station

Ice Station PDF

Author: Matthew Reilly

Publisher: Macmillan

Published: 2000-09-15

Total Pages: 548

ISBN-13: 9780312971236


On Antarctica, special forces from several countries battle each other for control of what is believed to be an alien space ship buried in the ice. Non-stop action and treachery galore. A first novel.

Ice Station Nautilus

Ice Station Nautilus PDF

Author: Rick Campbell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Published: 2016-06-28

Total Pages: 337

ISBN-13: 1466883553


Russia's new ballistic missile submarine, Yuriy Dolgorukiy, is being deployed on its first patrol while America's newest fast attack submarine, North Dakota, is assigned to trail it and collect intel. As the Russian submarine heads under the polar ice cap, its sonar readings reveal the trailing American sub and cause the Russians to begin a radical, evasive maneuver. This, however, fails and the submarines collide, resulting in damage that sends both to the bottom. The Americans immediately set up a rescue mission, sending a new submarine and a SEAL team to establish an ice camp---Ice Station Nautilus---and stage a rescue. The Russians also send men and material, ostensibly to rescue their own men, but the Russian Special Forces team is also there to take the American base camp and the American sub, leaving no survivors or traces of their actions. As the men in North Dakota struggle to survive, the SEAL team battles for possession of the submarine. Rick Campbell's Ice Station Nautilus is an epic battle above and below the ice, Special Forces against SEALs, submarine against submarine, with survival on the line.

Encyclopedia of the Arctic

Encyclopedia of the Arctic PDF

Author: Mark Nuttall

Publisher: Routledge

Published: 2005-09-23

Total Pages: 2306

ISBN-13: 1136786805


With detailed essays on the Arctic's environment, wildlife, climate, history, exploration, resources, economics, politics, indigenous cultures and languages, conservation initiatives and more, this Encyclopedia is the only major work and comprehensive reference on this vast, complex, changing, and increasingly important part of the globe. Including 305 maps. This Encyclopedia is not only an interdisciplinary work of reference for all those involved in teaching or researching Arctic issues, but a fascinating and comprehensive resource for residents of the Arctic, and all those concerned with global environmental issues, sustainability, science, and human interactions with the environment.

History, Its Theory and Method

History, Its Theory and Method PDF

Author: B. Sheikh Ali


Published: 1981

Total Pages: 418

ISBN-13: 9780333907856


This well known book studies three aspects of history in a single volume theory, methodology and historiography. The merit of this book lies in interpreting ideas and explaining difficult concepts in a lucid and intelligible manner. A special feature is