Vol.27, No.04. 2016
Table of Contents
FOREWORD | Glaciology
Foreword for Thematic papers on “A Decade of Scientific Research at Dome A, Antarctica”
Scientific research in many disciplines has been undertaken in the Dome A region. Major focuses have been on glaciological dynamics and the mass budget of the interior ice sheet; the meteorology and climate of the high inland Antarctic plateau; recovery of a very old ice core (perhaps more than one million years) from near Dome A for studies of past climate and atmospheric composition; investigation of the topography and geological structure of the sub-glacial Gamburtsev Mountains; and astronomical observations (including the use of remotely operated telescopes) from the high, cold and clear location at Dome A. The region between Dome A and Prydz Bay, more than 1200 km to the north, was also the location for the major Chinese-led contribution the International Polar Year 2007-2008, PANDA (Prydz Bay, Amery Ice Shelf and Dome A Observatories). The results from these and other scientific programs at Dome A will be reviewed in this and subsequent issues of Advances in Polar Science.
Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia