4 ISRO Teams Join 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica (Download PDF)

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ISRO has joined the 36th Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica organised by the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research. ISRO has sent four teams to install stakes on ice for DGPS (Differential Global Positioning System) to validate the glacier surface velocity.

ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

ISRO Sends Four Teams to Antarctica

Highlights:

  • Climate change is the thrust area of the 36-ISEA.
  • Main objective of this expedition is to install stakes on ice for Differential Global Positioning System.
  • It will also verify conditions of snow over sea and land ice.
  • ISRO teams will also study of snowmelt and freeze dynamics in Antarctica using space-based and ground-based observations.
  • It has sent four teams-
Image shows the name of four teams

Image Shows the Name of Four Teams

Image shows the name of four teams

About Indian Scientific Expedition to Antarctica:

  • It was initiated in 1981 with the first Indian expedition to Antarctica.
  • It has gained global acceptance after India signed Antarctic Treaty.
  • The program, atmospheric, biological, earth, chemical, and medical sciences are studied by India.

Research stations:

Image of Research stations

Image of Research Stations

Image of Research stations

- Published/Last Modified on: April 2, 2017

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