New Zealand IGY Antarctic expeditions, Scott Base and Hallett Station

T Hatherton, Author;  Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Other contributor; 

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T Hatherton, Author
Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Other contributor
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"This bulletin describes the work of the two Antarctic expeditions that formed part of New Zealand's contribution to the International Geophysical Year. The scientific data have been sent to World Data Centres; ionospheric, geomagnetic, and seismological data will be published by the N.Z. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research in the observatory data series of the Geophysics Division; and research work arising out of the investigations will be published in the appropriate science journals. This account has been prepared to provide a unifying review of the activities of the expeditions and a summary of the results of the scientific investigations." - preface.

Preface / organisation of new zealand igy antarctic activities / national organisation / antarctic programme / relationships with other organisations / scott base: introduction / scott base 1957 / scott base 1958 / hallett station: introduction / hallett station 1957 / hallett station 1958 / design and construction of the bases: introduction / scott base / hallett station / meteorology - scott base / weather and climate data / hours of bright sunshine / total downward flux of short-wave radiation / radiation balance / air-temperature profiles / geomagnetism - installation of equipment at scott base / installation of equipment at hallett station / absolute magnetic measurements, scott base / absolute magnetic measurements, hallett station / absolute magnetic measurements at field stations / description of absolute magnetic stations / magnetic declination observations in the field / secular changes at stations in the ross dependency / magnetic disturbances / aurorae - scott base visual observations / scott base all-sky camera observations / hallett station visual observations / hallett station all-sky camera observations / hallett station patrol spectograph / frequencies of occurrence / distribution in the sky / colour / diurnal variation of auroral incidence / aurorae and geomagnetic disturbance / position of displays and k-index / aurorae and ionospheric soundings / movement of arcs / hallett station spectograms / vertical ionospheric soundings - instruments / preparations for sounding programme / e region / f region / ionospheric disturbances, oblique echoes and spread / glaciology - movement of the ross ice shelf / the ross ice shelf near scott base / movement of the mcmurdo ice shelf / disposal of the shelf ice near scott base / thinning of the mcmurdo ice shelf / buckling of the ice shelf at scott base / oceanography - seismology / scott base installation / hallett station installation / microseisms / local seismicity / surface waves / gravity - auroral-zone absorption experiment / ground temperatures, scott base / ground resistivity / whistlers, scott base - introduction / equipment / results / references / appendices - new zealand national and inter-departmental committees for igy / personnel at new zealand igy antarctic stations / access to observations of the new zealand igy antarctic expeditions
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131 p., [1] folded page of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
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T Hatherton et al. 1961. New Zealand IGY Antarctic expeditions, Scott Base and Hallett Station, 08-448. Walsh Memorial Library, The Museum of Transport and Technology (MOTAT).

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