Bonanza from the frozen continent

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dc.contributor.author Setty, M.G.A.P.
dc.date.accessioned 2000-10-24T10:01:00Z
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-29T13:48:35Z
dc.date.available 2000-10-24T10:01:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-29T13:48:35Z
dc.date.issued 1983
dc.identifier.citation Science Today, vol.17(9); 1983; 57-61
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/6502
dc.description.abstract Antarctica is a circumpolar continent surrounded by the Southern Ocean which is about 36 million sq kms and about 10% of the worlds oceans. Ice covers 98% of the continent and the rest is a non glacial terrain. Temperatures on Antarctica are extremely low. The temperatures vary from -15~'C in the coastal regions to -50~'C on the polar plateau of East Antarctica. The Southern Ocean and the geology of Antarctica are described. The copper deposits of Peru and Chile are considered to have their extension in Antarctica since the Antarctic Peninsula is the extension of Andean Orogen of South America. Sporadic occurrences of lead, zinc, silver and gold are known from Transantarctic Mountains. This could become target for future exploitation. The occurrence of hydrocarbon bearing strata along Antarctica offer hopes of oil and gas exploration. The icebergs, freshwater ice, from Antarctica if transported to water deficient part of world could solixe water scarcity problem. Antarctica can become a bonanza for any country but its political framework has to be settled
dc.language en
dc.relation.ispartof Science Today
dc.relation.isreferencedby NON-SCI
dc.subject Geology and Geophysics
dc.subject Aquatic Non-Resources
dc.subject Aquatic Non-Resources
dc.subject.other geology
dc.subject.other igneous rocks
dc.subject.other metamorphic rocks
dc.subject.other gabbros
dc.subject.other mineral resources
dc.subject.other gold
dc.subject.other copper
dc.subject.other nickel
dc.subject.other oil and gas
dc.subject.other hydrocarbons
dc.subject.other icebergs
dc.subject.other water resources
dc.subject.other PSE, Antarctic Ocean
dc.title Bonanza from the frozen continent
dc.type Journal Article
dc.affiliation.author CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, Goa, India


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