Subglacial Aquatic Environments: A Focus of 21st Century Antarctic Science

  1. Martin J. Siegert and
  2. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II
  1. Mahlon C. Kennicutt II1 and
  2. Martin J. Siegert2

Published Online: 25 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch1

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments

How to Cite

Kennicutt, M. C. and Siegert, M. J. (2011) Subglacial Aquatic Environments: A Focus of 21st Century Antarctic Science, in Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments (eds M. J. Siegert and M. C. Kennicutt), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1002/9781118670354.ch1

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department Of Oceanography, Texas A&M University, College Station Texas, USA

  2. 2

    School Of Geosciences, University Of Edinburgh Edinburgh, Uk

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875904825

Online ISBN: 9781118670354



  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Antarctica–Discovery and exploration;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–History;
  • Subglacial lakes–Polar regions–Discovery and exploration;
  • Aquatic ecology–Antarctica;
  • glaciology;
  • microbiology;
  • paleoclimatology;
  • Antarctic;
  • subglacial


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Early Scientific Developments

  • Momentum Builds

  • Vostok Subglacial Lake

  • Life in Subglacial Aquatic Environments

  • Other Subglacial Lakes

  • New Frontier