The Weddell Sea Area

  1. A.P. Crary,
  2. L.M. Gould,
  3. E.O. Hulburt,
  4. Hugh Odishaw and
  5. Waldo E. Smith
  1. Finn Ronne

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM001p0022

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic

How to Cite

Ronne, F. (1956) The Weddell Sea Area, in Antarctica in the International Geophysical Year: Based on a Symposium on the Antarctic (eds A.P. Crary, L.M. Gould, E.O. Hulburt, H. Odishaw and W. E. Smith), American Geophysical Union, Washington D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM001p0022

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1956

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900018

Online ISBN: 9781118669204

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Keywords:

  • Bowman Peninsula and Austin Mountain;
  • Ross Sea;
  • Shelf ice;
  • Tinting of ship penetration;
  • Weddell Sea

Summary

The Weddell Sea area is considered here as one possessing high strategic importance for exploration and study in connection with the IGY program. Tentative plans are presented for United States ships to penetrate severe pack-ice conditions and establish a base, giving full consideration to current Weddell Sea activities by Argentine and British parties. The historical background is considered and the potential scientific and geographical gains are weighed.