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Human Adaptability to Antarctic Conditions

Human Adaptability to Antarctic Conditions

E. K. Eric Gunderson (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66478-0 March 2013 American Geophysical Union 131 Pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 22.

This volume was made possible by the interest and support of George A. Llano, Office of Polar Programs, National Science Foundation. He originally suggested the need for such a review of research on man's adaptation to the antarctic environment and gave encouragement and assistance in carrying out this objective.

In the planning of this volume the decision was made to solicit contributions from investigators who were actively engaged in antarctic research. An effort was made to encompass all major medical and behavioral investigations and to reflect the multidisciplinary and multinational character of research in Antarctica. It was possible to obtain contributions from distinguished scientists who themselves directed major national programs and who were in excellent positions to review progress over the past decade.

The Antarctic Research Series
Morton J. Rubin  v

Preface
E. K. Eric Gunderson  vii

Introduction
E. K. Eric Gunderson  1

Physiological Research at British Antarctic Survey Stations
O. G. Edholm  5

Physiological Research at Australian Stations in the Antarctic and the Subantarctic
G. M. Budd  27

Physiological and Psychological Studies Conducted by Continental European and Japanese Expeditions
J. Rivolier  55

Physiological Research at U.S. Stations in Antarctica
Jay T. Shurley  7

Sociopsychological Aspects of a Winter Vigil at South Pole Station
Kirmach Natani and Jay T. Shurley  89

Psychological Studies in Antarctica
E. K. Eric Gunderson  115