Kōrero: Antarctica and New Zealand

The South Pole

The South Pole

Nigel Roberts, author of Te Ara's Antarctic entry, stands at the geographic South Pole in front of the flags of the Antarctic Treaty countries. In the background is the Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station. The area is exceptionally dry, cold and windy. Its isolation, environmental purity and seismic stability allow research into regional and global climate systems, upper-atmosphere physics, earth movement and geomagnetic phenomena (such as auroras, induced electrical currents, and radio wave communication interference). Much of the research is done collaboratively.

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Private collection, Roberts family

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Nigel Roberts, 'Antarctica and New Zealand - The Antarctic Treaty', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/37207/the-south-pole (accessed 11 August 2020)

He kōrero nā Nigel Roberts, i tāngia i te 20 Jun 2012