Scott Polar Research Institute (SPRI)
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The Scott Polar Research Institute is the oldest international centre for polar research within a university and is acknowledged as the world's premier polar information centre. It combines active research with world-renowned library, museum, archival and photographic collections, covering all aspects of the Arctic and Antarctic, including polar history, science and technology, economics and politics, law, medicine, tourism, humanities and art.
The Institute has research groups investigating a range of issues in both the environmental sciences and social sciences of relevance to the polar regions:
- Glaciology and Climate Change Group
- Glacimarine Environments Group
- Polar Landscape and Remote Sensing Group
- Polar Social Science and Humanities Group
In addition, the Institute is part of the NERC Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling.
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(1994-06-14)This dissertation is concerned with the physical oceanography of meltwater plumes emerging at the base of glaciers at heads of fjords. First, a numerical model is developed and simulations to show the use of such a model ...
(1989-07-28)In 1977 the International Whaling Commission (IWC) deleted the exemption that allowed Alaska Eskimos to harvest the bowhead whale. This sparked considerable controversy. The IWC had not previously exerted authority over ...
(1991-10-22)Wildlife management regimes in north Alaska are examined and found not to accommodate local wildlife use adequately. Often, traditional uses of game are not allowed, or local residents are unable to provide for their needs ...