Recently the next issue of the Ukrainian Antarctic Journal (UAJ), which contains 9 scientific articles on the study of the mysterious world of Antarctica has been published. The articled relate to such research areas as geophysics, meteorology, glaciology, biology, ecology, etc.
For example, the results of the study of biologically active compounds of one of the two Antarctic flowering plants – Colobanthus quitensis – are presented. By investigating these plants, our scientists are trying to find out how they were able to adapt to the extreme conditions of Antarctica: low temperatures, high levels of ultraviolet radiation, and drought.
The effectiveness of the system of planetary monitoring of thunderstorm activity with observation points in the Arctic and Antarctic was also evaluated. It is about a network of low-frequency induction magnetometers formed by CARISMA (Canadian Array for Realtime Investigations Magnetic Activity) and Akademik Vernadsky station.
Another interesting work is modeling the dependence of the maximum speed of Truz Glacier (Kyiv Peninsula, West Antarctica) on air temperature. To do this, scientists processed data from weather observations at Akademik Vernadsky station and satellite radar observations from May 2015 to November 2022.
You can read about these and other studies by following the link.
It is important that the journal contains articles by both Ukrainian scientists and their foreign colleagues, in particular from Poland and Canada.
We remind you that UAJ is a professional scientific edition and has been published since 2003. The journal is bilingual, articles are published in Ukrainian and English. On the UAJ website, article abstracts are posted in both languages, and the articles themselves are in the original language (mostly in English).
The journal is published by the National Antarctic Science Center.