What do the results of long-term tectonomagnetic research near Vernadsky say? Why were simultaneous observations of the ionosphere carried out over our Antarctic station and the Millstone Hill Observatory (USA) last October? What factors influenced the fact that in 2019, the ozone hole over the Antarctic was the smallest in the entire history of observations, and in 2020, on the contrary, its size was close to the historical maximum?
You can read about these and other research results of our and foreign scientists in the polar regions of the planet in the scientific articles of the new issue of the Ukrainian Antarctic Journal (UAJ) published in September this year. The electronic version is available at the link.
The issue includes 10 articles on the main areas of Ukrainian Antarctic research: geophysics, geology, meteorology, biology, ecology, etc.
In particular, the results of new observations of southern right whales, zooplankton analysis, and variability of oceanographic structures in the Southern Ocean are presented. It should be noted that for the latest study, data collection took place thanks to the state-of-the-art Ferrybox set of devices, which automatically takes water samples and determines a number of chemical and biological indicators. It was this study that since 2018 was included in the program of the expedition to study the Southern Ocean, to which Ukraine then returned after a two-decade break. So far, scientists have analyzed the results of the data during the Antarctic summer in 2018-2021 and presented them in an article.
Also, the new issue contains an article by our Polish colleagues on the study of Arctic fjords during global warming.
The editors of the UAJ are sincerely grateful to all defenders of Ukraine that now, thanks to their courage and invincibility, our scientists can continue their research and present their results to the world. Also, a special thanks to the scientists from Kharkiv and Odesa – the cities that are mostly targeted: even despite the shelling, the authors were able to finish their articles on time, and this deserves a special respect.
Let us remind you that the UAJ is a professional scientific journal that has been published since 2003. It is a bilingual journal; articles are published in Ukrainian and English. On the UAJ website abstract are presented in two languages and the articles are presented in the original language (mostly in English).
The publisher of the journal is the National Antarctic Scientific Center.