Proceedings: Smithsonian at the Poles (Contributions to International Polar Year Science)

Smithsonian IPY Symposium – The Smithsonian Institution convened a polar science symposium May 3-4, 2007, as one of the inaugural U.S. contributions to celebrate the International Polar Year (IPY) 2007-2009. This two-day symposium presented findings by polar scientists from Arctic and Antarctic research, with particular attention to changes in polar systems past, present and future, and their global impact. The symposium carried on a tradition of polar science that began at the Smithsonian nearly 150 years ago and resulted in some of the world’s foremost collections and archives of Arctic and Antarctic materials.

Selected papers:

  • “Yup’ik Eskimo Contributions to Arctic Research at the Smithsonian” (by Ann Fienup-Riordan, pg. 79- 88).
  • “Fron Tent to Trading Post and Back Again: Smithsonian Anthropology in Nunavut, Nunavik, Nitassinan, and Nunatsiavut” (by Stephen Loring, pg. 115-128).
  • “Considerations of Anatomy, Morphology, Evolution, and Function for Narwhal Dentition” (by Martin T. Nweeia, et. al., pg. 223-240.
  • “Scientific Diving Under Ice: A 40-year Bipolar Research Tool” (by Rob Robbins, pg. 241-252).
  • “Antarctic Meteorites: Exploring the Solar System from the Ice” (by Timothy J. McCoy, Linda C. Welzenbach, and Catherine M. Corrigan, pg 387-394).

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