- Tokyo Geographical Society
- 地学雑誌 (ISSN:0022135X)
- vol.72, no.1, pp.8-24, 1963-01-30 (Released:2009-11-12)
In February, 1957, the Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition established a station, called “Syowa”, on a small island off Prince Olav Coast, East Antarctica. The station had been occupied by the wintering teams untill February, 1962, except during the period from February, 1958, to January, 1959. Various kinds of scientific observations, for example, aeronomy, meteorology, geology, geomorphology, glaciology, biology, and so on, had been carried out at the station and on its surrounding Antarctic continent. The station was temporarily closed in February, 1962, on account of logistic and financial difficulties, and the reopenning of the station for scientific activities is now being discussed by the Japanese government.In this paper, activities of the Japanese Antarctic Research.Expedition are described and some of scientific results in geography, geology, geodesy, glaciology, and so on are briefly explained.