| || Criteria for Selection of Site for Construction of Structures on a Floating Ice Shelf in Antarctica A Case Study
Author : Sharma, Satya S.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:38(2) ; 1988 ; pp 131-140
Subject : 551 Geology
Keywords : Ice shelves;Dakshin Gangotri;Deposit of oil;Indian Antarctica station
Abstract : The coastal region of Antarctica, where substantial deposits of oil and other minerals are reported, consist of a number of ice shelves. Such areas encounter severe weather conditions and flow of the ice shelf which severely affect the life of the structure/installations. The Indian Antarctic station Dakshin Gangotri located in east Antarctica at 70 degree S 12 degree 05' E lies on one of such ice shelves. The paper brings out the criteria which should be kept in mind while selecting the site of a structure on an ice shelf, and a case study for selection of site of Indian research station Dakshin Gangotri in December 1983 of which the author was the leader of the first wintering party.