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Meteorol. : Atmospheric boundary layer studies over the Indian Antarctic Station, Maitri, Ph D Thesis, University of Delhi, December, (1995). Ng, F. and H. Conway: Fast-flow signature in the stagnated Kamb Ice Stream, West Antarctica. Geol. 32, 481-484 (2004). 36 H. N. Dutta, Pawan K. C. Deb et al. , Y J. Yoon, W. Junkerman, P. Aalto, M. Kulmala, H. Lihavainen and Y. Viisanen: Airborne measurements of nucleation mode particles I: coastal nucleation and growth rates; Atmos. Chem. Phys. 7, 1491-1501 (2007).

L. -H. A. A. Dixon, A. Ekaykin, M. Frezzotti, I. Goodwin, E. D. I. Morgan, H. D. Van Ommen, Vander Veen, J. Wen: Insignificant Change in Antarctic Snowfall since the International Geophysical Year. , 313, 827-831 (2006). Naithani, J. N. Dutta: Acoustic sounder measurements of the planetary boundary layer at Maitri, Antarctica‖. Boundary- layer. , 76, 199-207 (1995). N. K. M. M. Agarwal: Evaluation of heat and momentum fluxes over Maitri, Antarctica‖. Boundary- Layer. Meteorol. : Atmospheric boundary layer studies over the Indian Antarctic Station, Maitri, Ph D Thesis, University of Delhi, December, (1995).

In the coastal areas the wind velocity is 150 meters per hour. The 5 meter thick ice of this continent deposited from 5 lakhs years encloses the climate of the past. These gas bubbles enclosed in the ice are a witness of pollution caused by environmental gases, industrialization, atomic bomb and fertilizers used for crops. The future climate and weather can be predicted on the basis of research on theses factors. Every year during winters about 7 million sq. kms of ice deposits around Antarctica, which melts during summers.

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