Antarctic Drilling Program


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Cooper, A. K., P. J. Barrett, H. Stagg, B. Storey, E. Stump, W. Wise, and the 10th ISAES editorial team, eds. (2008). Antarctica: A Keystone in a Changing World. Proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.doi:10.3133/of2007-1047.kp01


The 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences (10th ISAES) was convened at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in August 2007. At the symposium about 350 researchers presented talks and posters with new results on major topics, including climate change, biotic evolution, magmatic processes, surface processes, tectonics, geodynamics, and the cryosphere. The symposium resulted in 335 papers and extended abstracts (Cooper et al., 2007, and this volume). Many science discoveries were presented spanning the last 2 billion years, from times when Antarctica was part of former supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwana to the present when Antarctica is an isolated, ice-covered land mass surrounded by seafloor spreading centers. In this summary we highlight some of the new results presented at the symposium.