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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation International Geophysical Year

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  • One of the more interesting results on atmospheric ozone which came out of the IGY was the discovery of the peculiar annual variation of ozone at Halley Bay Fig.

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  • Last week the head honcho, Mo Labrie, came into possession of some field notebooks and patches from the Second Miskatonic Antarctic Expedition the ‘57/’58 effort that was part of the IGY – not to be confused with the privately backed group that disappeared in 1938.

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  • The International Geophysical Year (IGY) (actually 18-months from July 1957 to December 1958) was a period designated by scientific academies and councils around the world for collaboration on projects to study of the earth's environment and its interaction with the sun.

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  • For the International Geophysical Year (IGY), scientists from 67 nations would eventually participate in activities all over the globe and make significant advances in understanding plate tectonics, ocean currents, terrestrial magnetism, the Van Allen radiation belts and otherphenomena.

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  • Around that time, the IGY (International Geophysical Year) was starting up, and at our spot in

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  • This Scandinavian program, started by Rossby in 1954, had been a major factor in triggering interest in measuring CO2 during the IGY.

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  • Antarctica receive special attention that resulted not just in the science undertaken for IGY, but a major advance incontinuos scientific work that extends down to the present.

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  • This Scandinavian program, started by Rossby in 1954, had been a major factor in triggering interest in measuring CO2 during the IGY.

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  • As part of the IGY, both Russia and the U.S. were expected to orbit space vehicles.

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  • A notable political result founded on the IGY was ratification of the Antarctic Treaty in 1961.

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