The antarctic Zhongshan weather station of China which was set up in Feb. 1989, located in Larsmann hills, its station number is 89573. The antarctic Zhongshan weather station collects observation data four times a day (Beijing time 02,08,14,20), and it records the change of the weather at any moment. Its observation items includes clouds, visibility, weather phenomenon, wind direction, wind speed, temperature, humidity, air pressure, sunlight, soil temperature, precipitation etc. And now, it also observes atmospheric ozone amount and makes site weather forecast for science research.
The Facility's objectives are to (1) insure maximum availability of samples to qualified investigators, (2) encourage analysis over a wide range of research disciplines without unnecessary duplication, and (3) encourage prompt publication of results.
Decisions on sample allocation will be coordinated by the NICL-Science Management Office (NICL-SMO) and made by ... the Sample Allocation Committee (referred to as the Committee), appointed by the Ice Core Working Group (ICWG, referred to as Working Group), with final approval from NSF-OPP. The Scientific Coordinator of NICL-SMO is the central point of contact for requests for ice core samples. Through the NICL-SMO, the Committee has developed a communication system to allow for prompt handling of all requests. Once a decision has been made to allocate samples to an investigator, the NICL Curator will assist investigators in accessing the ice core samples and making arrangements for transportation of samples to home institutions, or for analyses to be performed at the Facility.
Once a request has been approved by the Committee and NSF, the Scientific Coordinator will notify the requesting investigator. The investigator should then contact the Facility Curator to arrange for a visit to NICL to work on samples or to arrange for transport of samples to their home institution. The Facility may charge investigators to recover labor, freight or mailing ... expenses involved in filling requests. The Curator will furnish a charge estimate, if required, before processing the request.
Data derived from measurement and analysis of all samples from the Facility must be archived at an appropriate Data Center, as described in the NSF-OPP data policy NSF-OPP data policy.
Subsequent sample requests for the same investigation must include a statement that describes progress of the study, the need for additional samples, and the status of previous samples. Approval of an initial request does not constitute approval for subsequent access to the core collection. New requests by the same applicant or group will be honored when results from previous requests have been published as research papers in scientific journals, as research reports or data is archived at an established data center. Any conflicts between the Facility, NICL-SMO and an investigator will be referred to the Office of Polar Programs.
If any work is to be done on samples that is in addition to, or different than, that stated on the original request, the Scientific Coordinator must first be notified.. In order to prevent duplicative efforts, recipients of samples must not allow research projects that differ substantially from projects originally proposed in sample requests to be undertaken by themselves or others without first obtaining permission and approval from the Scientific Coordinator. Samples must not be transferred to other investigators without prior notification Any unused samples or portions of cores must be returned to the Facility for re-archiving and possible allocation to another investigator. The objective of this provision is not to restrict research; on the contrary, the objective is to insure that the best possible use is made of the samples and that the Scientific Coordinator is fully informed as to their use and disposition.
Investigators who simply wish to make a brief examination of specific cores (without sampling or conducting analyses) may apply informally to the Scientific Coordinator. A decision will be made quickly to facilitate this activity.
Once a request has been approved by the SAC and NSF, the Scientific Coordinator will notify the requesting investigator. The investigator should then contact the NICL Curator to arrange for a visit to NICL to work on samples or to arrange for transport of samples to their home institution. NICL may charge investigators to recover freight or mailing expenses involved in filling requests. The Curator will furnish a charge estimate, if required, before processing the request.
1. Prompt publication of significant results, with acknowledgment of the National Science Foundation as the source of materials. 2. Submittal of information to the Scientific Coordinator pertaining to samples obtained from the Facility. In addition, be sure to include this information in your annual NSF report. 3. Notification to the Scientific Coordinator of any significant change in the research plan described in the original request. 4. Data derived from material from the Facility must be archived at an established data center in accordance to the NSF-OPP data policy.