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Why Antarctica Is Being Explored(为什么要勘探南极洲)

10. In all this barrenness and cold, what is there of value? First, Antarctica is bound to have mineral resources comparable to those of other great continents. Coal—much of it of poor quality—has been found at many points along the 2,000 mile mountain system known as the Great Antarctica Horst. A writer has found a small deposit of manganese ore and rock specimens flecked with uranium or stained green by copper. These finds are important only as indications that further exploration would be worthwhile, and such a systematic effort has begun under SCAR (the Special Committee on Antarctic Research). This group is an outgrowth of the International Geophysical Year (I.G.Y.); but its program has broadened from geophysics to include mapping and biology.

10、这样一个空旷寒冷的地方,到底有什么价值?首先,南极洲的地下一定有能与其它几个主要大陆相媲美的矿产资源。在被称为南极大地垒的山脉附近,沿线2000英里范围内已有多处找到了煤,尽管大多数质量很差。一名作家还发现了一个不大的锰矿堆积体和一些粘染有铀痕迹或者带着铜绿斑痕的矿石标本。这些发现的重要性在于它表明在这一地区进行深入的勘探是很有价值的,并且在“南极洲研究特别委员会(SCAR)”的指导下,系统的工作已经开始了。这个组织是国际地球物理学年会(LGY)的一个派生机构,但是它的项目已经从地球物理学拓展到地图测绘和生物学。

11. There are other possible economic values. Several intercontinental air routes lie across portions of Antarctica. Strange antibiotics have been found in the drifting plants of the Antarctic seas; the Russians are reported to be carrying in live herring to be dumped overboard in an attempt at sea "farming."

11、除此之外还有其他的经济价值。有数条洲际航线经过南极上空;在南极海洋的浮游植物里已发现了一些前所未知的抗生素;据报道,俄国人要将鲱鱼苗倒进海洋,尝试在南极“放养”。

12. But for the immediate future the great value of Antarctica may lie in other lines of research—from the common cold to problems of outer space. The former is under scrutiny at a biological laboratory at McMurdo Sound, where clues to certain viruses are being sought in the study of epidemics among the utterly isolated members of scientific parties.

12、但是,就近期看来,南极洲的重要价值却存在于其他的研究领域:从普通的感冒到外层空间的问题。对于感冒的研究已经在位于麦克默多湾(McMurdo Sound)的生物学实验室里紧锣密鼓地进行,一群完全与外界隔绝的科学组织的人员正从流行病学的角度寻找一些特殊的病毒。

13. Investigations of the weather's origins and patterns are being pressed. There is no question that Antarctica plays an important role in the weather that affects the destinies of those living south of the equator; some believe its effects are felt in the north as well.

13、对于气候的形成和模式的研究也正在加速进行。毫无疑问,在气候方面南极洲扮演着一个重要的角色,与生活在赤道以南的人们息息相关;甚至有人认为它的影响也同样波及到了北半球。

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