MALAYSIAN ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION 2001

The recently instituted Malaysian Antarctic Research Program has been carried out in association with the New Zealand Antarctic Programme managed by Antarctica New Zealand.

The Malaysian Program commenced in 1999 with a visit to Antarctica by Professor Dr. Azizan Hj. Abu Samah of the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. Professor Samah is the leader of the Malaysian Program and for 2001 he led a team of 4 people to Scott Base to study the role of gravity waves in the dynamics of the Antarctic boundary layer in the Ross Sea region. This involves the use of an array of microbarographs and related flux measurements using sonic anemometers and two automatic weather stations set up on the Ross ice shelf not far from Scott Base.

 

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At left is Professor Dr. Azizan Hj. Abu Samah, the leader of the Malaysian antarctic program.

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This photo shows the New Zealand Air Force Hercules aircraft which flew the Malaysian team south from Christchurch to Williams Field near Ross Island on Monday 29th January, 2001.

 

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MALAYSIA 1   2001 (February 2nd) Malaysian Expedition cover from Scott Base     Price US$5

Note: This cover has the special Expedition cachet at bottom left, an Antarctica New Zealand sticker at top left and the Scott Base penguin cachet. the letters "K352" is the Antarctica New Zealand event number for this Science event.

 

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MALAYSIA 2   2001 (February 2nd) Malaysian Expedition cover from Scott Base     Price US$8

Note: this cover has been autographed by Professor Samah. The stamp used shows one of the RNZAF  Hercules aircraft the Expedition used. Professor Samah tells us that this season is the very first time that the Malaysian Team have had a special Antarctic cachet.


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