The Third Pole (TP) covers over 5 million square kilometers, has an average elevation of 4000 meters and is centered on the Tibetan Plateau and its surrounding regions that include the Himalayas to the south.
Historically, polar explorers generated much interest in their adventures – so much so that they dominated the newspapers and pop culture of the day. When these polar explorers returned from faraway places, they went on lecture tours and wrote books about their experiences, which only expand
Today it is commonplace for women to conduct fieldwork in Antarctica and to work with their male colleagues in the field. However, that has not always been the case.
The Ohio State University’s involvement in cold regions research began just after World War II with U.S. Army contracts for work in Greenland. Interest in polar studies grew during the International Geophysical Year (1957-58), and soon thereafter, Dr. Richard P.