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Japanese scientists to serve with Australian Antarctic Expedition



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FOR THE P R E S S (R eleased, o n ly i n C a n b e rra )

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS,

CANBERRA.

PR 8 3

2 6 th A u g u st, 1965·

■ JAPANESE SCIENTIST TO SERVE WITH AUSTRALIAN

: ANTARCTIC EXPEDITION '

A J a p a n e s e s c i e n t i s t , Dr K o sh iro K iz a k i, h a s b e e n a p p o in te d

a s g l a c i o l o g i s t w ith th e A u s t r a l i a n R a tio n a l A n t a r c t i c R e se a rc h

E x p e d itio n s a t Mawson i n 1966. He w i l l s h o r t l y a r r i v e i n M elbourne

t o b e g in p r e p a r a t i o n s f o r h i s y e a r i n A n t a r c t i c a , w here he w i l l

b e w o rk in g a t th e A n t a r c t i c D iv is io n o f th e D ep artm en t o f E x te r n a l

A f f a i r s and th e D epartm ent o f M ete o ro lo g y o f th e U n i v e r s i t y o f M elb o u rn e.

! Dr K iz a k i w i l l be m a in ly engaged i n a s tu d y o f p e t r o f a b r i c s

n e a r th e C asey R ange, 19 m ile s West S outh West o f Mawson. T h is

i n v e s t i g a t i o n s e e k s t o d e te rm in e th e r e l a t i o n s h i p b etw ee n th e movement

and d e fo rm a tio n o f i c e and th e ic e c r y s t a l s o f w hich i t i s com posed.

He w i l l a l s o c o n tin u e m easurem ents o f th e h e a t b u d g e t o f th e p l a t e a u ic e

commenced t h i s y e a r b y th e p r e s e n t g l a c i o l o g i s t a t Mawson.

, Dr K iz a k i, aged 41» was b o rn i n J a p a n and i s m a rrie d w ith

two c h i l d r e n . He s e rv e d a s g e o l o g i s t and g l a c i o l o g i s t w ith th e

f o u r t h J a p a n e s e A n t a r c t i c R e s e a rc h E x p e d itio n a t Syowa S t a t i o n from

November 1959 t o M arch 1961 . He h a s b e e n a r e s e a r c h a s s i s t a n t a t

H okkaido U n i v e r s i t y s in c e 1952 and h a s p u b lis h e d a number o f p a p e rs on

th e ' g e o lo g y o f J a p a n and A n t a r c t i c a . He i s a member o f th e A lp in e

Club o f H okkaido and th e Ja p a n A lp in e C lu b .