Ukrainian Antarctic journal

No 1 (2003): Ukrainian Antarctic Journal

Natural discharge of the Galindez Island fresh lake (Antarctic peninsular) as a regional climate changes result

V. V. Skrypnik
Ukrainian scientific centre of the ecology of sea, Odesa
S. B. Kovalenok
Ukrainian Antarctic Center, Kyiv
  • fresh lake,
  • climate change,
  • ice cover


The analysis of meteorological data, weather conditions and ice situation indicates a clear trend to climate warming in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Climatic changes might be the reason for hydrometeorological anomalies seen in the Argentina Islands region. One such abnormal hydrometeorological manifestation is the full emptying of the freshwater lake near the Akademik Vernadskiy Station on the Marina Point (65° 15’ S, 64° 15’ W).