Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world

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India and Pakistan have engaged in a long-running military dispute in the Siachen Glacier region of the northern Kashmir since 1984. In recent years, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to end the conflict. Despite continuing hostilities, there remains a strong interest in resolving the dispute and eliminating the human and financial costs associated with maintaining troops on the highest battlefield in the world. One resolution to the problem could be the establishment of a scientific research center in the region. The military forces in the region would be replaced with scientists and engineers from both countries who would advance ... continued below

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Biringer, K.L. March 1, 1998.

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    Publisher Info: Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States)
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India and Pakistan have engaged in a long-running military dispute in the Siachen Glacier region of the northern Kashmir since 1984. In recent years, several unsuccessful attempts have been made to end the conflict. Despite continuing hostilities, there remains a strong interest in resolving the dispute and eliminating the human and financial costs associated with maintaining troops on the highest battlefield in the world. One resolution to the problem could be the establishment of a scientific research center in the region. The military forces in the region would be replaced with scientists and engineers from both countries who would advance knowledge in science and engineering by operating a high-altitude research station for the study of basic sciences, engineering, and human physiology. The high altitude, remote location, and unique geology would provide an unprecedented opportunity for ground-breaking research. The paper discusses options for such research and precedents, such as the Antarctic Treaty, for research in other hostile environments. 7 figs.

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OSTI as DE98004736

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  • Other Information: PBD: Mar 1998

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  • Other: DE98004736
  • Report No.: SAND--98-0505/2
  • Grant Number: AC04-94AL85000
  • DOI: 10.2172/589204 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 589204
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc698616

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Biringer, K.L. Siachen Science Center: A concept for cooperation at the top of the world, report, March 1, 1998; Albuquerque, New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc698616/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.