The increasing use of electronic techniques in making measurements in all branches of science has been evident for many years in laboratories, and we must expect the same trend at scientific stations and in field operations in the polar regions. The aim of this and a later article is to provide information about polar conditions for those already familiar with electronic methods in the laboratory, and to call attention to the variation in properties and reliability of components for which allowance should be made in specification and design of electronic apparatus.
(Received January 14 1963)
* Published by permission of the Admiralty and the Air Ministry.
† Royal Radar Establishment, Malvern.
‡ Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge.