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NIPR in number

As of January 1, 2017

Low-temperature room facilities
Low temperature laboratories: 9
Low temperature storage rooms: 6
Room-temperature laboratories: 2
Utilization by researchers from other institutes / universities
Number of cases: 135
Users: 237
Users’ affiliations: 7(FY2014)

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SHRIMP Laboratory)
Operating time: 3,480hrs
Analysis samples: 31
Operating days: 107(FY2014)

Polar Science Computer System
Operating time: 8,531hrs
Number of accounts: 153(FY2014)

Optical Calibration Room
Operating days: 37
Users: 39
Users’ affiliations: 7(FY2014)

Program of the Antarctic Syowa MST/IS Radar (PANSY radar)
Number of antennas: 1,045


Absolute gravity meter FG5

Absolute gravity value at NIPR
9.79770849 ±0.000000043m/s2
(January 25, 2017)

category collection borrowed samples (users)
Rocks and minerals ca. 20,000 27 (7)
Biological specimens ca. 60,000 67 (11)
Meteorites ca. 17,400 321 (78)

Library

category collection
Books Books: 27,200
Journals: 3,900 titles
E-books E-books: 7,000 titles
E-journal: 4,300 titles
Maps 3,400
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