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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
Operating time: 8,760hrs (FY2016)

Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Laboratory (SHRIMP Laboratory)
Operating time: 3,096hrs (FY2016)

Polar Science Computer System
Operating time: 8,343hrs (FY2016)
Number of accounts: 173

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 87 (5)
Biological specimens ca. 60,000 127 (12)
Meteorites ca. 17,400 321 (78)

Library

category collection
Books Books: 27,600
Journals: 3,800 titles
E-books E-books: 7,000 titles
E-journal: 4,300 titles
Maps 3,500
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