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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)


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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