Wikipedia:WikiProject Antarctica

WikiProject Antarctica
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This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the continent of Antarctica with a spirit of cooperation. This page and its subpages contain suggestions on formatting and layout of articles about Antarctica. To participate, simply add your name at the participants section.

Divisions Scope edit

This project covers the creation and maintenance of articles related to the continent of Antarctica, its geology and geologic history, geography, climate, lifeforms, political and scientific history. It aims to expand Wikipedia's resources on Antarctica in a fair and accurate manner.

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Participants edit

Active participants edit

To join WikiProject Antarctica, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of participants. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. Dentren
  2. Chris
  3. Finavon
  4. Fishdecoy - focus: McMurdo Sound geographic area. Stickler for using footnotes and citing sources.
  5. Daniel - Mountains, valleys and other specific georgraphical features.
  6. Niel Malan
  7. Polylerus - I'd love to help out
  8. Zatoichi26
  9. Æetlr Creejl
  10. SatuSuro interested in project management (correct category tags etc.) and tagging
  11. BrianKliesen - Updating areas around McMurdo Sound and the US Antarctic Program.
  12. Ictionary - I add to the English Portal:Antarctica when I can.
  13. Like tears in rain (talk) can give some help from :fr
  14. Ratzer McMurdo Dry Valleys, individual valleys, lakes, rivers, etc.
  15. Phanly (talk) irregular editor particularly interested in impacts of climate change on Antarctica dinghy (talk) 00:49, 6 April 2009 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  16. Avenue (talk) - Interested in geology, climate change and the Ross Dependency.
  17. DiverDave - Interested in Australian Antarctic Territory, geology, orogeny, history, ANARE.
  18. ContrillionAU (talk) 10:23, 15 August 2010 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  19. ∙:∙:.:pepper:.:∙:∙
  20. Guy Macon - Electronics Engineer who has designed equipment for polar use. Would like to work in Antarctica some day.
  21. Arzino - Interested in Antarctic Geography (Islands, Mountains...)
  22. User:Solo Toady - I am willing to work on improving the Alexander Island stub articles.
  23. Jan1nad — A to Z via USGS GNIS fixing wikilinks, citations and grammar
  24. Maias - Fauna and IBAs
  25. Lemnaminor
  26. Shebaks (talk) 21:55, 13 May 2013 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  27. Alcoll12 - Geology, geography, history of exploration
  28. Altamel - South Shetland and South Orkney Islands
  29. Tjlynnjr
  30. Apidium23 - Geography, United States Antarctic Program (USAP) entries, and paleontology.
  31. Libertybison (talk) - history
  32. Seazzy - Ross Sea, interested to learn more about continent-wide flora and fauna, climate and geology
  33. Crefollet - General interest in Antarctica; hope to live/work there one day
  34. Janitoalevic - I like Geography/Politics, i'm from Chile, i've been at Puerto Williams, and i've expanded and created articles about Chile in the Antarctica.
  35. Avismother - Interested in territorial claims, wildlife, and general human interaction with and influence on Antarctica and the Sub Antarctic islands.
  36. Chesipiero - Antarctica-related lists
  37. A Guy into Books (talk) 20:47, 17 August 2017 (UTC) Just general interest.Reply[reply]
  38. Sixflashphoto - Geography, United States Antarctic Program (USAP), and general interest.
  39. LandoBando (talk · contribs) 17:59:25, 3 March 2019 (UTC)  - Heavily interested in polar regions, especially in everything related to Antarctica.Reply[reply]
  40. TheTechnician27 (talk · contribs) 20:35:18, 5 June 2019 (UTC)  – Here because I think Antarctica is cool, pun intended.Reply[reply]
  41. Deror (talk) 21:22, 14 June 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  42. Gerald Waldo Luis (talk · contribs) 11:50:40, 26 August 2020 (UTC)  On the place and aviation.Reply[reply]
  43. Mcmangold - focus: James F. Brandau, Scott Base.
  44. TheRealGrantma (talk) 01:04, 8 November 2020 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  45. Federalwafer (talk · contribs) 13:09:46, 8 December 2020 (UTC)  -Interested in human culture, tradition, and history around AntarcticaReply[reply]
  46. Jack Ryan Morris (talk · contribs) 21:29:50, 5 February 2021 (UTC)  -Antarctica seems so exotic and foreign to me, and I find almost everything about it interestingReply[reply]
  47. User:Gandalf the Groovy Antarctic history is pretty neat
  48. Douuwwurunwuuzhe (talk · contribs) 23:30:44, 21 April 2021 (UTC)  history, Geology, Geography and Scinetific ResearchesReply[reply]
  49. Elytrian (talk · contribs) 04:42:10, 7 July 2021 (UTC)  Interesting. And cool. Ba-doom chaReply[reply]
  50. Contrawwftw (talk · contribs) Academic working in the field of Antarctic biota
  51. Meitner109 (talk · contribs) 13 August 2021 Antarctic history
  52. Liam2520 (talk) 06:41, 26 October 2021 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  53. NotADev (talk · contribs) 01:01:42, 7 January 2022 (UTC)  Physical geography mainlyReply[reply]
  54. Deror (talk) Physical geography mainly
  55. Buckland1072 (talk · contribs) 12:56:20, 13 June 2022 (UTC)  British Antarctic historyReply[reply]
  56. Nyonyatwelve (talk · contribs) 15 July 2022 - Interested in geography and climate
  57. Jake Jakubowski (Talk) 04:33, 7 June 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  58. UsualDosage (talk · contribs) 27 Oct 2023 - South Georgia Island, British Graham Land Expedition, Nautical Vessels

Former participants edit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Anarcticpenguin – single edit account
  2. BrucePL West Antarctica, Marie Byrd Land, geology, climate history – Inactive since Nov 2011
  3. robertjohnsonrj – Inactive since Dec 2006
  4. Badbilltucker - Will help out where possible. – Inactive since Jan 2007
  5. Ice Explorer (talk) Mostly working on Norwegian whalers and explorers. – Inactive since Jan 2010
  6. Keesiewonder – Inactive since Nov 2007
  7. Crested Penguin – Inactive since Jun 2007
  8. John Carter 20:01, 14 May 2007 (UTC) - Can help with assessments and other such activity. – single edit accountReply[reply]
  9. gdenyer – Inactive since Aug 2011
  10. Lazulilasher Interested in explorers. – Inactive since Apr 2013
  11. Madison.Byfield.123 05:21, 4 November 2007 (UTC) id love to help, even tho im only 11! – Inactive since Mar 2012Reply[reply]
  12. Somritabanerjee (talk) 13:23, 27 December 2007 (UTC) I'm 12 but i'll try – Inactive since Aug 2012Reply[reply]
  13. Euge246 (talk) – Inactive since Jul 2009
  14. Shamanchill (talk) 06:28, 15 May 2008 (UTC) owner of the largest private collection of first-hand Antarctic Exploration publications in Canada – Inactive since Nov 2009Reply[reply]
  15. Iceseismic - updating pages for Skelton and David Glacier regions – Inactive since May 2013
  16. Polargeo 27 January 2009 - Ice streams – Inactive since Oct 2010
  17. Austin99 - Will update & add articles concerning the Texas Tech geological expeditions mapping the central portion of the Queen Maud Range, The Transantarctic Mountains and Marie Byrd Land. – Inactive since Feb 2009
  18. Solanum dulcamara (talk) - Irregular editor currently obsessed with Antarctic exploration and other things Antarctic. – Inactive since Apr 2009
  19. Loopygrumpkins – Inactive since Dec 2012
  20. Daniel Benweathers Will help out where I can. Interested in exploration, particularly Ernest Shackleton. 20:26, 16 October 2010 (UTC) – Inactive since Nov 2010Reply[reply]
  21. Angelikfire - Interested in research stations in Antarctica. – Inactive since Mar 2013
  22. User:Αλεξανδράκης - Member of Adelie Land work group – Inactive since Aug 2012

Participant identification edit

WikiProject Antarctica participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Antarctica participants.

Wikitext userbox where used
[[Category:WikiProject Antarctica participants]] none linked pages
{{Template:User WikiProject Antarctica}}
 This user is a member of WikiProject Antarctica.
linked pages
{{Template:User WP Antarctica}} linked pages
{{Template:User WP Antarctica|invite}} linked pages

For other Antarctica user templates see Category:Antarctica user templates.

Barnstars edit

The "Antarctican Penguin Barnstar" and "The Antarctica Barnstar" may be awarded to any Wikipedian producing excellent work on Antarctic topics:

   The Antarctican Penguin Barnstar
  The Antarctica Barnstar

Userboxes edit

Add one of the following Wikitext expressions to your user page:

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[[Category:WikiProject Antarctica participants]] no userbox
{{User WikiProject Antarctica}}
 This user is a member of WikiProject Antarctica.
{{User WP Antarctica}}
If you are currently working in Antarctica, add one of the following expressions to your user page.
[[Category:Wikipedians in Antarctica]] no userbox
{{User Antarctica}}
 This user currently resides in
{{User in Antarctica}}
 This user currently works in Antarctica.
If you have previously worked in Antarctica, add one of the following expressions to your user page.
[[Category:Wikipedians who have worked in Antarctica]] no userbox
{{User worked in Antarctica}}
 This user has worked in

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  • 0.7% List-Class
  • 88.8% Stub-Class
  • 7.2% Start-Class
  • 1.8% C-Class
  • 0.5% B-Class
  • 0.2% GA-Class
  • 0% A-Class
  • 0.2% FA-Class
  • 0.5% remaining
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  • Popular pages: List of top articles with the most frequent views, updated monthly.

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New articles edit

Please list any newly created articles below, and the date of their creation. Also, if they qualify, consider nominating them for inclusion in the Did you know section of the Wikipedia:Main page;

24 May 2009
April 17, 2009 (just created after the publication in Science of a paper by Mikucki et al. (2009) dealing with a rare subglacial microbial community isolated for more than 1.5 Ma in a hypersaline brine imprisoned below the Taylor Glacier)

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 Antarctica NA‑class
 This article is within the scope of WikiProject Antarctica, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of Antarctica on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
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See also edit

  • Britannica's bibliography for Antarctica cited Alberts 1995 and Stewart 1990 first for several years. Replace lorem ipsum with the specific article.
    • Alberts, Fred G. (1995). "lorem ipsum" (PDF). Geographic Names of the Antarctic (2nd ed.). National Science Foundation.
    • Stewart, John (1990). "lorem ipsum". Antarctica: An Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. McFarland. ISBN 9780899505978.
    • McGonigal, David; Woodworth, Lynn (2001). "lorem ipsum". Antarctica and the Arctic: The Complete Encyclopedia. Firefly Books. ISBN 9781552975459.
    • Trewby, Mary (2002). "lorem ipsum". Antarctica: An Encyclopedia from Abbot Ice Shelf to Zooplankton. Firefly Books. ISBN 9781552975909.
  • Per the talk page the Geographic Names Information System simply reproduces Alberts 1995 but with added errors (also see Wikipedia:Reliability of GNIS data)
    • {{gnis|ID|name|type=antarid}}
  • Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica

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  • Reflinks - Edits bare references - adds title/dates etc. to bare references
  • Checklinks - Edit and repair external links
  • Dab solver - Quickly resolve ambiguous links.
  • Peer reviewer - Provides hints and suggestion to improving articles.