Lt Javier Alonso López De Sabando

Antarctic Thaw and Freeze: A Research Ship in Ill-Charted Waters

The word "military" often evokes in one's mind images of rifles, tanks, battles, and regrettably war and devastation. The armed forces do much more than that, having scores of scientists and doctors among their ranks, but also officers who stand ready to react in case of local or nationwide emergencies. In some countries, like Spain, it is also the military that sets the official time.