Title Antarctic winter scientific stations to the International Polar Year, 2007- 2009
Author Headland, R.K.
Author Affil Headland, R.K., University of Cambridge, Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Source Polar Record, 45(232), p.9-24, . Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0032- 2474
Publication Date Jan. 2009
Notes In English. 3 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 86185. CRREL Acc. No: 63004851
Index Terms history; international cooperation; meteorology; weather observations; weather stations; Antarctica; Southern Ocean; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; subantarctic regions
Abstract The earliest winter scientific station established in the Antarctic was in 1883 as part of the first International Polar Year (IPY) program. Subsequently, to the IPY of 2007-2009, scientific stations have been deployed on 139 sites (103 on the Antarctic continent, 36 on the peri-Antarctic islands), by 24 countries for a cumulative total of 2666 winters to that of 2008. This paper summarises the winter dates, locations, and national status of all stations in the region. It thus includes all winter stations of the three IPYs and those of the International Geophysical Year (1957-1958). The positions of 120 of these winter stations are south of 60S, the boundary of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 (although many of them predate the treaty).
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1017/S0032247408007663
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 292591