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Antarctic winter scientific stations to the International Polar Year, 2007–2009

  • R. K. Headland (a1)

The earliest winter scientific station established in the Antarctic was in 1883 as part of the first International Polar Year (IPY) programme. 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 60°S, the boundary of the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 (although many of them predate the Treaty).

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Headland, R.K. in press. A chronology of Antarctic exploration: a synopsis of events and activities until the International Polar Years, 2007 to 2009. London: Bernard Quaritch.
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Polar Record
  • ISSN: 0032-2474
  • EISSN: 1475-3057
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