Bellingshausen


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Bellingshausen

 

a scientific station on King George (Waterloo) Island in the South Shetland group of islands, the first Soviet station on the shores of Western Antarctica. It was established by the 13th Soviet Antarctic Expedition. It was opened on Feb. 22, 1968, on the southwestern extremity of the island (62° 12’ S lat., 58° 56’ W long.). Regular aerometeorological, glaciological, geomagnetic observational, geomorphological, biological, and medical research is done at the station. It was named in honor of F. F. Bellingshausen.

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First recorded sighting came in January 1820, when Thaddeus Thaddevich Bellingshausen, a Russian, spotted an ice shelf.
First recorded sighting came on January 1820: Thaddeus Thaddevich Bellingshausen, a Russian, spotted an ice shelf.
Nicholas is to offer pastoral care to the handful of Russian researchers at the Bellingshausen station on King George Island in Antarctica.
Mission Antarctica is masterminding a huge operation to assist the Russian Antarctic Expedition to clear more than 1,000 tonnes of waste from the Russian researchstation at Bellingshausen.
Mission Antarctica has officially joined with the Russian Government to remove 1,000 tons of waste from the Bellingshausen Antarctic Research Station.
The mark of his passage can often be seen in the imprint of his cowboy boots, several decrepit pairs of which he has buried at sea in oceans ranging from the North Atlantic to the Bellingshausen Sea off Antarctica.
We are at a critical time in the life of the storied Glacier, perhaps more difficult than any passage the storied ship has made in unforgiving environments," said Ben Koether, chairman of the Glacier Society, former Glacier navigator and discoverer of "Koether Inlet" in the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica.
IceBridge also will gather data on sea ice in the Weddell and Bellingshausen seas.
13) Fabian Gottlieb Benjamin von Bellingshausen (1778-1852) was a Russian naval officer who, during an expedition to circumnavigate the globe in 1820, reportedly made the first sighting of the Antarctic continent.
The mission, beginning December 30 and lasting through January 15, is designed to assist in the cleanup of the Russian Research Base at Bellingshausen on the Antarctic Peninsula, and to share knowledge about the largely unknown region.
17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Since 1820, when Russian navigators von Bellingshausen and Lazarev reported their sighting of a continent at the South Pole, Antarctica has been regarded as the earth's last frontier.
They collected the first airborne data for sea ice in the Weddell and Bellingshausen Seas.

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