Scott Base


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Scott Base

 

a permanent base and scientific station of the New Zealand Expedition in Antarctica. Scott Base is located on the low, rocky coast of the Hut Point Peninsula, 3 km from the main base, McMurdo. It was established on Jan. 20, 1957, and named in honor of R. Scott. In 1957–58 it served as a base for the New Zealand party of the Commonwealth Transantarctic Expedition, led by V. Fuchs, which established storage points for fuel and food between the south pole and Scott Base. Observations in atmospheric meteorology, geophysics, glaciology, oceanography, and biology are conducted at the base. The station also serves as a base for exploration along established routes in the adjacent regions of Antarctica.

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Scientists from the University of Canterbury and Northcott Research Consultants Limited examined the levels of PPCPs around New Zealand's Scott Base and the United States' McMurdo Station.
9 million plan to renovate New Zealand's 57-year-old Scott Base in Antarctica has been announced.
The carrier's chief executive officer Christopher Luxon said that the successful candidate will not only live at New Zealand's Scott Base research support station, they will also help draw worldwide attention to global environmental issues and the scientific research underway in Antarctica to address these.
Air New Zealand's Chief Executive Officer Christopher Luxon says the successful candidate will not only live at New Zealand's Scott Base research support station in one of the most fragile and special places on earth, they will also help draw worldwide attention to global environmental issues and the scientific research underway in Antarctica to address these.
His career in the area started way back in 1973 when he worked in the vineyards of Montana winery (now Brancott Estate) and has now gone on to include an impressive range that does not only stop at Marlborough but includes his Scott Base Vineyard in Central Otago.
Notable in Wales for our best ever showing, when we came 3rd by beating Australia 22-21 in a nail-biting play-off 15 Potential viewers in Antarctica after a deal was struck to feed the matches, for the first time, to the remote Scott Base - which has a winter population of 13 New Zealanders, an Australian and an Irishman 11 Hours New Zealand is ahead of the UK, leading to scheduling quandaries, late nights or early alarm calls for European fans 6.
Sending the answers home in time would present further difficulties since the nearest post office is at Scott Base about 500 miles west along the Ross Ice Shelf.
nz, Christchurch-based Learnz team members Darren Atkin and Charmaine Nelson are at Scott Base in Antarctica for two weeks to film and photograph the great southern continent, taking New Zealand children on a virtual field trip.
Geomorphologist Harrowfield, whose experience in Antarctica dates back to the mid-1970s, tells of the exploits of his fellow Kiwis at Scott Base, one of the first permanent sites for exploration and inquiry in Antarctica.
THE firm who laid the floor of Moscow's Kremlin and Antarctica's Scott Base yesterday looked forward to higher profits after strong first-half sales.
Flags at the Scott Base in Antarctica and the New Zealand parliament in Wellington were being flown at half mast today as a mark of respect.
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