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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Scott Base is vital for the future of New Zealands science programme and for our work with upholding the Antarctic Treaty system with 2019 marking the 60th year since it was signed.
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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.
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