Halley Research Station in Antarctica

01 Oct 2022  Sat

Halley Research Station is a research institute in Antarctica controlled by the British Antarctic Survey. The base was established to study the Earth’s atmosphere in 1956. On 22nd December 2005, British Antarctic Territory issued a stamp for Halley VI Research Station Design Competition.

In 1985, the ozone hole is discovered by Halley. The topographic conditions throw a challenge to building on a floating ice shelf without being buried and crushed by snow.

The Halley Bay base was established in 1956. It was named after the astronomer Edmond Halley. In 2014, the station lost its electrical and heating supply during -55 °C recorded low temperature. This brought a suspension of meteorological observations essential for weather forecasting for the season.

During summer, the temperature rises up to -10 °C and during winter temperatures are below -20 °C with extreme lows of around -55 °C.

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