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Argentinian flag Melchior Station / Gamma Island Argentinian flag

Latitude : 64°20 S
Longitude : 62°59 W Logo Google Earth

Time : UTC -3

Melchior is a former Argentine Antarctic field station, located on Gamma Island (also named Observatorio Island). Managed by the Argentine Navy, it was first opened on March 31st of 1947 and remained operational during the summer for many years.

In 1961 Melchior Station was officially designed as temporary station.

The average annual temperature is -3°C, the warmest record was 10°C, the coldest record was -36°C.


Credits : Information from Sedna IV Antarctic Mission 2008. Pictures by Mehdi Escoffier F5PFP.
Music : Zamfir - Utopia - Sunrise / Phonogram 1992