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UK flag Station Z Halley III / Antarctica UK flag

Latitude : 75°31 S
Longitude : 26°42 W

Time : UTC -2

Halley III was begun in early 1973. It was built of prefabricated huts housed inside corrugated steel conduits.

Halley II and Halley III were both occupied in the 1973 winter. Closed February 1984. Site cleaned up in 1991.

Approximately 1.2 m of snow accumulate each year on the Brunt Ice Shelf and buildings on the surface become covered and eventually crushed by snow, necessitating periodic rebuilding of the station.

This part of the ice shelf is also moving westward by approximately 700 m per year.

Credits : Information by British Antarctic Survey. Pictures by miscellaneous.
Music : Urban Trad - Elem - Zout / Universal music 2004