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UK flag Station Z Halley IV / Antarctica UK flag

Latitude : 75°36 S
Longitude : 26°43 W

Time : UTC -2

Halley IV was established 2 January 1983. It was composed of two-storey huts housed inside conduits made from interlocking plywoodfaced panels.

Both Halley III and Halley IV were occupied in the winter of 1983. Closed 19 February 1992. Site cleaned up during the 1992/93 season.

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 : Massive Attack - Heligoland - Rush Minute / EMI 2010