Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Research stations in Antarctica

I always wondered how were research stations in Antarctica. I found some with good satellite images.

Rothera Station (UK)

Troll station (Norway)

Casey Station (Australia)

Marambio Island station (Argentina)

One of the best shots I have seen in Antarctica is this one made from the Belgrano station (Argentina)

Belgrano station

After browsing a little bit I realized that Antarctica is more interesting than I expected. There are active volcanos like Mount Erebus with a permanent lava lake in the crater. I have found the Hurtigruta ship called Nordkapp that I was used to see in the port of Bergen (Norway). I also found the French-Italian Base Concordia and the Ucrainian base Vernadsky, where they even have a bar.