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Ice Station : The Creation of Halley VI. Britain's Pioneering Antarctic Research Station
by Ruth Slavid and Bronwen Saunders


Overview - For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica s Weddell Sea has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For more than fifty years, Halley Research Station located on the Brunt Ice Shelf in Antarctica s Weddell Sea has collected a continuous stream of meteorological and atmospheric data critical to our understanding of polar atmospheric chemistry, rising sea levels, and the depletion of the ozone layer. Since the station s establishment in 1956, there have been six Halley stations, each designed to withstand the difficult climatic conditions. The first four stations were crushed by snow. The fifth featured a steel platform, allowing it to rise above snow cover, but it, too, had to be abandoned when it moved too far from the mainland, making its habitation precarious.
Completed in 2012, Halley VI is the winning design from a competition in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). Like its predecessor, Halley VI can rise to avoid snow accumulation, but it is also the first research station able to be fully relocatable, its eight modules situated atop ski-fitted hydraulic legs. This book tells the story of this iconic piece of architecture s design and creation, supplemented with many illustrations, including plans and previously unpublished photographs."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9783906027661
  • ISBN-10: 390602766X
  • Publisher: Park Publishing (WI)
  • Publish Date: September 2015
  • Page Count: 96


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