Arrival Heights

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Arrival Heights are clifflike heights which extend in a north-east–south-west direction along the west side of Hut Point Peninsula, just north of Hut Point in Ross Island, Antarctica. They were discovered and named by the British National Antarctic Expedition, 1901–04, under Robert Falcon Scott. The name suggests the expedition's arrival at its winter headquarters at nearby Hut Point.

Antarctic Specially Protected Area[edit]

An area at Arrival Heights was originally protected because its geographical characteristics, such as its elevated position and broad viewing horizon, as well as the volcanic crater morphology, made it useful as a “quiet” (lacking electromagnetic interference) site for atmospheric studies. It has the logistic support of McMurdo Station 1.5 km to the south, and Scott Base 3 km to the south-east, and continues to be protected as Antarctic Specially Protected Area (ASPA) No.122 for its value in upper atmospheric research and boundary layer air sampling studies.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arrival Heights, Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island". Management Plan for Antarctic Specially Protected Area No. 122: Measure 2, Annex. Antarctic Treaty Secretariat. 2004. Retrieved 2013-03-12. 


Coordinates: 77°49′S 166°39′E / 77.817°S 166.650°E / -77.817; 166.650