Polar Research Institute of China

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The Polar Research Institute of China (simplified Chinese: 中国极地研究中心; traditional Chinese: 中國極地研究中心; pinyin: Zhōngguó Jídì Yánjiū Zhōngxīn) (PRIC) is the main Chinese research institute for the study of the Earth's polar regions. It is based in Shanghai, China.

The Institute manages four polar research stations (three in Antarctica and one in the Arctic), as well as the icebreaking research vessel Xuě Lóng.[1]

Stations[edit]

Antarctic Great Wall Station
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established 10 February 1985[2]
location King George Island, west Antarctica
accommodation

80 summer
40 winter

Antarctic Zhongshan Station
established 26 January 1989[3]
location Larsemann Hills, east Antarctica
accommodation

60 summer
25 winter

Arctic Yellow River Station
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established 28 July 2004[4]
location Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway
staffed December 11, 2003 through February 25, 2004
Antarctic Kunlun Station
established 27 January 2009
location Dome Argus, east Antarctica
accommodation

24 summer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M/V Xuelong". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  2. ^ "Antarctic Great Wall Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  3. ^ "Antarctic Zhongshan Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 
  4. ^ "Arctic Yellow River Station". Polar Research Institute of China. 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-29. 

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