Talk:Concordia Station

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Astronomical seeing at Dome C[edit]

> Can someone please verify the accuracy of the Astronomy section? Yes, it is correct. New developments coming up soon.

BTW, the panoramic image illustrating the article is mine. I have not been asked. It's Okay with me, but I'd appreciate a proper attribution and a link to the originating page http://www.gdargaud.net/Antarctica/WinterDCe.html (PS: I'm not a wikipedia editor, so I won't do it myself)

How far from the south pole?[edit]

The data saying how far inland it is is good, but how far is this base from the South Pole? I followed the co-ordinates link, but that took me to the Mercator projection map used at Google Maps, so that was no good for the Antarctic. Carcharoth 12:43, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

The data from this PDF (section 2) states that it's about 1670 km from the pole. Joyous! | Talk 14:49, 25 July 2007 (UTC)
Thanks! Carcharoth 15:04, 25 July 2007 (UTC)

What agreement was made that enabled the French and Italians to build a base in Australian territory?[edit]

Obviously some agreement was made and some capital, either real or political, changed hands. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 124.171.21.206 (talk) 04:55, 25 December 2012 (UTC)

All territorial claims in Antarctica are held in abeyance subject to the Antarctic Treaty System. Under the terms of the treaty all nations can use the continent for scientific research, regardless of location. This is why the United States can run a research station at the South Pole, which technically lies within all the territorial claims on the continent (except Norway's). Margolensis (talk) 00:22, 20 January 2014 (UTC)

"few tenths of kilometers" or "few tens of kilometers"?[edit]

The first (currently in the article) is a rather odd wording... one should write "few hundred meters" instead. Or is the latter intended? Please fix if you know this. -- 92.229.117.202 (talk) 03:06, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

The first is probably right for most species (though it is a very strange wording), but I believe some penguins breed many km from the water, and therefore spend long periods of the year more than a few hundred meters inland, albeit without food. So, I changed it for now to "few tens". If further discussion decides on "tenths", then please change it to "few hundred meters", rather than reverting. StephenHudson (talk) 08:59, 26 September 2009 (UTC)

Snow and ice environment[edit]

What is the annual snowfall at Concordia ? (Is it a problem like at Halley?). How fast does the ice flow that Concordia is built on ? - Rod57 (talk) 02:24, 15 February 2013 (UTC)