Brockton Station (Antarctica)

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Brockton Station
Location of Brockton Station in Antarctica
Location of Brockton Station in Antarctica
Brockton Station
Location of Brockton Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 80°02′S 178°42′W / 80.033°S 178.700°W / -80.033; -178.700Coordinates: 80°02′S 178°42′W / 80.033°S 178.700°W / -80.033; -178.700[1]
Country United States
Location in AntarcticaRoss Ice Shelf
Administered byUnited States Navy
EstablishedOctober 1965 (1965-10)
ClosedFebruary 1972 (1972-02)
Elevation
332 m (1,089 ft)
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusAbandoned

Brockton Station (80°01′S 178°02′W / 80.017°S 178.033°W / -80.017; -178.033) was an American research (weather) station in Antarctica. It was built by the Seabees and operated by the US Navy during the summer months from October 1965 to February 1972. The station was located 300 miles southeast of McMurdo Station, near the center of the Ross Ice Shelf.

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