Novolazarevskaya Station

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Novolazarevskaya Station
Research Station
Novolazarevskaya station in 2006
Novolazarevskaya station in 2006
Novolazarevskaya Station is located in Antarctica
Novolazarevskaya Station
Novolazarevskaya Station
Coordinates: 70°46′37″S 11°49′26″E / 70.77694°S 11.82389°E / -70.77694; 11.82389Coordinates: 70°46′37″S 11°49′26″E / 70.77694°S 11.82389°E / -70.77694; 11.82389
Continent Antarctica
Government
 • Type Polar Research Organization
 • Body Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute

Novolazarevskaya Station (Russian: Станция Новолазаревская) is a Russian, formerly Soviet, Antarctic research station. The station is located at Schirmacher Oasis, Queen Maud Land, 75 km from the Antarctic coast, from which it is separated by Lazarev Ice Shelf. It was opened on January 18, 1961 by the 6th Soviet Antarctic Expedition. The maximum summer population is 70.

Novolazarevskaya has an airstrip (ICAO:AT17) that serves both research-related and commercial flights. In 2010 GLONASS differential reference station started to work in Novolazarevskaya. The reference station also provides Internet to Novolazarevsklaya personnel.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Novolazarevskaya Station
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.2
(36)
−0.8
(30.6)
−5.3
(22.5)
−9.1
(15.6)
−10.6
(12.9)
−12.0
(10.4)
−14.0
(6.8)
−14.6
(5.7)
−13.5
(7.7)
−9.6
(14.7)
−3.2
(26.2)
1.5
(34.7)
−7.42
(18.65)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.8
(18)
−11.9
(10.6)
−13.6
(7.5)
−14.9
(5.2)
−17.1
(1.2)
−17.9
(−0.2)
−16.7
(1.9)
−12.6
(9.3)
−5.9
(21.4)
−1.1
(30)
−10.27
(13.53)
Average low °C (°F) −2.7
(27.1)
−5.6
(21.9)
−10.1
(13.8)
−14.9
(5.2)
−17.1
(1.2)
−18.4
(−1.1)
−20.8
(−5.4)
−21.6
(−6.9)
−20.4
(−4.7)
−15.7
(3.7)
−8.7
(16.3)
−3.6
(25.5)
−13.3
(8.05)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.5
(0.098)
2.7
(0.106)
8.9
(0.35)
14.5
(0.571)
29.0
(1.142)
34.6
(1.362)
34.7
(1.366)
36.3
(1.429)
33.1
(1.303)
24.8
(0.976)
10.8
(0.425)
5.8
(0.228)
237.7
(9.356)
Average relative humidity (%) 56.3 49.6 48.2 46.9 48.9 50.4 49.3 49.9 48.0 49.5 52.3 57.0 50.53
Source: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Novolazarevskaya Station (89512)". AARI. Retrieved December 1, 2015. 

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