Novolazarevskaya Station

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Novolazarevskaya Station

Новолазаревская
Novolazarevskaya station in 2006
Novolazarevskaya station in 2006
Location of Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica
Location of Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica
Novolazarevskaya Station
Location of Novolazarevskaya Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 70°46′36″S 11°49′20″E / 70.776762°S 11.822356°E / -70.776762; 11.822356
Country Soviet Union
 Russia
Location in AntarcticaSchirmacher Oasis
Queen Maud Land
Antarctica
Administered byArctic and Antarctic Research Institute
Established18 January 1961 (1961-01-18)
Elevation
102 m (335 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 70
TypeAll-year round
PeriodAnnual
StatusOperational
Websitewww.aari.nw.ru

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 Novolazarevskaya personnel.

Novolazarevskaya is 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) east of India's Maitri research station.

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)
−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)
−7.4
(18.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) −0.4
(31.3)
−3.3
(26.1)
−7.8
(18.0)
−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
(30.0)
−10.3
(13.5)
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
(8.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.5
(0.10)
2.7
(0.11)
8.9
(0.35)
14.5
(0.57)
29.0
(1.14)
34.6
(1.36)
34.7
(1.37)
36.3
(1.43)
33.1
(1.30)
24.8
(0.98)
10.8
(0.43)
5.8
(0.23)
237.7
(9.37)
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 50.5
Source: Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute[1]

Airfield[edit]

ALCI Airbase
Novo Runway
Summary
Airport typePrivate
OperatorAntarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI)
ServesNovolazarevskaya and Maitri
LocationDronning Maud Land
OpenedApril 6, 2014 (2014-04-06)
Time zone(+3.30)
Coordinates70°49′17″S 11°38′36″E / 70.821517°S 11.643345°E / -70.821517; 11.643345
Map
ALCI Airbase Novo Runway is located in Antarctica
ALCI Airbase Novo Runway
ALCI Airbase
Novo Runway
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 10,824 3,299 Blue Ice

A blue ice runway, located 8.7 kilometres (5.4 mi) away, operated by Antarctic Logistics Centre International (ALCI) serves the station and Maitri.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Novolazarevskaya Station (89512)". AARI. Retrieved December 1, 2015.
  2. ^ "Novolazarevskaya". Airport Nav Finder. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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