Sovetskaya (Antarctic Research Station)

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Former Antarctic base
Location of Sovetskaya in Antarctica
Location of Sovetskaya in Antarctica
Location of Sovetskaya in Antarctica
Coordinates: 77°58′S 89°16′E / 77.967°S 89.267°E / -77.967; 89.267Coordinates: 77°58′S 89°16′E / 77.967°S 89.267°E / -77.967; 89.267
Country  Soviet Union
Location in Antarctica Kaiser Wilhelm II Land
Established 16 February 1958 (1958-02-16)
Evacuated 3 January 1959 (1959-01-03)
Elevation 3,662 m (12,014 ft)
Time zone ART (UTC-3)
Status Closed

Sovetskaya was a Soviet research station in Kaiser Wilhelm II Land in Antarctica that was established on 16 February 1958 and closed on 3 January 1959.

The surface elevation was initially reported to be 3,570 metres (11,710 ft); however, it was later revised to 3,662 metres (12,014 ft). Reached on 16 February 1958 by the 3rd Soviet Antarctic Expedition for International Geophysical Year research work, it closed on 3 January 1959. Its WMO reporting ID was 89557.[1]

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  1. ^ Victor E. Lagun (16 October 2008). "Catalogue of Russian Federation Antarctic Meteorology Data". Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute. Retrieved 29 July 2010.