Zucchelli Station

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Zucchelli Station
Mario Zucchelli Station
Zucchelli Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica (summer view)
Zucchelli Station at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica (summer view)
Location of Zucchelli Station in Antarctica
Location of Zucchelli Station in Antarctica
Zucchelli Station
Location of Zucchelli Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 74°41′39″S 164°06′50″E / 74.694206°S 164.113869°E / -74.694206; 164.113869Coordinates: 74°41′39″S 164°06′50″E / 74.694206°S 164.113869°E / -74.694206; 164.113869
Country Italy
Location in AntarcticaTerra Nova Bay
Ross Sea
Administered byNational Antarctic Research Program
Established1985 (1985)
Named forMario Zucchelli
Elevation
15 m (49 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 90
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
WebsiteItaliaAntartide
Mario Zucchelli Station
Summary
Airport typePrivate
LocationMario Zucchelli Station
Terra Nova Bay
Coordinates74°41′39″S 164°06′50″E / 74.694206°S 164.113869°E / -74.694206; 164.113869
Map
Mario Zucchelli Station is located in Antarctica
Mario Zucchelli Station
Mario Zucchelli Station
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
03/21 10,137 3,090 Ice
06/24 5,385 1,641 Ice
Enigma Lake Skiway
Summary
Airport typePrivate
LocationZucchelli Station
Elevation AMSL443 ft / 135 m
Coordinates74°43′08″S 164°01′46″E / 74.718921°S 164.029558°E / -74.718921; 164.029558
Map
Enigma Lake Skiway is located in Antarctica
Enigma Lake Skiway
Enigma Lake Skiway
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
18/36 2,376 724 Ice

Zucchelli Station is an Italian permanent research station, located at Terra Nova Bay in Antarctica. It has been named after Mario Zucchelli, late director of the Italian Antarctic Program.[2]

Description[edit]

The Zucchelli Station is a permanent Antarctic Station on the Terra Nova Bay located at an altitude of 15 meters and with an area of approximately 7,200 square meters. In 2010, the Station was enlarged and in "warm" months is linked to the Italian Concordia Station (operated together with French researchers).

This facility was created in 1985 and hosts a variety of scientific projects. The Programma Nazionale di Ricerche in Antartide (National Antarctic Research Program (PNRA)) works closely with the US Antarctic Program and Antarctica New Zealand.

Technical plants:
- a unit for electrical and thermal energy generation, with four diesel generators (made up of two couples)
- a co-generation system for the exploitation of the thermal energy produced by the power generators
- a drinkable water production machine by desalting sea water
- a burner and a waste water cleaner
- a nitrogen and a helium liquefiers

Research topics:
- offshore marine biology,
- terrestrial biology,
- oceanography,
- geomagnetic observations,
- geodesy,
- onshore geology,
- glaciology,
- meteorological observations,
- ionospheric/auroral observations,
- cosmic ray observations,
- seismology and environmental monitoring.

Icaro Camp[edit]

Icaro Camp (74°42′43″S 164°07′00″E / 74.711866°S 164.116650°E / -74.711866; 164.116650) is a facility, fitted as a meteorological station, located 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of the Zucchelli Station. The camp consists of two blue containers, held by guy-wires, meteorological equipment, solar panels and a wind generator. Although the structures are not suited to accommodate people, they could shelter a dozen in case of emergency.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Enigma Lake Skiway". Airport Nav Finder. Retrieved October 15, 2018.
  2. ^ Mario Zucchelli Station Official website Archived March 19, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Base Giacomo Bove". giacomobovestation.blogspot.com. Retrieved October 10, 2018.

External links[edit]

A helicopter at Mario Zucchelli Station
Location of the "Concordia and Zucchelli Stations"