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Antarctica : Longitude 0 to 89 East

215.1 km (133.6 miles) SSE of Vorrnipa Peak (Peak), Longitude 0 to 89 East, Antarctica
Approx. altitude: 2911 m (9550 ft)
([?] maps: Google MapQuest Multimap world confnav)
Antipode: 75°N 180°

Accuracy: 3 m (9 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: View to the South #3: View to the West #4: View to the North #5: Capture of GPS handheld #6: It's me...

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#1: View to the East (in the background the Kohnen Station)

(visited by Christian Goebel)

29-Jan-2012 -- Next to this Confluence (75°S 0°) there is the German Antarctic Research Station "Kohnen Station". This Station is only manned during the antarctic summer (from November to February) due to the weather conditions. During the summer the temperatures are between -20°C and -40°C while in the antarctic winter the temperature drops to -75°C.

About 100 m next to the Kohnen Station (which is build out of containers) is the drill-trench which is totally under the surface. From 2001 to 2005 during the EPICA Project (European Project for Ice-Coring in Antarctica) an ice-core of more than 2500 m depth was drilled.

After my winter-over in the German Research Station "Neumayer Station III" during the whole year 2011, I travelled to the Kohnen Station for some maintenance work.


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#1: View to the East (in the background the Kohnen Station)
#2: View to the South
#3: View to the West
#4: View to the North
#5: Capture of GPS handheld
#6: It's me...
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