Neumayer III and Kohnen Station in Antarctica operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute

Christine Wesche, Rolf Weller, Gert König-Langlo, Tanja Fromm, Alfons Eckstaller, Uwe Nixdorf, Eberhard Kohlberg


The Alfred Wegener Institute operates two stations in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. The German overwintering station Neumayer III is located on the Ekström Ice Shelf at 70°40’S and 08°16’W and is the logistics base for three long-term observatories (meteorology, air chemistry and geophysics) and nearby research activities. Due to the vicinity to the coast (ca. 20 km from the ice shelf edge), the Neumayer III Station is the junction for many German Antarctic expeditions, especially as the starting point for the supply traverse for the second German station Kohnen.

The summer station Kohnen is located about 600 km from the coast and 750 km from Neumayer III Station on the Antarctic plateau at 75°S and 00°04’E. It was erected as the base for the deep-drilling ice core project, which took place between 2001 and 2006. Since then Kohnen Station is used as a logistics base for different research projects.


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Cite article as: Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung. (2016). Neumayer III and Kohnen Station in Antarctica operated by the Alfred Wegener Institute. Journal of large-scale research facilities, 2, A85.




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