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The Petrel Base (Spanish: Base Petrel) is a non-permanent Argentine scientific station located on Dundee Island, in the Joinville Group, in Graham Land, part of the Argentinian claim on Antarctica.

Petrel Station

Base Petrel
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Petrel Station
Location of Petrel Base in Antarctica
Coordinates: 63°28′41″S 56°13′44″W / 63.477947°S 56.228753°W / -63.477947; -56.228753Coordinates: 63°28′41″S 56°13′44″W / 63.477947°S 56.228753°W / -63.477947; -56.228753
Country Argentina
Location in AntarcticaDundee Island
Joinville Group
Graham Land
Antarctica
Established22 February 1967 (1967-02-22)
Named forPetrel / Procellariidae
Elevation
18 m (59 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 55
Time zoneUTC-3 (ART)
TypeSeasonal
PeriodSummer
StatusOperational
Petrel
Summary
Airport typePrivate
ServesPetrel Base
LocationDundee Island
Time zone(-4)
Elevation AMSL15 ft / 5 m
Coordinates63°28′44″S 56°13′53″W / 63.478971°S 56.231277°W / -63.478971; -56.231277
Map
Petrel is located in Antarctica
Petrel
Petrel
Location of airfield in Antarctica
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
08/26 3,485 1,062 Ice

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HistoryEdit

Opened as a permanent base on 22 February 1967, it is being used as a temporary base since 1978.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Petrel". Airport Nav Finder. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

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