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Tor (research station)

Tor research station is a Norwegian Antarctic research station in Queen Maud Land.[1]

Tor Station
The Norwegian field station Tor in Antarctica
The Norwegian field station Tor in Antarctica
Location of Tor Station in Antarctica
Location of Tor Station in Antarctica
Tor Station
Location of Tor Station in Antarctica
Coordinates: 71°53′22″S 5°09′34″E / 71.889477°S 5.159545°E / -71.889477; 5.159545
Country Norway
Location in AntarcticaSvarthamaren Mountain
Queen Maud Land
Administered byNorwegian Polar Institute
Established1993 (1993)
1,625 m (5,331 ft)
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WebsiteTor Field Station
Norwegian Polar Institute
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Tor field station in Svarthamaren Mountain
Tor (research station) is located in Antarctica
Tor (research station)
Location of Tor within Antarctica
General information
LocationSvarthamaren Mountain, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Coordinates71°53′22″S 5°09′34″E / 71.889477°S 5.159545°E / -71.889477; 5.159545
Elevation1,625 metres (5,331 ft)
Current tenantsNorwegian Polar Institute
Construction started1992


Tor was established in 1992, for the purpose of ornithological studies.[1]

The Tor station is located in the Svarthamaren Protected Area in Queen Maud Land, the easternmost part of Princess Martha Coast at Svarthamaren Mountain. It is located 1625 metres above sea level, about 200 km from the coast.[1]

Tor is smaller than the other Norwegian station, Troll.[citation needed] It is about 100 km from Troll.[1]

Tor is staffed only in the summer.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b c d NPI (date unknown). Tor Field Station. Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI). Retrieved on 2018-12-01 from

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