Scott Base is a research facility located in Antarctica and is operated by New Zealand. It was named after Captain Robert Falcon Scott, Royal Navy, leader of two British expeditions to the Ross Sea area of Antarctica. Located on Ross Island near Mount Erebus in New Zealand's Ross Dependency territorial claim, it was set up as support to field research and the centre for research into earth sciences, but now conducts research in many fields.
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... When the expedition chose the site for Scott Base, a post office was established, initially in a tent ... issued in 1982 to mark the 25th anniversary of Scott Base, consisted of 5c, 10c, 20c, 30c, 40c and 50c stamps ... The post office at Scott Base was closed in 1987 as part of the rationalisation of New Zealand Post ...
... additional supplies, and the southern summer of 1956–1957 was spent consolidating Shackleton Base and establishing the smaller South Ice Base about 300 miles (480 km ... After spending the winter of 1957 at Shackleton Base, Fuchs finally set out on the transcontinental journey in November 1957, with a twelve-man team travelling in six vehicles three Sno ... In parallel Hillary's team had set up Scott Base – which was to be Fuchs' final destination – on the opposite side of the continent at McMurdo Sound on the Ross Sea ...
... The base has fairly typical weather conditions for coastal Antarctica, with minimum temperatures around −45°C (−49°F) and summer maximums only occasionally above freezing point ... Climate on Scott Base Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year Mean daily maximum temperature (°C) −1.2 −7.9 −15.8 −18.6 −20.0 −20.1 −22.3 −23.0 −22.0 −16.0 ...
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