Tor (research station)

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 Antarctica Svarthamaren Mountain
Queen Maud Land
Antarctica
Administered by Norwegian Polar Institute
Established 1993 (1993)
Elevation
1,625 m (5,331 ft)
Population
 • Total
  • Up to 7
Type Seasonal
Period Summer
Status Operational
Website Tor Field Station
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tor
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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
Location Svarthamaren Mountain, Queen Maud Land, Antarctica
Coordinates 71°53′22″S 5°09′34″E / 71.889477°S 5.159545°E / -71.889477; 5.159545
Elevation 1,625 metres (5,331 ft)
Current tenants Norwegian Polar Institute
Construction started 1992
Completed 1993
Technical details
Floor area 400 m2 (4,300 sq ft)

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

Overview

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]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d NPI (date unknown). Tor Field Station. Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI). Retrieved on 2018-12-01 from http://www.npolar.no/en/about-us/stations-vessels/tor/.

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