- The United States maintains the southernmost Base, Amundsen–Scott South Pole Station, and the largest base and research station in Antarctica, McMurdo Station. The second-southernmost base is the Chinese Kunlun Station at 80°25′02″S during the summer season, and the Russian Vostok Station at 78°27′50″S during the winter season.
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Also known as Arctic bases, polar stations or ice stations, these bases are widely distributed across the northern polar region of the earth. Historically few research stations have been permanent. Most of them were temporary, being abandoned after the completion of the project or owing to lack of funding to continue the research.Station NameLocationOperating CountryYear OpenedAbisko, Sápmi1903Petuniabukta, Svalbard, Norway2011Andøya Space, Andøya, Svalbard1994Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, Norway2003
The station opened in 2001, and is the logistic base for the ice coring project in Dronning Maud Land, the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica . The station is supplied by a convoy of 6 towing vehicles, which resupply it twice a year. List of current research stations
Looks like you are correct; the first one ( Aboa (research station)) is the same in both places, but the second ( Vernadsky Research Base) is truncated to degrees and minutes. I looked through the history and found that at article creation in February 2006, that's the way it was originally. — EncMstr ( talk) 16:25, 18 February 2010 (UTC) [ reply]
McMurdo Station is a United States Antarctic research station on the south tip of Ross Island, which is in the New Zealand –claimed Ross Dependency on the shore of McMurdo Sound in Antarctica. It is operated by the United States through the United States Antarctic Program, a branch of the National Science Foundation.