Dumont d'Urville Station





French Station built in the 50's on the petrel island (5 km of the coast). First winterover in 1956.

Temperature: between -40°C and 0°C
Wind speed: up to 300 km/h (catabatic wind)
Blizzard

Number of people in summer: 100
Number of people in winter: 20-25

Research programs: geomagnetism, sismology, glaciology, atmospheric chemistry, oceanography, ecology, ecophysiology, gravimetry...















From the coast to the Petrel island in helicopter










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