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Name Latitude Longitude Feature Type
Halley (1988) (GBR) 75° 35' 00.0" S 26° 14' 00.0" W Station
Name ID: 109178 Place ID: 5910

BAS station on SW side of Brunt Ice Shelf, Caird Coast, near the ice front. The RSIGYE station "Halley Bay" was established on the ice shelf, 16 January 1956, in 75°31'S 26°36'W, c. 2km from an ephemeral indentation in the ice front originally called Glacier Bay (q.v.) and for a time named Halley Bay (APC, 1958, p.5). "Royal Society Station" (NGS map, 1957b). The station was transferred to FIDS (later BAS) on 14 January 1959; designated "Base Z". "Halley Bay Base" (Ronne, 1961, p.185). An Argentine refuge hut, later abandoned, was established from the icebreaker General San Martín to S of the BAS station on 10 January 1961, and called "Ejerchito [sic] Corrientes" (SPRI, 1962a, p.48) or "Refugio Corrientes" (Pierrou, 1970, p.270) after the Argentine province. "Halley Bay Station" (BA, 1967, p.46). A BAS field station "Coats" was established 280km S of Halley in 77°54'S 24°08'W in 1964-65. Because of burial by snow and movement of the ice shelf, it was necessary to replace and resite the main station in 1967 (at a distance of 4km from the old site and 5km from the ice front in 75°31'S 26°39'W) and again in 1973 (at a distance of 500m from the old site and 5km from the ice front in 75°31'S 26°43'W). From 15 August 1977 the BAS station, hitherto known as "Halley Bay", was renamed Halley after Edmund Halley (1656-1742), English astronomer who made pioneer studies of the variation of the compass on a voyage in the Atlantic Ocean, 1698-1700, during which he reached lat. 52°S; investigator of the comet named after him in 1759; Secretary of the Royal Society, 1713-21; Astronomer Royal, 1721-42 (BA, 1977, p.1; APC, 1980, p.4; BAS sheet Misc. 2, 1981). Movement of the ice shelf, which is estimated at c. 750m W per year in the vicinity of the station, led to the removal of the original RSIGYE station by calving to sea at the end of the 1978-79 summer. The BAS station was again replaced and resited in 1983 at a distance of 7km from the old site and 15km from the ice front in 75°36'S 26°40'W.

Halley Station (USA) 75° 34' 53.0" S 26° 32' 28.0" W Station
Name ID: 136071 Place ID: 5910

A year-round station operated by the United Kingdom opened in 1956 - Council of Managers of National Antarctic Programs (COMNAP), May 18, 2006.

Halley, /Brit./ (RUS) 75° 31' 00.0" S 26° 42' 00.0" W Station
Name ID: 118346 Place ID: 5910

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