Revision of Kerguelen and Terre Adelie stations from July 8, 2008 - 3:53pm

The French Institute for Research and the Polar Technology ( IPEV) located in Brest organizes the polar scientific activity in the French Southern and Antarctic Lands (TAAF). Two neutron monitors are operated by the teams of IPEV in Kerguelen and Terre Adelie, under the scientific responsability of Paris Observatory. The data is available on our web site.

Several scientific bases exist in the French Southern Lands: Crozet Islands, Amsterdam and Kerguelen and in Antarctic: Dumont-d'Urville in Terre Adélie district and Concordia/Dome C, one of the three permanent bases located in the interior of the Antartic continent. The Port-aux-Français base in Kerguelen is located in the Indian Ocean at 50 degrees of Southern latitude and Dumont-d'Urville on the Antarctic coast at 66 degrees of Southern latitude.

Geographic Coordinates 49.35°S,70.25°E 66.65°S,140°E
Altitude above sea level 33M 32M
Rigidity 1.14GV 0.0GV
Model 18-NM-64 9-NM-64
In operation since: 1957 1967