Welcome to Concordia Station & Dome Charlie (Dome C)
Concordia is located at Dome C, formally known as Dome Charlie, a massive ice dome in Wilkes Land’s vast snow plateau. As at many inland stations, low temperatures recorded here are impressive, frequently dropping below -80°C. Concordia is resupplied by regular flights and a thrice-yearly truck traverse from Dumont d’Urville, a 20-day, 2400km round trip.
One of the deepest ice cores drilled so far – 3190m – came from Dome C and spans at least 740,000 years and maybe up to 940,000 years.