Welcome to Filchner Ice Shelf


Argentina’s Belgrano II Station (www.dna.gov.ar), built in 1979 on a 50m nunatak 120km from the coast, accommodates 18 people year-round. Its predecessor, General Belgrano Station, was built on the Filchner Ice Shelf as a meteorological center by the Argentine army in 1954–55 and became a scientific station in 1969–70. The original Belgrano Station was abandoned in January 1980, having been nearly destroyed by snow buildup; it subsequently floated out to sea when the ice shelf calved.


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