SANAE, Antarctica

SANAE IV base

The first SANAE base was occupied in December 1959. Since then there have been SANAE II and SANAE III bases. The fourth South African research base in Antarctica, SANAE IV, was built on top of a rocky outcrop, at Vesleskarvet. This base is approximately 80 km from the edge of the continent and 170 km from the edge of the ice shelf.

The research programme at SANAE (South African National Antarctic Expedition) is part of the government’s Antarctic Programme, SANAP (South African National Antarctic Programme).

Specifications

Geographic latitude 71° 40’ S
Geographic longitude 02° 51’ W
Altitude 856 m asl
Effective vertical cutoff rigidity 0.73 GV
In operation since 1964

Detailed station information

SNAE Detector: Standard 6-NM64 neutron monitor

SANB Detector: 4NMD neutron monitor

Contact

Contact person: Dutoit.Strauss@nwu.ac.za


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