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Party: Japan
2018/2019 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Syowa Station
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Maximum Population: 130
Medical Facilities: Minimum required surgical operation facilities and dental emergency
Remarks / Description: Location: Higashi-Ongul To, Lützow-Holmbukta Elevation: 28.9 m Established: January 29, 1957 Major Field Activities: Biological and geophysical observations in Lützow-Holmbukta area
Name: Dome Fuji Station
Type: Summer
Location:
Site Name: Dome Fuji   Lat: 77º 19´ 01´´ S   Long: 39º 42´ 12´´ E  
Maximum Population: 14
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Location: On the top of Dronning Maud Land Elevation: 3,810m Established in January 29, 1995 There are 9 buildings below snow surface. 9 people can be accommodated. Major Field Activities: Glaciological survey
Operating Period: From: November To: February

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: R/V Shirase
Country of Registry: Japan
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 179
Maximum Passengers: 80
Remarks: The Indian sector of the Southern Ocean (SO) and SO south of Australia will be visited. Voyage Departure Date: 30, November, 2018 Voyage Departure Port: Fremantle, Australia Voyage Arrival Date: 18 March, 2019 Voyage Arrival Port: Sydney, Australia Voyage Purpose: Transportation of cargo and personnel / Support of oceanographic and field observations Site Name: Lützow-Holmbukta, Kronprins Olav Kyst

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: AS350B2
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/12/2018
Period To: 01/03/2019
Remarks: Remarks: transportation of cargo and personnel / support of field observations Flight Purpose: Logistics
Type: CH-101
Category: Local helicopter flights
Period From: 01/12/2018
Period To: 01/03/2019
Remarks: Quantity: 2 Remarks: transportation of cargo and personnel / support of field observations Flight Purpose: Logistics

Research Rockets Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Research Rockets
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 1 to 2 times a week, throughout the year
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: ECC(Electrochemical Concentration Cell)Type Ozone sonde
Purpose: Ozone vertical profile measurement
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations
Location Launch: Site Name: traverse route from S16 to Dome Fuji   Lat:    Long:   
Date/Period/Frequency: 50 times in the winter (from September to November 2019)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica
Location Launch: Site Name: traverse route from S16 to Dome Fuji   Lat:    Long:   
Date/Period/Frequency: 50 times in the summer (from November 2018 to January 2019)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica

Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: Twice daily, throughout the year and up to 4 times during the summer
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Meteorological observations/ Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 100 times, throughout the year (mainly in March and August)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde and Temperature reference sonde
Purpose: High-resolution temperature measurement
Project Title/Number: A study on the global atmosphere system based on high-resolution observations of the Antarctic atmosphere
Location Launch: Site Name: Syowa   Lat: 69º 00´ 25´´ S   Long: 39º 35´ 01´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 10 times, throughout the year (mainly in January)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 200-300 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Water vapor sonde
Purpose: Water vapor measurement
Project Title/Number: A study on the global atmosphere system based on high-resolution observations of the Antarctic atmosphere

Location Launch: Site Name: S17   Lat: 69º 01´ 45´´ S   Long: 40º 05´ 30´´ E  
Date/Period/Frequency: 30 times in the summer (from December 2018 to January 2019)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica
Location Launch: Site Name: Launched from R/V Shirase   Lat:    Long:   
Date/Period/Frequency: Twice daily, up to ten days in the summer (from February to March 2019)
Direction: All directions, depending on wind
Max. Altitude: 30000
Impact Area: Within a radius of 100 km from the site
Type: Rubber balloon
Specifications: Radiosonde
Purpose: Aerological observation
Project Title/Number: Mechanism of variation in surface condition of the ice sheet and heat and moisture budget in east Antarctica

Military
Vessel-Based Report
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Vessel-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Land-Based Operations
Operational Information - Non Governmental Expeditions - Land-Based Operations
No new information have been provided during the reported period.

Denial of Authorizations
Area Protection and Management Report
Environmental Information - Area Protection and Management
ASPA: Number:  141    Name:  Yukidori Valley, Langhovde, Lützow-Holm Bay (More Details)
Permit Number:
Number of people permitted: 21
Permit Period: From:  01 Nov 2018   To:  21 Nov 2018
Purpose: Research and management
Summary of activities: Research and management
Event or project name/number: 60th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition
Aircrat Report
General Report