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Party: United States
2009/2010 Pre-Season Information
Station Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Stations
Name: Amundsen-Scott (South Pole)
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station   Lat: 89°59´51´´S   Long: 139°16´22´´E  
Maximum Population: 273
Medical Facilities: One civilian doctor and one Physician Assistant are on-station at South Pole year round. There is limited x-ray and medical lab capability on station. Telemedicine capabilities are available with specialist consultation services through the Remote Medical International, hours subject to satellite availability.
Remarks / Description:
Name: McMurdo
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: McMurdo   Lat: 77°50´52´´S   Long: 166°40´59´´E  
Maximum Population: 1134
Medical Facilities: During the winter-over period there is a four-bed medical and dental facility with 1 doctor, 1 Physician Assistant, and a Physical Therapist. These personnel are augmented with up to 12 Emergency Medical Technicians assigned to the Fire Department. During the summer this facility is staffed with 2 civilian Physicians, 1 Air Force Flight Surgeon, 1 Air Force Flight Nurse, 1 Air Force Flight Medic, 1 Physicians’ Assistant or Nurse Practitioner, 1 Dentist, 1 Radiographic Technician, 1 Laboratory
Remarks / Description: US research station at Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, McMurdo Sound, Ross Sea, established 1955.
Name: Palmer
Type: Wintering
Location:
Site Name: Palmer Station   Lat: 64°46´S   Long: 64°05´W  
Maximum Population: 46
Medical Facilities: One civilian doctor is assigned to Palmer Station year round. There is limited x-ray and medical lab capability on station. Telemedicine capabilities are available with specialist consultation services through Remote Medical International.
Remarks / Description: US research station on Anvers Island near Bonaparte Point. Opened 1968. Replaced a prefabricated wood structure (Old Palmer, established in 1965) two kilometers away across Arthur Harbour.
Name: Lower Erebus Hut and Cache
Type: Refuge
Location:
Site Name: Lower Erebus Hut   Lat: 77º 30´ 00´´ S   Long: 167º 10´ 00´´ E  
Accommodation Capacity: 3
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Hut: Partial provisions for 3 (no sleeping bags), oxygen, radio during summer. Cache: Full provisions for 6. Located 50 meters from hut.

Name: AGO-1
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: AGO 1 (Automatic Geophysical Observatories) Lat: 83º 51´ 36´´ S Long: 129º 36´ 36´´ E Lat/Long Coordinates: 83.86° S - 129.61° E; Maximum population: 3 people in 2009-2010 season; Structures: instrument box and antenna; Cache:
Name: AGO-2
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Site Name: AGO-2 (Automated Geophysical Observatories) Lat: 85º 40´ 12´´ S Long: 13º 37´ 12´´ E Lat/Long Coordinates: 83.86° S - 129.61° E; Maximum population: 3 people in 2009-2010 season; Structures: Instrument box and antenna; Cache:
Name: AGO-3
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Lat/Long Coordinates: 82.75° S; 28.59° E; Maximum Population: 4 in 2009-2010 season; Structures: Instrument box and antenna; Cache:
Name: Dome C Camp
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Data on unoccupied United States facilities in Antarctica is listed here although such facilities are not considered usable as refuges. Position: 7439'S, 12410'E Dates of Operation: Camp active summer seasons through 1981/82. Last visited Jan. 1996 Description: 8 Jamesway huts, 3,785 liters POL, and 2,722 kg. food

Name: Mt Newall Repeater Station
Type: Other
Location:
Site Name:    Lat:    Long:   
Medical Facilities:
Remarks / Description: Maximum poulation: 4; Lat: 77° 30' 16" S Long: 162° 37' 30" E Food (survival) cache The site includes both a US and a NZ radio repeater. There are three huts on Mt. Newall, including an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) survival hut, a 22.3 sq. m. (240 sq. ft.) shed encompassing a hybrid power system (both US), and a green equipment shelter 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. m.) housing the NZ repeater. US repeater equipment contained in two orange plastic cases. There are two antennae (one US, one NZ) and a wind turbine (US) at the site.
Name: AGAP South
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: AGAP   Lat: 84º 29´ 00´´ S   Long: 77º 14´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population- 8 Entire camp is palletized on winter berms. The South Pole traverse plans to retrieve all the remaining camp items and traverse them back to South Pole station for retro to McMurdo, either by traverse or plane.
Name: Big Razorback Island
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Big Razorback Island   Lat: 77°41´S   Long: 166°30´E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 7 people in 2009-2010
Name: Black Island Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Black Island Camp   Lat: 78º 08´ 00´´ S   Long: 166º 09´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Hut: 1 wood structure with provisions, 1 Modular/Pre-fab. Sleeps 10+ Cache: No cache

Name: Blood Falls
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Blood Falls   Lat: 77º 43´ 20´´ S   Long: 162º 16´ 17´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Tent camp area with helicopter landing site
Name: Bull Pass (mcM DV)
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Bull Pass   Lat: 77º 31´ 01´´ S   Long: 161º 51´ 05´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 5 in 2009-2010; Two shelters located at this site, an equipment shelter and an environmental shelter approximately 28.7 sq. m. (290 sq. ft.) which houses a hybrid power system. And one outhouse adjacent to the equipment building
Name: Byrd Surface Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Byrd Surface Camp   Lat: 80º 01´ 00´´ S   Long: 119º 32´ 00´´ W  
Medical Facilities: One Physician’s Assistant maintains a medical tent, outfitted with remote medical care items, such as AED, cardiac monitor, intubation tubing, and a full range of medications.
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 40; Twelve tent structures comprise the Byrd field camp. Tents are used for science operations, galley, communications, washing, storage, medical, and generator buildings.
Name: Cape Bird
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Bird   Lat: 77º 13´ 06´´ S   Long: 166º 26´ 10´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum U.S. population: 5 people for 20 person-days in 2009-2010 season

Name: Cape Crozier
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Crozier Camp   Lat: 77º 30´ 00´´ S   Long: 169º 40´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 6 Hut: Wood structure with some provisions. No radio. Cache: Full provisions for 6 located North of the hut.
Name: Cape Evans
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Evans   Lat: 77º 38´ 18´´ S   Long: 166º 24´ 25´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum U.S. population: 3 people for 6 person-days in 2009-2010
Name: Cape Hallett
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Hallett   Lat: 72º 25´ 00´´ S   Long: 169º 58´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum U.S. population: 4 people for 28 person-days in 2009-2010
Name: Cape Royds
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Royds Camp   Lat: 77º 33´ 00´´ S   Long: 166º 08´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 4 Hut: RAC Tent – 12 x 16 ft (Summer Season Only) Plus one permanent Rac-tent and an outhouse

Name: Cape Washington
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Cape Washington   Lat: 74º 39´ 00´´ S   Long: 165º 25´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 5 people in 2009-2010 season
Name: F6 Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: F6 Camp   Lat: 77º 36´ 30´´ S   Long: 163º 15´ 20´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 9; Hut: A 42 sq. m. (448 sq. ft.) main building with outhouse adjacent.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food to supply 6 people/10days, no radio.
Name: Fang Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Fang Camp   Lat: 77º 29´ 50´´ S   Long: 167º 14´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 6 people in 2009-2010 season
Name: Lake Bonney Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Bonney   Lat: 77º 42´ 00´´ S   Long: 162º 27´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 7; Facilities: A 55.7 sq. m. (600 sq. ft.) Jamesway, a 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. ft.) outhouse, an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) generator building, and three 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) laboratories. Two outhouses (5.6 m2) added in 2010.; Cache: Located 30 meters from

Name: Lake Fryxell
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Fryxell   Lat: 77º 36´ 00´´ S   Long: 163º 07´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 6; Facilities: A 62.7 sq. m. (675 sq. ft.) Jamesway (main building), four 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) laboratories, and one 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) generator building. Wind generator tower and one outhouse.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
Name: Lake Hoare
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Hoare Camp   Lat: 77º 37´ 22´´ S   Long: 162º 54´ 10´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 21; Faclities: A 55.7 sq. m. (600 sq. ft.) main building, three 13.9 sq. m. (150 sq. ft.) labs, a generator building (96 sq. ft), a tool shed (96 sq. ft.), and three outhouses: two 2.2 sq. m. (24 sq. ft.) and one 1.7 sq. m. (18 sq. ft.). Below the active camp are the old Lake Hoare Camp buildings, which are still in use. These include a 37 sq. m. (400 sq. ft.) Jamesway used primarily for storage, a 6 sq. m. (64 sq. ft.) generator shed, and a 7.5 sq. m. (81 sq. ft.) old laboratory used as a shower room.; Cache: Located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
Name: Lake Joyce
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Joyce   Lat: 77º 43´ 10´´ S   Long: 161º 35´ 52´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 10 people in 2009-2010 season
Name: Lake Vanda Hut
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lake Vanda Hut   Lat: 77º 31´ 22´´ S   Long: 161º 41´ 20´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 3; Three interconnected huts with a total floor area of 30 sq. m. (323 sq. ft.).

Name: Lower Wright Hut
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Lower Wright Hut   Lat: 77º 26´ 33´´ S   Long: 162º 39´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 3; Hut, toilet, food cache One small hut with accommodation for 2 people with a floor area of 6 m. sq (65 sq. ft.).
Name: Marble Point Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Marble Point   Lat: 77°26´S   Long: 163°50´E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 12 people in 2009-2010 seaon; Hut: 2 wood structures with provisions, 1 GEN Shack, 1 Modular/Pre-fab building. Sleeps 10+ amongst the various structures. Cache: No cache
Name: New Harbor Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: New Harbor Camp   Lat: 77º 34´ 40´´ S   Long: 163º 31´ 10´´ E  
Medical Facilities: N/A
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 6; Facilities: Main building consists of two Jamesways connected by a wooden passageway, one 42 sq. m. (448 sq. ft.) and the other 30 sq. m. (320 sq.ft.). Adjacent to the main building are a 3 sq. m. (32 sq. ft.) storage shed and a 1.5 sq. m. (16 sq. ft.) outhouse. The camp also includes a 21 sq. m. (224 sq. ft.) Jamesway that serves as a laboratory, an 8.9 sq. m. (96 sq. ft.) generator shack, and a 1.5 sq. m. (16 sq. ft.) diving equipment storage box and one wind generator tower.; Cache: Survival cache located 30 meters from hut, food, no radio.
Name: Siple Dome Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Siple Dome Camp   Lat: 81°39´S   Long: 149°04´W  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 18; Jamesway tent is erected and outfitted for cooking. A PolarHaven is also erected for KBA pilot berthing.

Name: WAIS Divide Camp
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: WAIS Divide   Lat: 79º 41´ 00´´ S   Long: 112º 05´ 00´´ E  
Medical Facilities: One Physician’s Assistant and a Medic maintain a medical tent, outfitted with remote medical care items, such as AED, cardiac monitor, intubation tubing, and a full range of medications.
Remarks / Description: Maximum Population: 55; Fifteen tent structures and a large metal Drilling Arch building comprise the WAIS Divide field camp. Tents are used for berthing, science operations, galley, communications, washing, storage, medical, and generator buildings.
Name: Windless Bight
Type: Field Camp
Location:
Site Name: Windless Bight   Lat: 77°42´S   Long: 167°40´E  
Medical Facilities: None
Remarks / Description: Maximum population: 5 people in 2009-2010 season

Vessels Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Vessels
Name: American Tern
Country of Registry: United States
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 21
Remarks: One voyage scheduled to deliver supplies to McMurdo Station Depart CONUS January 5, 2010 Arrive McMurdo Station February 3, 2010 Depart McMurdo Station February 10, 2010 Arrive CONUS March 9, 2010
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
25 Jan 2010 PORT LYTTLETON 25 Jan 2010 McMurdo Station Resupply vessel
10 Feb 2010 McMurdo Station 17 Feb 2010 PORT LYTTLETON Resupply vessel
Name: Oden
Country of Registry:
Number of Voyages: 2
Maximum Crew: 19
Maximum Passengers: 50
Remarks: The Oden was constructed in 2008 and is owned by the Swedish Maritime Adminstiration. The vessel is under annual charter to the USAP for icebreaking needed to access McMurdo Station for fueling and re
Depart. Date Depart. Port Arrival Date Arrival Port Areas of Operation Purpose
18 Dec 2009 Montevideo 12 Jan 2010 McMurdo Station Clear channel for resupply vessel
10 Feb 2010 McMurdo Station 14 Mar 2010 Punta Arenas Clear channel for resupply vessel

Name: R/V Laurence M. Gould
Country of Registry:
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 16
Maximum Passengers: 28
Remarks: The R/V Laurence M. Gould first arrived in the Antarctic Peninsula in January 1998. The vessel is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore and is of United States Registry. The vessel is on long-term charte
Name: R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer
Country of Registry:
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 26
Maximum Passengers: 39
Remarks: The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer first arrived in the Antarctic Peninsula area in April 1992. The vessel is owned by Edison Chouest Offshore and is of United States Registry. The R/V Nathaniel B. Palmer

Name: USNS Paul Buck
Country of Registry: United States
Number of Voyages: 0
Maximum Crew: 24
Remarks: Fuel Tanker Ice Strength: Ice Strengthened Length: 615 feet Beam: 90 ft 1.4 inches Gross Tonnage: 32572 long tons Type: T-5 Class Ice Strengthened Product Tanker Decommissioned after the 2009-2010 season

Aircrat Report
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Aircraft
Type: A-Star Helicopter
Category:
Period From: 28/09/2009
Period To: 12/02/2010
Remarks: 2 helicopters based at McMurdo region support
Type: Australian AIRBUS A-319
Category:
Period From: 01/02/2010
Period To: 26/03/2010
Remarks: 6 rountrip missions (Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch)
Type: B-757 (RNZAF)
Category:
Period From: 01/12/2009
Period To: 26/02/2010
Remarks: 2 roundtrip missions (Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch)

Type: Bassler
Category:
Period From: 12/10/2009
Period To: 05/02/2010
Remarks: 2 aircraft primarily based in McMurdo for general continental trips (e.g., deep fields)
Type: Bell 212 Helicopter
Category:
Period From: 28/09/2009
Period To: 25/02/2010
Remarks: 2 helicopters based at McMurdo; McMurdo region support
Type: Eurocopter - EC130 (ANZ)
Category:
Period From: 16/11/2009
Period To: 29/01/2010
Remarks: 1 helicopter based at McMurdo; McMurdo region support

Type: LC-130
Category:
Period From: 05/10/2009
Period To: 05/10/2009
Remarks: 111 roundtrip missions (McMurdo-Inland Camps-McMurdo)
Type: LC-130
Category:
Period From: 19/10/2009
Period To: 26/02/2010
Remarks: 225 roundtrip missions (McMurdo-South Pole-McMurdo)
Type: LC-130
Category:
Period From: 01/10/2009
Period To: 26/02/2010
Remarks: 18 roundtrip missions (Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch)

Type: Royal New Zealand Air Force C-130
Category:
Period From: 01/09/2009
Period To: 31/12/2009
Remarks: 7 roundtrip missions (Christchurch-McMurdo-Christchurch)
Type: Twin Otter - a
Category:
Period From: 12/10/2009
Period To: 05/02/2010
Remarks: 4 aircraft based primarily at McMurdo and also at times at Byrd; continental (e.g., deep field) support
Type: Twin Otter - b
Category:
Period From: 02/12/2009
Period To: 05/02/2010
Remarks: 1 aircraft based at Rothera & Patriot Hills; continental (e.g., deep field) support

Type: US Air Force C-17
Category:
Period From: 24/08/2009
Period To: 26/02/2010
Remarks: 63 round-trip missions Christchurch- McMurdo-Christchurch

Research Rockets Report
Military
Operational Information - National Expeditions - Military
Military personnel in expeditions: On average, there are 30 officers and 95 enlisted military personnel in Antarctica for the United States Antarctic Program. During ship offload, and additional 5 officers and 55 enlisted are on the continent.
Number and Type of Armaments possessed by personnel: None
Number and Type of Armaments of ships and aircraft: None
Information and Location of Military Equipment in the AT Area: Military Plans are based at McMurdo Station.

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
No new information have been provided during the reported period.
Aircrat Report
General Report