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Troll station to become international. Norway’s Antarctic research station Troll is to be opened to global warming scientists from other countries, reports say. Troll is located in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. At a height of 1,270 metres 235 kilometres inland, it has been a Norwegian research base since 1990. Now the research centre is on track to becoming international in order to help with research into climate change.

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Troll station to become international

Published on Thursday, 1st March, 2012 at 08:47 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Norway’s Antarctic research station Troll is to be opened to global warming scientists from other countries, reports say.

Troll research station, Antarctica
Troll research station, Antarctica
Photo: Stein Tronstad/Norwegian Polar Institute


Troll is located in Queen Maud Land in Antarctica. At a height of 1,270 metres 235 kilometres inland, it has been a Norwegian research base since 1990.

Now the research centre is on track to becoming international in order to help with research into climate change.

Scientists from Sweden and Finland have set up activity at the station where the Swedish researchers have set up 60 antennas.

Swedish MARA project manager, Sheila Kirkwood, explained why the Troll Station has been useful.

“Our station is only used in the summer. It is a great advantage for us to be able to take measurements throughout the year.”

It is hoped that other countries will also become attracted to using Troll to aid with their research.

Norwegian Polar Institute director Jan-Gunnar Winther told NRK, “Norway is a small player in the Antarctic, but I think we should be able to concentrate more on the region because we are a Polar nation. We have a lot of expertise from the north that can be transferred to the south.”



Published on Thursday, 1st March, 2012 at 08:47 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: norwaytrollresearchstation, antarcticresearchstationtroll.





  
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