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 Europe, Greenland, Summit Camp

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Location:  Europe, Greenland, Ice Sheet

Category: Polar Landscape View

Description: View of the summit station Big House and the Green House. Scientific research is conducted at the Swiss Tower and Science Trench

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Summit Camp, also Summit Station, is a year-round research station on the apex of the Greenland Ice Sheet. Its coordinates are variable, since the ice is moving. The coordinates provided here are as of July 2009. The station is located 3216 meters above sea level. The population of the station is typically five in winter time, and has peaked at 55 in the summer.

The station is operated by CH2M HILL Polar Services (formerly known as Veco Polar Resources), with support from the National Science Foundation.

A permit from the Danish Polar Center and of Greenland' Home Rule Government (Namminersornerullutik Oqartussat) is required to visit the station. During the summer months the camp is accessed via Kangerlussuaq Airport with snow runway, which is prepared and regularly groomed for ski-equipped aircraft. Winter access is infrequent, using smaller, ski-equipped aircraft such as a Twin Otter flown by Air Greenland. The camp is located approximately 360 km from the east coast and 500 km from the west coast of Greenland at (Saattut, Uummannaq), and 200 km NNE of the historical ice sheet camp Eismitte. The closest town is Ittoqqortoormiit, 460 km ESE of the station. The station however is not part of Sermersooq municipality, but falls within the bounds of the Northeast Greenland National Park.

Summit Camp consist of the Big House (main building), Greenhouse (research building) with attached Berthing Module, a combined garage and generator building, Swiss Tower, the summertime Tent City, and storage buildings

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