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Akademik Vernadsky polar station ends up in snow drifts amidst late Antarctic spring

Source : 112 Ukraine

The height of snow cover makes up to 170 cm, which is this year's record
17:12, 11 November 2020

Akademik Vernadsky polar station, November 2020
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Ukrainian polar station Akademik Vernadsky has been covered in snowdrifts amidst the late Antarctic spring, which is now observed in the Southern hemisphere. The press office of the National Antarctic Scientific Centre reported that on Facebook.

"The height of snow cover makes up to 170 cm, which is this year's record", the Centre reported. 

Yuriy Otruba, the head of the 25th Antarctic Expedition shared some impressive photos.

Now, our staff has more work digging the way out", the Centre added.

Related: Ukrainian dies at Antarctic station ‘Academician Vernadsky’

Another weird story happened in August when penguins returned to the station; it's not a typical thing for this time of the year.

In September, the Ukrainian government has increased the daily allowance for polar explorers who are at the Academician Vernadsky station. The corresponding decision was made at today's meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. Antarctic field support is established as compensation for extreme working conditions and is paid in national currency in the amount provided for the payment of daily subsistence allowance for business trips.

Related: First sea calf born at Akademik Vernadsky polar station, - video

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