Welcome to the SLCG Ice Station.
We are in Antarctica and cold is always our enemy
There are thermometers and wind chill carts at both exits. Be sure to check them before you go outside.
At today’s temperature and wind speed, exposed skin can get frostbite in under 2 minutes.
The Ice Station has the following areas available inside the station.
Radio Room with computer, printer and copy/fax machine.
Kitchen with dining area, vending machines as well as other appliances
Laundry Facilities. (in Common room)
Library (in Common room)
Locker room (at entrance)
Sleeping quarters for 4
Infirmary (Medical Facility), (equipment arriving next week)
Conference room with seating for 8 and charts and projection screen.
One large empty room for future use.
We keep the ice broke in our harbor to accommodate boats up to the size of our Barge and any SLCG boat up to MLB-47.
The right of way leads further north in District 1, Sector 7 and will accommodate an MLB-47 or smaller.
We are on a parcel of 8192 SQ meters
2180 prim (We must leave some available for boats and copters arriving.)
Please, if you have any questions feel free to ask. Below are a few I am usually asked.
Frequently asked questions about our SLCG Ice Station
Q: What is a typical temperature for this time of the year?
A: We typically see our temperature is at around -45 to -58 this time of the year.
Q: Does the wind play a part in the temperature at the station?
A: Yes! Wind chill is very important and we have a wind chill chart at each exit and in the Common room.
Remember at -45 with a wind speed of 15 knots, the temperature feels like -60 degrees. That means
you will get frostbite on any exposed skin in 2 minutes.
Q: How is the station heated?
A: We have a Thermal Energy Generator not far from the station. There are super insulated pipes coming
from there to our station and the steam is pumped through our floors in a series of pipes that look like a
giant radiator if you could see them.
Q: Why is the station up off the ground/ice?
A: We keep the station up in the air so that we do not become trapped in the ice we are sitting on. We
also have the station ion skis so that if the ice under us gets to thin or if we want to study a new area,
we can move the station.
Q: What happens with the Thermal Energy Generator if the station is moved?
A: We can drag the station to a new location. The Steam Pipe has a quick disconnect and we would have
to lay pipe to our new location or set up a new Thermal Energy Generator
Q: Does the Thermal Energy Generator ever break down?
A: It can but has not thank god! We do weekly maintenance on it to be sure it does not become an issue.
Q: Does the Motorized Barge stay in port at all times?
A: No, it is only here in anticipation of your arrival her today. It brought in extra supplies and a Heliport
for you to use today. Tomorrow it will leave for its next port.
Q: Is there a wild animal population in the area?
A: Yes, there are a lot of Polar Bears and wolves in our area. The Polar bears are vicious and protective of
their young but if you avoid them, they will likely avoid you.
There are also a lot of wolves in the area. They will attack you for no reason. Remember, you are food
to the wildlife that lives here.
Any further questions, you can ask MCPO Adili Roge. Adili manages and maintains the station at this time.
If you have any ideals or information that you would like to share to help with the new Ice Station, please send them to MCPO Adili Roge, Antarctica experience helpful.
PO1 Asa Darkbyrd