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The 1980s. The 1970s. Thelma Rogers - Scientific Officer - was the first woman to over-winter at Scott Base.

the 1970s

My brother Craig Law with the meteorites (and a cherry pie). K16 was the number of their field party. The 1960s. Dry Valleys Why are the dry valleys dry?

the 1960s

Basically snow melting exceeds the snow fall over the course of a year. Snow melting comes from the winds descending from the polar plateau. The air in these winds warms as it descends. The 1950s. New Zealand's Scott Base was established as part of the International Geophysical Year - IGY - joint Trans- Antarctic Expedition.

the 1950s

It was named - of course - after Captain Robert Falcon Scott. Scott Base History Google Earth file for location Ross Dependency Map - thumbnail. The Ross Dependency stamps used there were first issued in 11 January 1957 before the official base opening.