Automatic Weather Stations - 2023

Regions:Years: Antarctic Peninsula
Stations (2023):

Boonen Rivera AWS

Former Name: General Ramon Cañas Montalva
Owner: Chile
Site Code: BOR
Initial Start Date: 1996-07-29
Installed: 2023-01-01
Latitude: -63.537592 S
Longitude: -57.40605 W
Elevation: 0 meters

AWS Model:

Notes: The base is a cabin with a machine house, bathroom and storage. It is located about 50 km away from another Chilean base, Base General Bernardo O'Higgins Riquelme on which it heavily depends. It was initially named "Station V - View Point" as given by the British Antarctic Survey when they established the site as a satellite on 3 July 1953. Between its opening in 1953 and 25 November 1963, it operated intermittently, always under the British administration, which assigned it to meteorological and geological investigations. As part of a plan to remove or transfer abandoned facilities, in compliance with the Antarctic Treaty, on 29 July 1996, Station V was transferred to Chile, which renamed it to General Ramon Cañas Montalva and then later to its current name.