Automatic Weather Stations - 2024

Regions:Years: Antarctic Peninsula
Stations (2024):

Arturo Prat Base AWS

Former Name: Base Prat
Owner: Chile
Site Code: APB
Initial Start Date: 1947-02-06
Installed: 2023-01-01
Latitude: -62.478892 S
Longitude: -59.663865 W
Elevation: 1 meter

AWS Model:

Notes: Opened February 6, 1947 by the First Chilean Antarctic Expedition, it is the oldest Chilean Antarctic station. Until March 1, 2006, it was a base of the Chilean Navy, on which date it was handed over to the regional government of Magallanes and Antártica Chilena Region. Until February 2004, it had been a permanent base. Afterwards, it had served as a summer base for ionospheric and meteorologic research. The base is named for Captain Arturo Prat, a Chilean naval officer.