Halley Bay - 2022


Notable events/features of the year


No wintering party in 2022


Other information, anecdotes etc.

Satellite image This satellite image of the Brunt ice shelf on 19 May 2022 has been contributed by Vince Carter who has obtained it from the Polar View website. Vince says "This is the reduced resoltion version. The full resolution version is over 50MB and is available here: https://www.polarview.aq/images/105_S1jpgfull/S1A_IW_GRDH_1SSH_20220519T233148_B32F_S_1.final.jpg The full resolution image is the clearest I've seen in showing just how small the connection now is to the rest of the ice shelf."
In his report of March 2022, included in ZFids Newsletter No. 51, David Hunt (Halley Ops Manager & Station Leader) said "The West Brunt is again amazingly still there. As I reported in the last brief the remaining distance of intact ice between the tip of Chasm 1 and cracks propagating from The Rumples is still approximately 2.0 km and this hasn't really changed significantly over this season. There is also little change in the propagation of Halloween Crack. As I write this we are experiencing increased activity around Chasm 1 and the intact ice is now down to 400m. We think that the calving is now imminent (I've heard that somewhere before !!)"
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Brunt image


Summer 2021-22

Update 20 Nov 2021

Halley VIa on 1st January 2022

1 Jan 2022
Photo by Micahel Drewitt

26 Feb 2024
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