Antarctic Record (Mar 2001)

Report on the helicopter operation in western Enderby Land, 1998–99 (JARE-40)

  • Yasuhiro Ohashi,
  • Ken-ichi Maki,
  • Shinji Harigai,
  • Tadaaki Takei,
  • Yoichi Motoyoshi,
  • Hajime Yamauchi,
  • Hideki Miura

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 45, no. 1
pp. 71 – 100


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The 40th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-40) installed two helicopters to support field survey in the western Enderby Land, East Antarctica. Geological and geomorphological teams established base camps at Tonagh Island and Mt. Riiser-Larsen, respectively, and tried to conduct regional field surveys in the area. Unfortunately, planned surveys have not been completed due to a heavy wind condition which damaged one of the helicopters. This report gives planning, preparation and results on the helicopter operation.