China's first North Pole station begins expedition
China's first North Pole scientific research station, the Yellow River station, began its expedition this year.
Meteorologists set up the automatic meteorological stations. [Photo: cctv.com]
Research team members at the Chinese North Pole Yellow River Station in Svalbard, Arctic, have begun to carry out the monitoring and scientific research of 2019, according to the Polar Research Institute of China.
Meteorologists set up eddy covariance system for Meteorology. [Photo: cctv.com]
China's North Pole Yellow River Station was built on July 28, 2004. It's the country's first North Pole scientific research station and the eighth national scientific research station in the Arctic region.
Glaciologists drill ice with steam ice drill. [Photo: cctv.com]
Glaciologists prepare for sampling. [Photo: cctv.com]
The Yellow River Station is a two-storey building with an area of about 500 square meters, including laboratories, offices, reading lounges, dormitories and storage rooms. It can accommodate between 20-25 people. Its main study includes the observation and research of polar high-altitude atmospheric physics, glacial oceans, bio-ecology, and meteorological geology.