It is involved in taking glacier core samples and has a Doppler Radar facility for taking wind speed measurements, and includes a platform for aerial transport. Overhead, the Aurora Borealis can be seen flickering through the sky.
The station seems to be an abandoned drilling platform converted for use as a weather station, located near an ice shelf. It is divided into four "towers," labeled Maintenance, Communications, Barracks and Laboratory.
- The facility is the setting for the Halo 3: Legendary map pack map, Blackout. Although its predecessor in Halo 2, Lockout, was a facility created to study the Flood. This could lead to thoughts on how humans made something exactly similar to the Forerunner, especially considering its impractical (for humans) designs.
- Bungie tasked the fans with coming up for a back story for Blackout and Z/41.
- This is the setting for the machinima "Forecast: the Series"