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Extreme GPS

Posted by Dave Smith On 4/28/2006 03:14:00 PM 2 comments

I came across this great photo of an Antarctic GPS base station, posted by a blogger and Ph.D. student from the University of Kansas doing research on the Western Antarctic Ice Sheet... note the oddly tall setup complete with guy wires... Elsewhere there were some photos showing snowdrifts burying equipment- I can only speculate...


He also mentions he is doing work with Synthetic Aperture Radar and other imaging... This is the kind of work I would have liked to have been involved in at least once, in my younger days... I find I'm now getting older and wiser.

Our knowledge of this barren and remote world is becoming better and better, thanks to adventurous and intrepid souls like this...


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2 Response for the " Extreme GPS "

  1. Hi David. It's a nice picture.
    Is it Trimble or Leica GPS ?

  2. He tells us it's a Topcon. It appears to be the Topcon/Javad Legacy.

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