Start date:
October 2015
End date:
February 2016
Beacon Valley, Butcher Ridge, Garwood Valley, Lake Hoare, Taylor Valley
Principle Investigator:
Mr. Joseph R Pettit
UNAVCO provides technical support and equipment for precision geodetic observations using GPS and terrestrial LiDAR technologies. Survey grade GPS receivers, terrestrial laser scanners, and supporting power and communications systems for both high-precision campaign surveying and continuous data collection are available to project PIs. Infrastructure for this support includes an RTK DGPS broadcasting station covering McMurdo Sound, a repeater on Mt Erebus for GPS data retrieval from the Transantarctic Mountains, and an Iridium satellite communications hub in Colorado. Technical support is provided for the Palmer Station GPS surveying system. Operation and maintenance is provided as needed for the NASA IGS stations MCM4 and PALM, the POLENET (ANET) remote GPS stations, and GPS reference stations at WAIS Divide and at South Pole Station.