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Project Highlights 2009 - GNET 2009

GNET 2009

  • Principal Investigator (PI): Mike Bevis, Ohio State University
  • Field Engineers: Thomas Nylen
  • Dates: August 2009
  • Location: Greenland

Nine continuous GPS stations were installed in Greenland during the August 2009 field campaign. Communications for two stations installed last year (2008) were repaired and brought back online. Data from these sites are transmitted via an Iridium modem to the Boulder Facility network, where it is archived automatically. Currently there are 43 stations in the GNET network.

The project is part of the International Polar Year (IPY) and the international POLENET consortium between Denmark, Luxemburg, and the USA (for Greenland only). The project's goal is to determine the vertical velocity field associated with ice mass changes. The results will be used to correct satellite measurements made of the Greenland Ice Sheet.

GPS antenna with the Airlift Super Puma just up from the Hamburg Gletshcer.

Figure 1 - GPS antenna with the Airlift Super Puma just up from the Hamburg Gletshcer.

Eric Kendrick in front of the Ymer Nunatak power system. The system is powered by four 80W solar panels twenty-four 100 amp/hr batteries.

Figure 2 - Eric Kendrick in front of the Ymer Nunatak power system. The system is powered by four 80W solar panels twenty-four 100 amp/hr batteries.


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