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WAIS Divide GPS Base Station

UNAVCO operates a GPS base station at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (WAIS) Divide Camp, Antarctica, in support of National Science Foundation sponsored research. The base station can be used in post-processed static and kinematic surveys, and can provide centimeter-level precision over a wide area surrounding the camp when used in conjunction with geodetic quality roving GPS receivers.

This system was installed in November 2005 and will operate for the duration of the WAIS Divide camp. The original system "WAIS" operated during summer seasons 2005-06 through 2009-10. Due to snow accumulation, it was rebuilt and relocated at the start of the 2010-11 season, and was renamed "WAI2". Data from the base receiver are available for download by support staff and science users at the camp, and previous seasons data (from stations WAIS and WAI2) are available from the UNAVCO Archive. The system is currently configured for summer-only operation but may be upgraded for year-round operation depending on future scientific needs. At this time the base receiver does not broadcast differential corrections, however the receiver configuration can be modified to suit specific surveying needs.


Last modified: 2019-12-24  02:12:45  America/Denver