This is a complex and challenging project. Many parts of the work are at the cutting edge of science, technology or logistic capabilities. Each of these problems must be successfully overcome for complete success. The sequence of separate project elements is:
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After our first visit we left an automatic weather station and two GPS receivers. All three are outfitted to phone the data back to David Holland’s office at New York University. Camera A is on the instrument tower and looks south at the solar panels and wind generators. Camera B is on a solar panel pole and looks north (to Pine Island Bay) at instrument tower. This information will help us learn what the weather is like and how the flow of the ice shelf responds.
Scientists setting up the GPS Site
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The way home
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