GPS in Antarctica

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Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University

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A meeting was held in March 1991, at The Ohio State University to discuss the future of the use of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Antarctica. The purpose of the meeting was to bring different groups of scientists together to exchange ideas, foster scientific collaboration, and identify the need for coordination or organization of GPS work in Antarctica. Topics were restricted to precise GPS work, which in practice means the use of at least two receivers which simultaneously track the same satellites on two frequencies. Single receiver work, such as C/A code navigation, was excluded from consideration. Precision GPS work is already underway in Antarctica, hence the topic is timely. Moreover, it will find ever increasing use, especially once the GPS constellation of satellites is complete and after the next generation of satellite receivers is available.



Global Positioning System (GPS), Research in Antarctica


Elliot, D. H., W. Strange and I. M. Whillans (eds.). 1991. GPS in Antarctica: Report of a Workshop. Utilization of the Global Positioning System (GPS) in Addressing Scientific Problems in Antarctica. BPRC Technical Report No. 91-02, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University, 37 pages.