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2001 Annual Report

Evening sun over the geodetic monitoring GPS site at Landing Bluff, Australian Antarctic Territory.

One of three sites established by the Geodynamics group to monitor post-glacial crustal rebound around the Lambert Glacier. Paul Tregoning and RSES Electronics have designed an innovative automated system where GPS, meteorological and system diagnostic data are downloaded daily and transmitted by satellite phone link back to RSES for analysis. The equipment (including batteries), hibernates through the Antarctic winter night and automatically reactivates when the spring sun is sufficient to provide power to the system.

Photo: R.Stanaway