Accession Number : ADA181986

Title :   Dye 2 Position and Topography 1986.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. May-Dec 86,

Corporate Author : COPENHAGEN UNIV (DENMARK) GEOPHYSICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Gundestrup,N S

PDF Url : ADA181986

Report Date : 15 May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : Purpose: (1) To provide a satellite based fixed point close to Dye 2 for position and elevation reference. By measurement of this point, the surface velocity can be calculated; (2) To measure the surface topography within 3 km from the station. Irregular ice flow should be accompanied by changes in surface slope, thus the surface topography can be used as an indicator for variations in surface strain. The main objective was to obtain a precise fix, i.e., latitude, longitude and elevation at station Dye-2 on the Greenland ice cap. The site expedition established a benchmark 100 meters from Dye-2 and set up a Geoceiver with throdolite transportation to the site. Topographical data for the Geoceiver site is provided in this report.

Descriptors :   *ELEVATION, *ICE CAPS, *TOPOGRAPHY, *ICE, *POSITION FINDING, GREENLAND, POSITION FINDING, PRECISION, SLOPE, SURFACES, VELOCITY, SITES, LATITUDE, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, MOTION, NAVIGATION SATELLITES, RADIO NAVIGATION

Subject Categories : Snow, Ice and Permafrost
      Land and Riverine Navigation and Guidance

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE