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Gravity Measurements for Hut Point Peninsula Base Stations
Entry ID: K105_2008_2009_NZ_1

Abstract: Construction of buildings at McMurdo Station and Scott Base has resulted in the loss of several of the gravity base stations established during and shortly after the IGY. Antarctica New Zealand established a new gravity base station at Scott Base (SBG-1) in the 2007/08 season. Relative measurements of gravity at stations MMD-N and SBG-1 at Scott Base and the International Satellite Triagulation Station and Thiel-1 at McMurdo Station were conducted in order to provide a reference value for the new station at Scott Base.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.84   S: -77.85   E: 166.77   W: 166.64
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 20

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-11-02
Stop Date: 2008-12-06
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
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Wilson, G.S. And Tinto, K.J. 2009. Calibration values for gravity base stations, McMurdo Station and Scott Base, Ross Island, Antarctica. Antarctic Science 21(4): 367-372.
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DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23