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GPS strain net in Dome C area aimed at a detailed investigation of the ice flow.
Entry ID: GPSstrainNetworkDomeC

Abstract: In the framework of the European Science Foundation Project, named EPICA
(Europea Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) an international plan for deep
ice coring drilling in Antarctica was established, with the purpose of studying
environmental aspects of global relevance. The detailed investigation of the
ice flow is of fundamental importance, together with direct dating techniques,
for a correct interpretation of ice core and particularly to date deep ice. The
strain net is composed by 37 points, distributed on four concentric rings
respectively at 3, 6, 12,5 and 25 kilometers from the center (DORIS Point)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -74.87   S: -75.32   E: 124.25   W: 122.52
Min Altitude: 3222.78M Max Altitude: 3234.93M

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-01-01
Stop Date: 1996-12-31
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Quality Four Trimble 4000 SSE and one Trimble 4000STD receivers were used. SSE
receivers were carried on vehicles and point by point installed, while the STD
was set up on a fixed position (point 1000) for whole the survey. Data
processing of dual frequency observations was performed by Geotracer software
Use Constraints Property of PNRA for 5 years
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Universita di Bologna, Dipartimento di Ingegneria delle Strutture, dei Trasporti, delle Acque, del Rilevamento del Territorio, Italy Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +39-51-2093104
Fax: +39-51-6448073
Email: Alessandro.capra at
Contact Address:
Viale del Risorgimento 2
City: Bologna
Province or State: Emilia-Romagna
Postal Code: 40136
Country: Italy
Distribution Media: CDROM
Distribution Format: PC - DOS - ISO 9660
Fees: Free after 5 years
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-02-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23