Control for Antarctic Ice Cap Reconnaissance

by James L. Clapp,

Serial Information: Journal of the Surveying and Mapping Division, 1968, Vol. 94, Issue 1, Pg. 1-14

Document Type: Journal Paper


The methods used to provide horizontal and vertical control for the reconnaissance of an Antarctic ice cap are discussed and evaluated. Primary horizontal control was established by the line of position method. Primary vertical control was established from seismic measurements of the Ross Ice Shelf. Secondary horizontal control was established by angle and odometer traverse. Secondary vertical control was established by barometric leveling.

Subject Headings: Ice | Seismic tests | Seismic effects | Leveling

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