Title Overview of geodetic reference frame and related activities in Antarctica
Author Capra, A.
Author Affil Capra, A., SCAR, Geoscience Standing Scientific Group, Bari, Italy. Other: Universita di Siena, Italy
Source Terra Antartica Reports, Vol.12, p.21- 28, ; Frontiers and opportunities in Antarctic geosciences, Siena, Italy, Aug. 29- 31, 2004, edited by C. Siddoway and C.A. Ricci. Publisher: Terra Antartica Publication, Siena, Italy. ISSN: 1723-7211. ISBN: 978-88-88395-04-3978-88-88395-04- 0
Publication Date 2004
Notes In English. 18 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 82441. CRREL Acc. No: 61005510
Index Terms geodesy; international cooperation; Antarctica; Geodetic Infrastucture for Antarctica; geodetic networks; GIANT; glacial rebound; information management; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Education, Outreach and Communication Publications; isostatic rebound; programs
Abstract Significative effort has been done within the Antarctic geodetic community to establish a reference system at continental scale. GIANT (Geodetic Infrastructure for ANTarctica) is being promoted within SCAR in order to unite researches from different countries in an effort to produce a unique homogeneous set of geodetic observations. The SCAR GPS epoch campaigns project developed a GPS network of measurements. Geodetic observations collected continuously or during episodic campaigns are integrated with global observations in order to determine station coordinates in the International Terrestrial Reference Frame, ITRF. A short summary of some of the latest geodetic activities for Antarctic reference system establishment are described.
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 277928