News and notes on the climate of Quelccaya Ice Cap.
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
Preparing for fieldwork!
A component of our forthcoming 2013 fieldwork will involve high-accuracy GPS measurements, uploading data to Scripps for processing, downloading calculated coordinates, and then re-occupying dozens of points comprising a strain net on the glacier which was established and surveyed in 1983. In preparation, Dave Chadwell & Carsten Braun are in San Diego this week testing GPS receivers, a BGAN terminal, laptops, charging systems, and Iridium phones. Multiple redundancies will hopefully insure that things go smoothly on the ice cap!