The above map shows the current ANITA location (taken from the ADU5 GPS) superimposed over a map showing the ice thickness across Antarctica. ANITA is represented by the garish triangle, the black circle illustrates the instantaneous field of view. A selection of Antarctic bases are shown as black squares, while the two redish squares show the location of the two calibration stations (Willy Field and Taylor Dome).
The ice thickness data was obtained from the BEDMAP consortium. The transform from latitude and longitude to position on the above projection, of the payload and bases, was done by me by hand and may well be slightly wrong
The following bases are plotted:
These were selected from the latest political map of Antarctica on the Univeristy of Texas site. The locations were obtained from this site. It is left as an exercise for the viewer to determine which black square corresponds to which station.
Copyright © 2006 Ryan Nichol, (last modified )