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June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #1038
alright guys, i have a bit of a strange question for you all… what is the latitude/longitude of the pole stationʔ specifically, the new modular station thatʹs nearly finished. and since i *know* everyoneʹs going to be asking, iʹm trying to figure out if the accomodation is part of new zealandʹs ross dependency. reason being that iʹm considering taking a winter-over position down there, and it would simplify my nz citizenship application if i can claim that iʹm still within the territory of nz. :)thanksǃ-andrewJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9171
well, the south pole gps reading is 90° south, iʹve seen that myself, and while there last winter i did a fair amount of research on where things are including amundsenʹs tent. until i get around to putting up a newer site plan, have a look at this one from 1999: http://www.southpolestation.com/newpole/nprb1.html and keep in mind that as the ice moves grid northwest, the pole (center of the circles) appears to move grid southeast about 33 feet a year along a line 37° east of south.you can use this site plan to try and figure out which sector you room would be in. i can say that residency at pole has been used by others looking for nz citizenship. when rodney marks died in 2000, several natiions were interested in which sector he died in and was temporarily buried in.June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9172
okay, i got carried away here. what i have determined is that the new station is very close to the pole, and that a years ice movement makes a fair change in itʹs position.the new station takes up most of the arc between 90w and 180 (grid south). grid south is between the new station and the dome. the ross dependency boundaries are 160 e to 150 w. so last year a pod was solidly in the rd, but i would guess only the corner is now. next year the new station will be solidly in the unclaimed area.rodney was buried at roughly grid se, about south of wa in the australian antarctica territory, with maybe a slice of the french claim – which would not have been inappropriate.darryn<ǃ-- m -->http://antarctica.kulgun.net/<ǃ-- m -->June 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9173
rodney was buried at roughly grid se, about south of wa in the australian antarctica territory, with maybe a slice of the french claim – which would not have been inappropriate.
rodney was buried at the poleʔ i find this hard to believe.glennJune 14, 2009 at 6:58 am #9174
rodney died at pole during the winter and was “buried” temporarily outside the station. his remains were returned to australia at the families request when the station opened.
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