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March 30, 2006 at 3:34 am #893AnonymousMember
Alright guys, I have a bit of a strange question for you all… what is the latitude/longitude of the Pole station? Specifically, the new modular station that’s nearly finished.
And since I *know* everyone’s going to be asking, I’m trying to figure out if the accomodation is part of New Zealand’s Ross Dependency. Reason being that I’m considering taking a winter-over position down there, and it would simplify my NZ citizenship application if I can claim that I’m still within the territory of NZ. 🙂
-AndrewMarch 31, 2006 at 4:39 am #8452skua77Keymaster
Well, the South Pole GPS reading is 90Â° South, I’ve seen that myself, and while there last winter I did a fair amount of research on where things are including Amundsen’s 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 37Â° 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 1, 2006 at 10:05 pm #8453AnonymousMember
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 it’s 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.June 1, 2006 at 11:39 pm #8454SciencetechKeymaster
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 Pole? I find this hard to believe.
glennJune 2, 2006 at 11:22 am #8455Been ThereMember
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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