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Antarctica : Longitude 180 to 91 West

1226.0 km (761.3 miles) ENE of McMurdo, Longitude 180 to 91 West, Antarctica
Approx. altitude: 698 m (2289 ft)
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Antipode: 82°N 49°E

Accuracy: 5 m (16 ft)
Click on any of the images for the full-sized picture.

#2: Paul Winberry standing in the point #3: Shridhar next to the flag that we left #4: The point and me #5: Lunch at the point

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  82°S 131°W (secondary) 

#1: The area around the point

(visited by Bob Greschke, Andy Smith, Ash Morton, Matt Nolan, Anatoly Mironov, Shad O'Neel, Paul Winberry, Leo Peters, Don Voigt, Shridhar Anandakrishnan and Peter Braddock)

29-Nov-2002 -- This was the second confluence point visited by me. This time the whole gang that I was part of was together, unlike at 81S 126W. The gang, members of the National Science Foundation's scientific project IO-205, was there to do seismic, radar, and GPS experiments on two of the six large ice streams that carry ice from the Western Area Ice Sheet to the Ross Sea. Shridhar Anandakrishnan, a glaciologist from Penn State University, was the principle investigator for the project. The other members of the party were Don Voigt of Penn State, Leo Peters and Paul Winberry who were grad students from Penn State, Shad O'Neel of the University Navstar Consortium (UNAVCO), Anatoly Mironov of the University of Texas at Austin, Matt Nolan of the University of Alaska in Fairbanks, Ash Morton and Andy Smith of the British Antarctic Survey (BAS), and Peter Braddock who was one of our mountaineers along with Ash. More about the whole project can be read at www.greschke.com/passcal/antarctica/index.htm.


 All pictures
#1: The area around the point
#2: Paul Winberry standing in the point
#3: Shridhar next to the flag that we left
#4: The point and me
#5: Lunch at the point
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