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So “Cool”! Track Students’ Greenland Progess in Real Time

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 The 700 km (430 mile) snow mobile traverse of the Greenland Ice Sheet has begun for two University of Utah geography graduate students.  The team’s progress can be now be followed in real time from a GPS tracker coupled to a satellite phone mapped onto Google Earth at this web site . The red line is their path since the beginning of the traverse, the green #7 is their current position, and the blue line is the designated path to the three ice core sites to be drilled (ACT11-A, B, and C).  This tracking system was developed by SRI International to improve the safety of the traverse. 

 

Members of the Arctic Circle Traverse 2011 (ACT11) team making their way across the Greenland Ice Sheet