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The King Edward Point Geodetic Observatory in Support of Sea Level Research
Teferle, Felix Norman; Hunegnaw, Addisu; Ahmed, Furqan et al.
2013PSMSL 80th Anniversary Workshop on Sea Level Science
 

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Keywords :
Global Navigation Satellite Systems; Sea Level; Geodesy
Abstract :
[en] During February 2013 the King Edward Point (KEP) Geodetic Observatory was established in South Geor- gia, South Atlantic Ocean, through a University of Luxembourg funded research project and in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s National Oceanography Centre, British Antarctic Survey and Unavco, Inc. Due to its remote location in the South Atlantic Ocean, as well as, being one of few subaerial exposures of the Scotia plate, South Georgia Island has been a key location for a number of global monitoring networks, e.g. seismic, geomagnetic and oceanic. However, no geodetic monitoring station has been established, e.g. by the International Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) Service (IGS) community, despite the lack of such observations from this region. In this study we give details of the establishment of the KEP Geodetic Observatory, i.e. the installation of the continuous GNSS station KEPA on Brown Mountain and the estab- lishment of a new height datum for the tide gauge through a network of benchmarks at the KEP research station. We will present an evaluation of the GNSS positioning results for the period from February to August 2013 and of the survey/levelling work carried out for the height reference. We will discuss the installation in terms of its potential contributions to sea level observations using tide gauges and satellite altimetry, studies of tectonics, glacio-isostatic adjustment and atmospheric processes.
Disciplines :
Earth sciences & physical geography
Author, co-author :
Teferle, Felix Norman ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Hunegnaw, Addisu  ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Ahmed, Furqan ;  University of Luxembourg > Faculty of Science, Technology and Communication (FSTC) > Engineering Research Unit
Woodworth, Philip L.;  National Oceanography Centre
Foden, Peter R.;  National Oceanography Centre
Williams, Simon D. P.;  National Oceanography Centre
External co-authors :
yes
Language :
English
Title :
The King Edward Point Geodetic Observatory in Support of Sea Level Research
Publication date :
28 October 2013
Number of pages :
A0
Event name :
PSMSL 80th Anniversary Workshop on Sea Level Science
Event organizer :
Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level
Event place :
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Event date :
28-29 October 2013
Audience :
International
Name of the research project :
F1R-ING-PUL-12GSCG > GSCG > 01/04/2012 - 31/03/2015 > TEFERLE Felix Norman
Funders :
University of Luxembourg - UL
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