These new dGPS units seem to be accurate to around 2cm as shown in our test. This is for a close baseline (and at the moment doesn’t use GLONASS).
For the last few years we have seen more and more of the lead for the 2008 wired probe be exposed due to surface melt. We were hoping that this year for the first time in Iceland we’d be able to recover it. When we arrived this year we found the lead going into a stream on the surface of the glacier, and with a bit of wiggling Graeme (shown below) was able to extract the probe.
We’re looking forward to being able to open it up and see how well it has survived.
A couple of weeks ago we deployed our first prototype dedicated camera node. This node is set up to take a picture every day and store them locally. This prototype was put together quickly so doesn’t have the full range of functionality that the final versions will have.
We just carried out a quick range test on our new waveguide Wifi antenna. Kirk drove the 4×4 away from the house with Phil holding an antena out the window whilst Alex aimed the directional Wifi at the car.
By the time the car was 1.3 Km it was impossible to see it from the house but we were still picking up good signal! It should be more than good enough for communicating between the Jöklasel Cafe and the glacier.