The South Pole is given to changing
its location every year, making the
exact pinpointing ofits site, a difficult job. But, with the "advent of the
Global Positioning System -the
satellite based navigation system -
the positioning of this southern-
most point on the earth has been
made easier (New Scientist, Vo1149,
The true geographic pole has to be staked out each year as the overlying ice sheet moves at a speed of 10 m annually, carrying along with it, the markers. Earlier, the markers were placed 10 m apart uniformly every year to locate the site of the South Pole.
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