Jan 142006
 

I spent part of today on Braunton Burrows investigating whether a hand-held GPS can take the place of compass, clinometer ranging poles, tape measure and general fieldwork tedium.

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I have concluded that the wonderful Magnalox does indeed offer a challenge to the traditional fieldwork method for dune transecting.

View the sand dune transect on Magnalox

There is an option to view the dune transect on a Google Map or in Google Earth. The thumbail is a screenshot of the Magnalox web page.

dunetransectclick to enlarge

Thanks to Tom for helping with the fieldwork!

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