Mapping Mount Kennedy Anniversary-FR

Event Date(s):
May 29, 2015
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Event Details:

Mapping Mount Kennedy, Yukon, 1965 50th Anniversary of UNB Surveying Engineering Involvement

2015 05 29 16h30

Head Hall room C11, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton

Showing of the National Geographic Society film, “The Exploration of Mount Kennedy”, followed by a discussion with some of those involved, particularly:

Dr. Adam Chrzanowski, UNB Professor Emeritus [control survey: field work and computations]

Dr. Wolfgang Faig, UNB Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus [computations]

Gerhard Gloss, UNB retired professor [photogrammetric compilation]

Malcolm Taylor, Holderness, NH [assistant to the project director, Bradford Washburn]

UNB Surveying Engineering was a major participant in the mapping of the Massif of Mount Hubbard, Mount Alverstone, and Mount Kennedy, along the border between Yukon and Alaska [an area of 19.3 km by 14.7 km at 1:31680]. These were the days of the Wild T2 and T3, of the newly available Tellurometer MRA1 and MRA2, when the Department was young, when computers were mostly persons, and the elements had a major influence on progress [only 11 of the 33 days (15 April to 17 May) in the field were productive because of low temperatures, fog, high winds, and blizzards].

Reception to follow.

r.s.v.p. to Michelle Ryan, Geodesy and Geomatics Engineering, UNB,, by no later than 2015 05 22.

Building: Headhall

Room Number: C11


Michelle Ryan
1 506 453 4698