High-tech mini jet boat probes glacier secrets
26 October 2016
The remote control boat is fitted with an echo sounder and a GPS system.
It can be driven over the "ramp" of ice jutting out from the Tasman glacier's edge, collecting high-resolution data in real time with no danger to the researchers.
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