New map reveals what lies beneath the frozen continent

New map reveals what lies beneath the frozen continent
The new BEDMAP of Antarctica is being presented at the AGU meeting in the US this week

Scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have produced the most detailed map of underneath Antarctica -- its rock bed.

BEDMAP is a close-up view of the landscape beneath the Antarctic icesheet and incorporates decades of survey data acquired by planes, satellites, ships and even researchers on dog-drawn sleds.

Dr Hamish Pritchard from BAS is presenting the new imagery today to the 2011 (AGU) Fall Meeting, the world’s largest annual gathering of Earth and planetary scientists.


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Dec 06, 2011
Now that's a side of the frozen continent that nobody has seen before. Fascinating.

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