Viewing Antarctica Under The Ice

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) have released a map that strips Antarctica of all its ice and details the rock bed underneath.

The map – BEDMAP – is, according to the BAS, “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.”

If you want to read some more information about the development of the map, the BBC has a wonderful article written by their science correspondent, Jonathan Amos. Check it out here.

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