What Antartica Would (Will) Look Like Without Ice

This topography map, called Bedmap2, was compiled by the British Antarctic Survey and incorporates millions of new measurements, including substantial data sets from NASA’s ICESat satellite and an airborne mission called Operation IceBridge. (NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center)

NASA has released an amazing animation that reveals what’s beneath the planet’s largest ice sheet. It’s based on new data compiled by scientists at the British Antarctic Survey over the last two decades, including surface elevation readings and ice thickness data measured with ice-penetrating radar. Check out the animation and a 2D map for comparison below.

This 2D map of how Antartica would like without ice was posted by jeanne on My Private Novel.

via CBC News, My Pirate Novel


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