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Exploring under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet with new aerogeophysical surveys over the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, the Transantarctic Mountains and Dome C

Ferraccioli, Fausto; Jordan, Tom; Armadillo, E.; Bozzo, E.; Corr, Hugh; Caneva, G.; Robinson, Carl; Tabacco, I.. 2007 Exploring under the East Antarctic Ice Sheet with new aerogeophysical surveys over the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, the Transantarctic Mountains and Dome C. In: Cooper, A.K.; Raymond, C.R., (eds.) Antarctica: a keystone in a changing world. Online proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Santa Barbara, California, August 26 - September 1, 2007. National Academy Press, 4pp. (U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report, 2007-1047).

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Abstract/Summary

As we enter the IPY geological boundary conditions for the stability of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS) remain largely unknown. During the 2005/06 field season a major new aerogeophysical survey was performed over the Wilkes Subglacial Basin, the Transantarctic Mountains and Dome C. Over 60,000 km of new airborne radar, aeromagnetic and aerogravity data were collected. We will describe the survey layout and methodologies and present new geophysical images as a tool to address the highly contentious stability of the EAIS during warmer than present palaeoclimates, the underlying crustal structure, and to study subglacial lakes

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Programmes: BAS Programmes > Global Science in the Antarctic Context (2005-2009) > Long-Term Monitoring and Survey – Geosciences Division
NORA Subject Terms: Glaciology
Earth Sciences
Date made live: 08 Mar 2011 14:52
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/13742

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