Exploration of subsurface Antarctica: uncovering past changes and modern processes

Martin Siegert, Stewart Jamieson, Duanne WHITE

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    Abstract

    The Antarctic continent, which contains enough ice to raise sea level globally by around 60 m, is the last major scientific frontier on our planet. We know far more about the surfaces of the Moon, Mars and around half of Pluto than we do about the underside of the Antarctic ice sheet. Geophysical exploration is the key route to measuring the ice sheet's internal structure and the land on which the ice rests. From such measurements, we are able to reveal how the ice sheet flows, and how it responds to atmospheric and ocean warming. By examining landscapes that have been moulded by former ice flow, we are able to identify how the ice sheet behaved in the past. Geophysics is therefore critical to understanding change in Antarctica
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    Volume461
    Specialist publicationGeological Society Special Publication
    PublisherGeological Society of London
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2018

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    In: Geological Society Special Publication, Vol. 461, 2018, p. 1-6.

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