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06 Dec 2011

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Antarctica’s Hidden Rock Bed Revealed By GEOINT

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Since the early 1900s, mankind’s understanding of Antarctica had relied solely on studying its harsh, icy outer surface. We have never really known what lies beneath in terms its rocky terrain, until now. Incorporating data acquired by planes, satellites and ships, scientists have created BEDMAP, which is a map of the landscape beneath the ice that will ultimately play a major role in satisfying our quest to understand how Antarctica will respond to climate change.

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