The British Antarctic Survey has produced the sharpest image yet of Antarctica’s rugged topography. As you can clearly see, without its mile-thick layer of ice, the polar continent would be an incredibly mountainous terrain.
In conjunction with NASA’s IceBridge mission, the BAS compiled this map of Antarctica under the ice by drawing upon millions of new measurements of the continent’s surface elevation, ice thickness, and bedrock topography.
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