Map compilation: Michael Studinger, LDEO.

The maps below show the preliminary survey design over the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains/Dome A region and various existing data sets. These maps were intended to help planning and coordination. The gird of flight lines in the maps below reflects pre-deployment planning and is now obsolete. The flight lines that have been flown are plotted in the map above. Users should acknowledge the data contributions that made the compilation of these maps possible. For full resolution images click on the maps or the links below the snapshots.

Data sources for AGAP maps

Map compilation: Michael Studinger, LDEO.


Subglacial lake locations and shorelines

  • Siegert, M.J., Carter, S., Tabacco, I., et al., A revised inventory of Antarctic subglacial lakes, Antarctic Science, Vol. 17 (3), p 453-460, 2005, doi: 10.1017/S0954102005002889.
  • Popov, S.V., Masolov, V.N., Forty-seven new subglacial lakes in the 0-110 degrees E sector of East Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 53 (181), p 289-297, 2007.
  • Studinger, M., R.E. Bell, G.D. Karner, A.A. Tikku, J.W. Holt, D.L. Morse, T.G. Richter, S.D. Kempf, M.E. Peters, D.D. Blankenship, R.E. Sweeney, and V.L. Rystrom. Ice cover, landscape setting, and geological framework of Lake Vostok, East Antarctica, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 205(3-4), 195-210, doi:10.1016/S0012-821X(02)01041-5, 2003.
  • Tikku, A.A., Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Clarke, G.K.C., Tabacco, I., and Ferraccioli, F., The influx of meltwater to subglacial Lake Concordia, East Antarctica, Journal of Glaciology, Vol. 51 No. 172, p 96-104, e-link, 2005.
  • Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Fahnestock, M.A., and Shuman, C.A., Tectonically controlled subglacial lakes on the flanks of the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains, East Antarctica, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L02504, doi:10.1029/2005GL025207, 2006.
  • Bell, R.E., Studinger, M., Shuman, C.A., Fahnestock, M., Joughin, I., Large subglacial lakes in East Antarctica at the onset of fast-flowing ice streams, Nature, Vol. 445, 904-907, doi:10.1038/nature05554, 2007.

Various other data sets

  • Bamber, J., Vaughan, D., Joughin, I. Widespread complex flow in the interior of the Antarctic ice sheet, Science, Vol. 287 No. 5456, p 1248-1250. 2000 (e-link).
  • Zwally, H. J. ,Beckley, M. A., Brenner, A. C., Giovinetto, M. B., Motion of major ice-shelf fronts in Antarctica from slant-range analysis of radar altimeter data, 1978-98, Annals of Glaciology, Vol 34, p 255-262, 2002.

AGAP: Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province
Subglacial Topography
Ice Surface Topography
MODIS Mosaic of Ice Surface
Contact: Michael Studinger

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Exploring the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains during the International Polar Year 2007 - 2008

The map below shows the location of 120,000 km of completed flight lines over the Gamburtsev Subglacial Mountains /Dome A region. Users should acknowledge the data contributions that made the compilation of these maps possible.

NEW AGAP-S Pictures from Field Work 2008/09 NEW

Balance Velocity
Subglacial Lakes and Divides
Satellite Gravity (GRACE)
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