New map of the rock that makes up Antarctica
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Mapping Antarctica's rock underbelly

Scientists have produced the most detailed map yet of the White Continent's underbelly - its rock bed.

Called simply BEDMAP, this startling view of the landscape beneath the ice incorporates decades of survey data acquired by planes, satellites, ships and even people on dog-drawn sleds.

Dr Hamish Pritchard from the British Antarctic Survey described to our correspondent Jonathan Amos how the data was gathered.

  • 05 Dec 2011
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