Naked Continent: See Antarctica De-Iced

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Naked Continent: See Antarctica De-Iced

Post  guest... on Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:40 pm

The hidden face of Antarctica, concealed for more than 30 million years beneath thick ice, is revealed in a new map and video of the continent's rocky surface, released today by NASA.

The project, called BedMap2, is part of an international collaboration led by the British Antarctic Survey to calculate the total extent of ice in Antarctica — an essential step in predicting potential future sea level rise. To do so, researchers needed to know the details of the continent's underlying topography, from broad valleys to buried mountain ranges.

http://www.livescience.com/37150-antarctica-ice-free-map.html


What gets me about this stunning look at this continent is that how far in the future will it be Ice free and a place where I gather the world will fight over this prime real estate?

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Post  eddie on Thu Jun 06, 2013 11:40 pm

Didge, can't see any pics?? scratch
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Post  guest... on Fri Jun 07, 2013 12:33 am

eddie wrote:Didge, can't see any pics?? scratch

Did you go to the link?

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Post  guest .. on Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:52 am

Oil and gas rights fight on the cards, big business, extreme capitalists will wage war over this region.

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Post  Flap Zappa on Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:20 am

Didge wrote:The hidden face of Antarctica, concealed for more than 30 million years beneath thick ice, is revealed in a new map and video of the continent's rocky surface, released today by NASA.

The project, called BedMap2, is part of an international collaboration led by the British Antarctic Survey to calculate the total extent of ice in Antarctica — an essential step in predicting potential future sea level rise. To do so, researchers needed to know the details of the continent's underlying topography, from broad valleys to buried mountain ranges.

http://www.livescience.com/37150-antarctica-ice-free-map.html


What gets me about this stunning look at this continent is that how far in the future will it be Ice free and a place where I gather the world will fight over this prime real estate?
its been ice free before and no doubt it will be ice free again some day. I wouldn't be getting a beach hut there just yet though

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