Accession Number : AD0667299

Title :   TOPOGRAPHY OF THE ANTARCTIC ICECAP AND ITS SUBGLACIAL BED,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Kapitsa,A. P.

Report Date : 15 MAR 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 23

Abstract : Exploration of the topography of the antarctic ice cap began 15 years ago during the Norwegian-British-Swedish expedition and the French polar expedition in 1950. During the last ten years the expeditions of the USSR, USA, Great Britain, Australia, France, Japan and Belgium carried out significant project in the Antarctic for obtaining data about the topography of the ice cap's surface and the thickness of the ice. By 1965 48 thousand kilometers of sections were made. Measurements of the ice cap's heights were taken over vast areas by way of airplane radio barometric surveys. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ICE, ANTARCTIC REGIONS), TERRAIN, GLACIERS, SURFACE PROPERTIES, THICKNESS, MEASUREMENT, GEODESICS, MAPPING, ALTITUDE, METEOROLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SEISMIC WAVES, AIRBORNE, MOUNTAINS, ECHO RANGING, MAPS, USSR

Subject Categories : Geodesy
      Seismology
      Snow, Ice and Permafrost

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE