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FredBear

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Antarctic Maps
« on: August 21, 2021, 06:25:47 PM »
I often find that I need to define a location for an object or event around the Antarctic, then struggle to find an appropriate map (preferably with official place names). There are often useful maps put in threads but they get lost with time.
Would anyone like to provide their favourite maps?

It may be appropriate also to include topographic/oceanic current/ice thickness/iceberg/etc. maps for reference too?

(Oren, if you think this is useful it could become a "Sticky" so that they are easy to find??)
« Last Edit: August 22, 2021, 10:01:25 PM by oren »

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Re: Useful Maps
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 07:21:14 PM »
Thee may be some useful Antarctic maps in the Arctic Maps thread (under Cryosphere - Arctic Background).
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Re: Useful Maps
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2021, 06:06:38 PM »
This isn't an Arctic map, but some may find this cross-post helpful:

Rather basic one there.

ETA: There is a much more detailed one somewhere here...

A site with maps

https://gisgeography.com/antarctica-map-satellite-image/

e.g. attached

Thanks for the link to new poster dice

Sat maps.

Another basic one:
A map of Antarctic ice shelves.


Pretty cool different type map i found:
Glaciologists Unveil Most Precise Map Ever of Antarctic Ice Velocity
https://phys.org/news/2019-07-glaciologists-unveil-precise-antarctic-ice.html
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J. Mouginot et al. Continent‐wide, interferometric SAR phase, mapping of Antarctic ice velocity, Geophysical Research Letters (2019)

The maps can be reuploaded here by the original posters just looking for earlier maps.

Missing: one highly detailed map of Antarctica
Map of melt basins as used by Grace. Found a number but not the post with list of names.
« Last Edit: August 22, 2021, 06:38:07 PM by kassy »
Þetta minnismerki er til vitnis um að við vitum hvað er að gerast og hvað þarf að gera. Aðeins þú veist hvort við gerðum eitthvað.

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Re: Useful Maps
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2021, 06:28:34 PM »
Antarctica’s Delicate Face

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A new map reveals the landforms hidden beneath the ice in unprecedented detail. This will support more accurate forecasts concerning the future of the glaciers and sea-level rise.

Link >> https://www.awi.de/en/about-us/service/press/press-release/antarcticas-delicate-face.html


Þetta minnismerki er til vitnis um að við vitum hvað er að gerast og hvað þarf að gera. Aðeins þú veist hvort við gerðum eitthvað.

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Re: Useful Maps
« Reply #4 on: August 22, 2021, 10:01:05 PM »
Despite the existence of the revered Arctic Maps thread, I think it would be quite useful to have a separate Antarctic Maps thread, as in terms of maps there isn't much overlap.

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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 10:10:45 PM »
I agree.  The several Antarctic maps in the Arctic Maps thread can be moved, or at least cross-posted.
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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2021, 12:46:36 AM »
I attach three maps

Antarctic Place names. Good resolution, quite recent (2013).

Antarctic Place Names & Stations - Good resolution, not new (1982)
Antarctic Political map - not good resolution, but newer than the one above.

It's surprising how many countries are keeping a presence there.
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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2021, 12:58:44 AM »
And I forgot I had this one

It's from 2015 about velocity of glaciers and ice shelves. But it names at least the principal glaciers.
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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2021, 09:35:45 AM »
Many thanks to all contributors, there should be something convenient for people to use when it is needed.
Please continue to add anything else interesting as you find it.

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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2021, 03:59:30 PM »
I just noticed that there is a Russian year round station "Russkaja" at the western edge of the Getz Ice Shelf. I didn't know that there was a station at all.
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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #10 on: August 25, 2021, 07:06:47 PM »
And one from a recent post on the Antarctic icebergs thread
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Re: Antarctic Maps
« Reply #11 on: August 26, 2021, 07:51:07 PM »
This website gives access to a lot of Antarctic maps (also historical ones):
https://maps.apps.pgc.umn.edu/antarctica
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« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2021, 08:13:33 PM »
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