Ice elevation map of Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, from balloon altimetry [4]

Nadav Levanon, Charles R. Bentley

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Abstract

THE technique and expected coverage of ice elevation mapping using radio altimetry data from the Twerle balloons1, have already been discussed2. We present here preliminary results obtained after analysing 18 balloon traverses, with 1,900 elevation points. A map of the entire continent agrees very well with existing maps, suggesting the validity of the method. A larger-scale, more detailed map of Queen Maud Land permits better delineation of the drainage systems of that region than has previously been possible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)842-844
Number of pages3
JournalNature
Volume278
Issue number5707
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979

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