Called the Reference Elevation Model of Antarctica (REMA), a new 8-meter resolution digital elevation model covering 98% of the continent of Antarctica has been released.
Scientists concerned about climate change are closely monitoring the thickness of polar sea ice. For many years, ice cover has been deemed a significant gauge of global warming’s impact on the Earth. The loss of sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctica could speed up the rate of global warming, […]
A QGIS specific free GIS dataset is available for downloading from the Quantarctica site (QGIS + Antarctica). The GIS data contains geography, glaciology and geophysics data originally developed for in-house use at the the Norwegian Polar Institute. Quantarctica was first released for public consumption in July of 2013 and there are plans to […]
NASA has stitched together over a thousand satellite images to create the most detailed map ever of Antarctica. The main LIMA site contains information about Antarctica including fact sheets, detail on how LIMA is being used to study and understand the continent and access to a virtual tour of Antarctica. A […]