Five subglacial lakes and one of Antarctica’s thickest ice covers newly determined by radio echo sounding over the Vostok–Dome C region

  • Lili Cafarella
  • Stefano Urbini
  • Cesidio Bianchi
  • Achille Zirizzotti
  • Ignazio E. Tabacco
  • Alessandro Forieri

Abstract

Radio echo sounding (RES) measurements were collected from 1995 to 2003 during Italian Antarctic expeditions over the Vostok–Dome C region. The data collected allow for the reconstruction of a bedrock elevation map between the Belgica Highlands and the Aurora Subglacial Basin (112.0° - 124.0° E; 74.0° - 78.0° S). Moreover, analysis of the RES data has revealed one of the thickest ice covers in Antarctica (4755 ± 16 m; 118.321° E, 76.059° S) as well as fi ve new subglacial lakes.

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Published
2006-01-01
How to Cite
Cafarella, L., Urbini, S., Bianchi, C., Zirizzotti, A., Tabacco, I., & Forieri, A. (2006). Five subglacial lakes and one of Antarctica’s thickest ice covers newly determined by radio echo sounding over the Vostok–Dome C region. Polar Research, 25(1), 69-73. https://doi.org/10.3402/polar.v25i1.6239
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