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Antarctic Expedition in Search of Lost Mountains

2009-03-19

The AGAP (Antarctica's Gamburtsev Province) expedition is the first systematic study of our planet's last unexplored mountain range, which lies about 2.5 miles under the most massive ice sheet on Earth, deep in the interior of the Antarctic continent.

Working against time in a forbidding climate, scientists have created the first detailed maps of the Gamburtsev Mountains using geophysical survey aircraft equipped with RADAR, lasers and other instruments to look down into the ice sheet.

This lecture was presented as part of the LDEO Spring 2009 Public Lecture Series.

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