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Norwegian-American Scientific Traverse of East Antarctica

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Subglacial environment

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Two of the traverse projects are aiming at expanding our knowledge of the environment underneath the Antarctic ice sheet. A particular interest is taken in exploring the newly discovered Recovery Lakes, a group of subglacial lakes that will be traversed during the second IPY season (2008-2009).

Subglacial lakes

Survey of newly discovered subglacial lakes by the Norwegian Polar Institute, the University of Colorado and the University of Maine.

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Ice sheet thickness

Mapping the bottom of the ice sheet through the use of deep radar, by the Norwegian Polar Institute and the University of Oslo.

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