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USGS Collaborates with British Antarctic Survey

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Richie Williams (WHFC), and Jane Ferrigno, Kevin Foley, and Cheryl Hallam (Reston) visited Cambridge, England from October 7th-12th. They met with Janet Thomson, Chief of the Mapping and Geographic Information Centre (MAGIC) of the British Antarctic Survey, and two staff members, Adrian Fox and Alison Cook.

The participants reviewed progress on preparation of three new maps of the Antarctic Peninsula, a joint project between the USGS Glacier Studies Project, the British Antarctic Survey MAGIC, and the German Bundesamt fur Kartographie und Geodasie. Discussions centered around using GIS technology to integrate modern and historic cartographic information with information gleaned from various aerial photographic satellite image data sets, into three maps that show changes in floating and grounded glacier ice in the Antarctic Peninsula. Both the USGS and BAS now have an effective plan to cooperatively compile and publish (in print and digital formats) the three maps of the peninsula.

This effort is directed at documenting historical and recent changes in the glacier element of the cryosphere in Antarctica and will represent a significant contribution to the USGS/DOI part of the 10-agency Federal U.S. Global Change Research Program.

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