BEDMAP ice-thickness database
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00252

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Abstract: Data describing the thickness of the Antarctic ice sheet collected on surveys undertaken over the past 50 years have been brought together into a single database. These data have allowed the compilation of a suite of seamless digital topographic models for the Antarctic continent and surrounding ocean. The suite includes grids representing: - ice-sheet ... thickness over the ice sheet and shelves, ... View entire text
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Description: BEDMAP project.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lythe, M.B., Vaughan, D.G. and the BEDMAP Consortium
Dataset Title: BEDMAP - bed topography of the Antarctic
Dataset Release Date: 2000
Dataset Release Place: Cambridge, UK
Dataset Publisher: British Antarctic Survey
Data Presentation Form: Map/Nautical Chart
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1951-01-01
Quality While the digital models have a nominal spatial resolution of 5 km, such high resolution is not strictly justified by the original data density over all parts of the ice sheet.
Use Constraints The following protocols were generally agreed by the participants of the BEDMAP consortium as providing adequate safeguards for data-collectors, whilst allowing other BEDMAP partners and, eventually, the wider community the opportunity to use BEDMAP data for research purposes. The guidelines adopted would be broadly similar to those adopted by the ADMAP consortium for magnetic anomaly data (ADMAP, ... View entire text
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Originating Center
Data Center
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00252

Data Center Personnel
Contact Address:
Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221594
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 221312
Fax: +44 (0)1223 362616
Email: aedc at
Contact Address:
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Province or State: Cambridgeshire
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-06-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-04-27
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