Aerial Photography of AntarcticaEntry ID: USARC_AERIAL_PHOTOS
Abstract: The USARC maintains all US Aerial Antarctic Mapping photography and USGS flight
indexes of the Antarctic.
There are over 500,000 photographs in the collection.
Most photographs are 9" x 9" black and white images taken with three Fairchild
cameras each with a metrogon lense resulting in trimetrogon photography (left
oblique, vertical and right oblique photographs).
Special-purpose photographs ... showing sites of specific scientific interest
"vertical and handheld oblique as well as photographs taken from helicopters"
are also on file.
Some color photographs are also available. Line indexes to identify coverage
are available for most aerial photographic missions.
Contact prints in either matte or glossy finish are available for inspection or
stereoscopic viewing. Special feature options, such as ice and rock
enhancements, may be special ordered.
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CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > COASTAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > TECTONIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
LAND SURFACE > LAND USE/LAND COVER > LAND COVER
LAND SURFACE > TOPOGRAPHY > LANDFORMS
SPECTRAL/ENGINEERING > VISIBLE WAVELENGTHS > VISIBLE IMAGERY > AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > GLACIAL LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > TECTONIC LANDFORMS
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 703 648-6010
Fax: 703 648-5080
Email: agonzalez at usgs.gov
U.S. Geological Survey 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive MS-515
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Creation and Review Dates
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-05-27