Scientists See Earth Move In Antarctica

“New investigations of the spreading of Earth’s crust in Antarctica may change existing estimates of tectonic plate motion around the Pacific Ocean Basin. ”

Note: I am looking forward to meeting members of a science team doing neotectonic research work in the Ross area — their ongoing project is Transantarctic Mountains Deformation Network: GPS Measurements of Neotectonic Motion in the Antarctic Interior: “GPS measurements of bedrock crustal motions in an extended TAMDEF network to document neotectonic displacements due to tectonic deformation within the West Antarctic rift and/or to mass change of the Antarctic ice sheets.” Is it just me, or is “isostatic uplift” the most amazing phenomenon?

Read the full article in Science Daily.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s