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Antarctica/US Size Comparison

Antarctica is BIG. The United States is 400 square miles, while the Antarctica is 500+ miles in size; a full 25% larger than the the U.S.

Image from NASA

WISSARD GPS Sites 2013

 Map of the 23 GPS WISSARD sites for 2012-2013

Lake Whillans Ice Stream Surface Velocity

A map of the surface ice stream velocities in the West Antarctic Ice Sheet with the geographic position of Lake Whillans identified. Created by Sasha Carter, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD.

Subglacial Lakes Graphic

Graphic of the Antarctic Subglacial Lake SystemGraphic of the Antarctic Subglacial Lake System.   An artist's representation of the aquatic system scientists believe is buried beneath the Antarctic ice sheet. Additions added to show Lake Ellsworth and Lake Whillans.

Credit: Zina Deretsky / NSF

WISSARD graphic

WISSARD cutaway graphic subglacial lakes     WISSARD Graphic as used in the Chicago Tribune, November 2012

WISSARD Test Site Map (WISSPOT)

Map of WISSARD terst site  Map of the WISSARD Test site

WISSARD Deep Field Site Map

Overview map of the WISSARD Deep Field SiteOverview Map of the WISSARD Deep Field Site at Subglacial Lake Whillans.

Press Releases

US team poised to access and sample Subglacial Lake Whillans: One of the last unexplored frontiers on the planet

Project Overview Press Release

WISSARD Media Contact List

 WISSARD Contact InformationLead Science Contacts (On site at Subglacial Lake Whillans)Dr. John Priscu Chief Scientist WISSARD Project, Lead for Microbial Ecology (GBASE subproject) jpriscu@montana.edu, Montana State University, Bozeman, MTDr. Slawek Tulaczyk, Executive Committee, Lead for...

Antarctica/US Size Comparison

Antarctica is BIG. The United States is 400 square miles, while the Antarctica is 500+ miles in size; a full 25% larger than the the U.S. Image from NASA