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Antarctic Airborne ElectroMagnetics (ANTAEM)

Revealing Subsurface Water in Coastal Antarctica

The aim of the ANTAEM project is to map the resistivity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and the McMurdo Ice Shelf to determine hydrological connectivity around coastal margins, depth of permafrost extent, subglacial hydrogeology and distribution of subsurface habitats. In 2017-18 the focus is on collecting groundbased TEM data, to ground-truth the main airborne EM dataset to be collected in 2018-19.  

Collaboration partners include scientists from several US universities which have extensive experience working and performing research in the Arctic and Antarctic.


University of California, Louisiana State University, The University of Tennessee, Dartmouth College