Greenland Basal Topography

Series: BAS Thematic map series

Series number: 2

Scale: 1:3 500 000

Edition: 1

Published: 2017

Size: 75 x 89 cm

Size folded: 22.5 x 13.5 cm

Format: Flat or folded

ISBN: Folded 978-0-85665-215-8, Flat 978-0-85665-216-5


This double-sided geophysical and glaciological map shows the basal topography of Greenland and surrounding seabed. The topography of the subglacial landscape under the Greenland Icesheet was modelled using a mixture of radio echo-sounding and a glaciological model (BEDMACHINE 2) and is presented in a similar colour scheme to the Antarctic BEDMAP2.
The map is a result of a collaboration between BAS and Bristol University, based on recently released data from a joint project between Bristol University and the University of Irvine California.
Side 1 shows a detailed map, in plan view, and includes important names, coastline and the zero metre contour.
Side 2 presents a 3D view of the dataset, highlighting some of the important and interesting features and gives further details of how the surface was constructed.