Geosciences

A large-scale map of the Antarctic continental margin and ocean basins showing large, geomorphic features including seamounts, deep canyons, ridges and plains.
A large-scale map of the Antarctic continental margin and ocean basins showing large, geomorphic features including seamounts, deep canyons, ridges and plains.
Photo: Philip O'Brien, Geoscience Australia

The Antarctic continent and its surrounding sea floor have been shaped into their present form by glacial and tectonic processes. Understanding these processes and their interconnectedness provides valuable clues to Antarctica's geological, geomorphological and climate past, from which predictions for the future can be made.

Much of the research in this area is currently conducted through or in collaboration with Geoscience Australia. Other collaborators include Macquarie University, Australian National University and the University of Tasmania.

Metadata for Geosciences are held at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre.

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This page was last modified on 15 May 2002.