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Offline cyphyr

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Antarctica without Icecap
« on: November 14, 2017, 12:21:52 PM »
Antarctica without the Icecap and all green. Well not exactly a likely or scientifically accurate proposition.

This is just removing the ice covering and giving the remaining lands a believable landscape covering.

If it all melted sea level rise would further change the coast line quite dramatically by a factor of 216ft.

Data from the British Antarctic Survey here: https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/bedmap-2/#data
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Re: Antarctica without Icecap
« Reply #1 on: November 14, 2017, 03:29:21 PM »
Very cool—it becomes a completely different continent. I hadn't realized how much of Antarctica's "landmass" consists of icesheets covering the ocean or ocean bed. Nice work, and thank you for sharing the link to the displacement map.

Now I'm wondering what the entire globe would look like with all icesheets melted—using the bedrock displacement map and adjusting the sea level. Might be a dramatic way to show how much H2O is locked up in the two polar regions.