- 1. Final Reports of the Projects
- 1.1 Geo-Coded Information System Antarctica (GIA)
- 1.2 Dynamic Processes in Antarctic Geo-Systems (DYPAG)
- 1.3 Poster DYPAG Project
- 2. Sources of the maps of Antarctica
- 2.1 Control Point Descriptions
- 2.2 Geographical Names
1. Final Reports of the Projects
1.1 Geo-Coded Information System Antarctica (GIA)
From 1987 to 1993 the IfAG department Photogrammetric Research (PF) (IfAG = Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie – Institute for Applied Geodesy) was building up in Frankfurt am Main the “Geo-coded Information System Antarctica (GIA)”. This project was meant to be a basis for geo-scientific modeling of the interaction among topography, ice-kinematics, ice mass balance, climate and other geo factors from Antarctic regions, in particular from ice shelves and mountain regions.
GIA Final Report (1993) as pdf format for download (in German, no web accessibility).
Annexes to the GIA Report (1993) as pdf format for download (in German, no web accessibility).
1.2 Dynamic Processes in Antarctic Geo-Systems (DYPAG)
Nowadays the ice mass balance is a central subject for studies on the effects of man-made influences on the world climate where the Antarctic ice shelves hold a key position. On the one hand cold soil water flowing under the ice shelves has an important effect on the circulation processes in the oceans, and on the other hand a change of the ice mass confluence into the ice shelves has a direct relation to changes of the sea-level.
The relevant glaciological parameter for the mass balance of ice shelves is found by determining the ice mass inflow. Therefore, two regions were appointed for which the velocity fields of inflowing and outflowing ice should be studied using interferometric evaluation methods for ERS-1/2-SAR data. Additional airborne and spaceborne remote sensing data and in situ measurements were used to calculate the necessary digital elevation and ice thickness models. These data are required for model calculations on the vertical gradients of the horizontal velocity within the ice bodies and for a precise localisation of the grounding line between the floating ice shelves and those aground.
Full-lenght DYPAG Report (1998) for download as pdf (in German, no web accessibility).
1.3 Poster DYPAG Project
Poster (in English, 1998) for download as pdf (no web accessibility)
2. Sources of the maps of Antarctica
2.1 Control Point Descriptions
Information on control points appearing on these pages was used for production of the satellite image mosaics and maps and there will be a guarantee neither for completeness nor for accuracy.
The images are scanned with 300 dpi, some sections with 1200 dpi. Sketches and descriptions are scanned with 300 or 200 dpi.
|Antarktis 110°W-0°-90°E||PL-Antarktis (pdf 5433-KB)||PB-Antarktis (pdf 6370-KB)|
|Ritscherhochland||PL-Ritscherhochland (pdf 1839-KB)|
|- Teilkarte SR29||PB-Ritscherhochland-SR29 (pdf 991-KB)|
|- Teilkarte SS28||PB-Ritscherhochland-SS28 (pdf 3993-KB)|
|- Teilkarte SS31||PB-Ritscherhochland-SS31 (pdf 669-KB)|
|Ekstrømisen||PL-Ekstroemisen (pdf 505-KB)||PB-Ekstroemisen (pdf 9841-KB)|
|Heimefrontfjella||PL-Heimefrontfjella (pdf 2176-KB)||PB-Heimefrontfjella (pdf 8576-KB)|
|Shackleton Range||PL-Shackleton Range (pdf 28-KB)|
|Neuschwabenland||Link to Index, Lists and Description|
2.2 Geographical Names
Information on geographical names appearing on these pages was used for production of satellite image mosaics and satellite image maps there will be a guarantee neither for completeness nor for accuracy.
From BRUNK, K (1986): Kartographische Arbeiten und deutsche Namengebung in Neuschwabenland, Antarktis. - Deutsche Geodätische Kommission, Reihe E: Heft 24, Teil I und II, Frankfurt/Main:
Part I – Text part (42 pages, in German)
Part I – Image part (choice of side-looking aerial photographs of the German Antarctic Expedition 1938/1939).
- Index (8 Seiten)
- Flight I on 20. Januar 1939 (14 pages, in German)
- Flight II on 21. Januar 1939 (16 pages, in German)
- Flight III on 22. Januar 1939 (16 pages, in German)
- Flight IV on 29. Januar 1939 (28 pages, in German)
- Flight V on 30. Januar 1939 (20 pages, in German)
- Flight VI on 31. Januar 1939 (18 pages, in German)
Part I – Supplement (extract from the Digital Name Data Base Antarctica, as of 1986)
- Annex I – Index of Name Variants (96 pages, in German)
- Annex II – Alphabetical List if Names (15 pages, in German)
- Annex III – Bibliography and Index of Sources (6 pages, in German)
Part II – Supplements
(Historical maps and index maps of photogrammetric flight routes as well as reviews of the exposure stations for the side-looking photographs made during the German Antarctic Expedition 1938/1939, tables of names)
For more information:
Verzeichnis deutschsprachiger geographischer Namen der Antarktis (Index of German-language Antarctic place-names) (second edition 1993) of the StAGN (Ständiger Ausschuss für Geographische Namen – Permanent committee on geographical names)
Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica (CGA) of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR)
Antarctic Geographic Place Names of the US Board on Geographic Names (USGS BGN)