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Antarctic ice sheet; computer animations and paper model

October 1, 1998

This report illustrates, through computer animation and a paper model, why there are changes on the ice sheet that covers the Antarctica continent. By studying the animations and the paper model, students will better understand the evolution of the Antarctic ice sheet.

Included in the paper and diskette versions of this report are templates for making a paper-model, instructions for its assembly, and a discussion of development of the Antarctic ice sheet. In addition, the diskette version includes a animation of how Antarctica and its ice cover changes through time.

Many people provided help and encouragement in the development of this HyperCard stack, particularly Page Mosier, Sue Priest and Art Ford. This report was enhanced by reviews from Bonnie Murchey, Peter Stauffer and Stephen Eittreim.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1998
Title Antarctic ice sheet; computer animations and paper model
DOI 10.3133/ofr98353A
Authors Tau Rho Alpha, Alan K. Cooper
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 98-353
Index ID ofr98353A
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse