Animation Preview (image) Technical University of Denmark Share Print E-Mail Caption This is the sketched preview of the animation that will be on the ESA website on June 22. The animation starts with a view from above of Antarctica (A) and then zooms in Amundsen Sea Embayment (ASE) and shows the satellites flying over the ice that is thinning. A portion of the ice and the ocean is then removed to show the bedrock (C) and the GPS locations. The bedrock is then cut to show the crust (brown) the bottom of the lithosphere (grey line) and the mantle (red-orange) pushing up the layer above. In the end we will see the pattern of the uplift rates (D) while it is shown the bedrock uplifting pushed by the mantle. The pattern of uplift rates is provided by V.R. Barletta. The color gradient of the mantle indicates the temperature from hot (bright yellow) to relatively cool (dark red). The mantle temperature and the crustal thickness is derived from GOCE (data from Folker Pappa). The ice thickness and the bedrock topography are from BEDMAP2. Note that this description is just a summary and the actual animation could be more complex. Credit Illustration credit: Planetary Visions/ESA/V.R. Barletta Illustration text: VR. Barletta. Usage Restrictions Please credit Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.