|SCAR Geoscience map catalogue|
SCAR Geoscience Map Database is an initiative of the SCAR Working Group
on Geology with the support of the Working Group on Solid-Earth Geophysics.
Its aim is to compile a listing of all geoscientific maps of Antarctica,
covering the region south of 60 degrees south latitude. Maps are listed
under the following categories:
Geology (mainly outcrop geology, but including some sub-ice interpretations and Gondwana reconstructions; also marine geology)
Geophysics (magnetic, gravity, seismic profiles)
Geomorphology (including sub-ice topography)
Bathymetry (contoured maps of water depth but not hydrographic charts which are included in the SCAR Catalogue of maps and Charts)
They are broken down further according to scale and region.
such a range of maps in the literature, the decision for including any
map was often somewhat subjective and is the sole responsibility of the
senior compiler. Published sheet maps with scales and full geographical
coordinates were obvious candidates for inclusion. However, there
are many other maps, mainly in scientific journals, which contain a wealth
of geoscientific information but which certainly do not satisfy the cartographers’
rigorous definitions of a map. Typically they are in colour and have
a scientific key, but they may have curious scales (as a result of being
reduced by editors to fit the page), lack full details of coordinates,
and some may even be sketch maps. But, if they depict important new
data and or interpretations, or have historical interest and importance,
they have gone in. By contrast, the countless black and white sketch
maps within the text of geoscientific papers have not been included.
Nevertheless, almost 450 maps are currently listed.
The database was designed and compiled by members of the British Antarctic Survey
Database Design and Compilation:
Data Entry and Compilation:
Database consultation and Interactive Web page design:
|A. Paul R. Cooper|
Sarah Dobson who prepared the initial database outline, structure & prototype, compiled data and extracted data from a previous database.
Ann Roberts who undertook early work on data collection.
D.B Collinge, D.A. Gowler, J. Hutton & C.G. Ward who assisted with data entry.
Many national representatives of the SCAR Working Group on Geology submitted listings of their countries’ maps, saving the compilers many hours of library work:
|C. Craddock||(University of Wisconsin, USA)|
|D. Damaske||(Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany)|
|Director||(Antarctica Division, Geological Survey of India, Faridabad, India)|
|D. Elliot||(Ohio State University, Columbus, USA)|
|D. Fritzsche||(Alfred Wegener Institut für Polar- und Meeresforshung, Potsdam, Germany)|
|D.F. Lear||(US Geological Survey, Reston, USA)|
|J. López-Martínez||(Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, Spain)|
|E. Mikhalski||(VNIIOkeangeologia, St Petersburg, Russia)|
|Y. Ohta||(Norsk Polarinstitutt, Oslo, Norway)|
|N. W. Roland||(Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe, Hannover, Germany)|
|K. Shiraishi||(National Institute of Polar Research, Tokyo, Japan)|
|J. Sievers||(Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie, Frankfurt, Germany)|
|H. Walter||(Institut für Angewandte Geodäsie, Frankfurt, Germany)|
notifications of omissions, and suggestions for additions to the list.
Please send these to: