Antarctic Digital Magnetic Anomaly Project (ADMAP) Expert Group

Terms of Reference

Geologic studies of the Antarctic are greatly aided by magnetic anomaly data because of the region's nearly ubiquitous cover of snow, ice, and sea water. Consequently, numerous near-surface magnetic surveys have been carried out for site-specific geologic objectives by the international community. As a result of the first ADMAP workshop (ADMAP I) in Cambridge, UK, it became clear that these individual magnetic surveys may be combined into a regional magnetic synthesis that would further enhance their utility for geologic studies.

Accordingly, ADMAP was launched in 1995 to compile and integrate into a digital database all existing near-surface and satellite magnetic anomaly data collected in Antarctica and surrounding oceans south of 60° S.


For information on the ADMAP Concept, see the ADMAP website.