Underwater robot captures images of Antarctic sea ice

Jaguar ROV under ice (Photo: P Kimball, H Singh, T Maksym, J Wilkinson, G Williams (c) WHOI, BAS, AAD)

A team of scientists from the UK, USA and Australia have used an autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) to capture ''detailed, high-resolution 3D maps'' of Antarctic sea ice and provide accurate ice thickness measurements in areas previously too difficult to access.

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