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136 topographic maps derived from satellite radar altimetry (Geosat and ERS-1 data) appear alongside descriptions of glaciologic and topographic features. The main section is preceeded by a topical introduction, progress in monitoring changes in Antarctic glaciers, ice streams and ice shelves, and detailed regional studies of outlet glaciers of the inland ice.
From the contents: Motivation and Methods: The Antarctic Ice Sheet and its Role in the Global System; Satellite Remote Sensing; Data Analysis Methods Applied in the Antarctic Atlas.- The Atlas: 72 Atlas Maps.- Applications: Monitoring Changes in Antarctic Ice Surface Topography ? The Example of the Lambert Glacier/Amery Ice Shelf System; Detailed Studies of Selected Antarctic Outlet Glaciers and Ice Shelves; Combination of SAR and Radar Altimeter Data ? Lambert Glacier/Amery Ice Shelf.- References and Appendix.