In 1985–86, western Neuschwabenland was surveyed with an electromagnetic reflection system (EMR) over flight tracks totalling 6100 km. The area spans a triangle from Ekström Ice Shelf and Heimefront Range to the Kraul Mountains [Vestfjella] and covers 48 000 km2.
Data on surface elevation, ice thickness and bedrock topography are presented in maps. The bedrock-elevation map shows more detail than earlier compilations, with a remarkable graben-like structure north of the Heimefront Range and large areas of bedrock below sea-level.
In the same season, tracks totalling 1600 km were flown over Berkner Island. High electromagnetic reflectivity was found over the southern part of Berkner Island, whereas the northern part showed considerably lower reflectivity. We believe that this is due to melting conditions in the southern part and freezing conditions in the northern part.