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1. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K020_2008_2013_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


2. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K020_2008_2012_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


3. Survey of invertebrates, lichen, mosses and soil microbiology in the Shackleton, Scott and Beardmore Glacier regions. [K020_2009_2010_NZ_1]
A survey of biodiversity in the Central and Southern Transantarctic mountains including: Invertebrates (Collembola, Acari, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Rotifera); Lichens, Mosses, and Soil microbiology. ...


4. Aerial photographs and ground counts for assessing breeding success of Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) rookeries on Ross Island [K122_2004_2005_NZ_4]
In conjunction with aerial photographs of the colonies ground truth counts were made since the 1983-1984 season at the Ross Island colonies. The number of occupied nests, nests with eggs, nests with ...


5. Examination of the Buckeye Tillite formation, the trace fossils within the Devonian Horlick formation and the Permian Coal Measure in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1983_1984_NZ_1]
A second season of field work was undertaken in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains as a three fold geological study to complete the stratigraphy of the area. This included an analysis of the ...


6. Sedimentological and palaentological examination of the Devonian Horlick formation in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1979_1980_NZ_1]
15 sections of the Horlick formation were measured in detail along the Ohio escarpment from Discovery Ridge to Lackey Ridge. The Ohio Range contains the only well exposed record of unequivocally marine ...


7. Geological surveys, seismology, chemistry, geology and lava sampling at the Mt Erebus summit crater to investigate the behaviour of the volcano [K044_1972_1982_NZ_1]
An international study of the volcanic activity and geological processes taking place on Mt Erebus were investigated over 10 seasons. The broad program involved several investigations. ...


8. Cumulative impacts and rates of recovery of the Antarctic soil environment at Scott Base and vicinity, Crater Hill, Observation Hill and Capes Evans and Royds [K026_2008_2009_NZ_1]
Soil profile descriptions from the a number of disturbed and undisturbed sites in the vicinity of Scott Base and McMurdo Station, including Crater Hill, Observation Hill, and Home Beach at Cape Evans ...


9. Examination of permafrost properties from soil samples and core samples from a range of disturbed soil surfaces sites at Marble Point and Scott Base/McMurdo Station [K150_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The properties of the permafrost immediately beneath the soil was investigated in a range of surfaces disturbed by earlier construction activities such as compacted fill, cut, embankment, retreated ...


10. Field mapping data and petrological collections for petrography, geochronology and geochemistry, of rocks from Mt Morning, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica [K062_2004_2006_NZ_1]
Mt Morning is the most southerly of a series of central type volcanoes that make up the McMurdo Volcanic Group of south Victoria Land. It is characterised by a trachyte - basanite - phonolite assemblage. ...


11. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K020_2008_2009_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


12. Soil studies of the Ross Sea Region 1959-2009 [K150_1959_2009_NZ_1]
Antarctic soils have been investigated in the Ross Sea Region for 50 years. The cumulative studies have resulted in a large literature base of knowledge on various subjects on the soils from various ...


13. Using diamict and glacio-tectonised samples to determine previous glacial overriding in the Allan Hills nunatak [K042_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The character and form of previous glacial overriding in the Allan Hills nunatak was determined by describing and quantifying the glacio-tectonised bedrock from Sirius related glaciations. The Sirius ...


14. Geological investigations and collection of fossil specimens from the Sledgers Glacier-Mariner Glacier region to determine the geological history and environment of deposition of the region [K003_1974_1982_NZ_1]
The eastern part of the Bower Group in the Mariner Glacier area and the central western part of the Bowers Group in the Black Glacier-Sledger Glacier area were visited and examined to search for fossils ...


15. Provenance analysis of Cambrian conglomerates, Northern Victoria Land [K051_2000_2003_NZ_1]
The Cambrian volcanic arc of North Victoria Land and the Cambrian arc of NW Nelson (NZ) are strikingly similar. They are of island arc character but both now lie within continental crust. In NVL ...


16. A mineralisation survey in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region to determine the geochemical prospecting of the region [K042_1964_1965_NZ_2]
A mineralisation survey was conducted in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region because previous work in these areas mapped Precambrian basement rocks similar to those found in mineralised ...


17. Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) and McCormick skua (Catharacta mccormicki) census of the Cape Bird colony 1974 - 1978 [K014_1974_1975_NZ_4]
A population census of the three Adelie penguin colonies in the area of Cape Bird was carried out over several seasons since 1965, between November and December each year. These counts were conducted ...


18. Early geological, glaciology and biological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the Koettlitz Glacier area and Darwin Glacier area by Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions [K042_1957_1963_NZ_1]
The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) was mounted to complete the detailed investigations of the extensive ice free area of Victoria Land between the Taylor and Mackay ...


19. Field and petrographic descriptions of the outcrops of the McMurdo Volcanic Group in the Royal Society Ranges, northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier [K002_1977_1978_NZ_2]
Detailed field and petrographic observations of the outcrops of McMurdo Volcanics Group in the Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range from Foster Crater in the south to Marshall Valley in the ...


20. Investigation of the weathering processes and quaternary geology in the Wright Valley and the elevated beach ridges of Marble Point and investigation of the dykes at the Nussbaum Riegel [K042_1966_1967_NZ_1]
The weathering processes and quaternary geology was investigated in the Wright Valley, mostly near Lake Vanda but as far east as the Meserve Glacier, the Taylor Valley and at Marble Point. Igneous ...


21. Investigations of the glacial and periglacial geology of the Miers and Taylor Valley [K042_1964_1965_NZ_3]
The glacial and periglacial geology of the Miers and Taylor Valley was investigated. Special interests of the Miers and Taylor Valleys lie in their ice covered lakes and in the prolematic benches ...


22. Investigations of the moraines and raised marine deposits and fossils at Black Island and Brown Peninsula, McMurdo Sound [K042_1964_1965_NZ_1]
In the 1963-64 field season, a helicopter reconnaissance was conducted at White Island, Black Island and Brown Peninsula. The reconnaissance showed that there was scope for a comprehensive survey ...


23. Comparative studies of pebble and sediments from known sedimentary environments (Taylor Glacier, Table Mountain and Crary Ice Rise) with those found in a DVDP core [K042_1974_1975_NZ_1]
Examination of the cores from the Dry Valley Drilling Project consisted of, among other studies, grain size, pebble and magnetic investigations. Pebble and sediment sampling from known sedimentary ...


24. Detailed description, mapping and sampling (for sedimentology, paleontology and chronology studies) of Cenozoic bedded polymicton-type sediments within the Taylor Valley [K042_1974_1975_NZ_3]
Cenozoic bedded polymicton-type sediments within the Taylor Valley were mapped. These polymicton-type sediments are of glacial origin deposited into a body of water and therefore exhibit sorting and ...


25. Determination of a polar wander path for Beacon Supergroup at Mount Bastion, West Beacon and Table Mountain [K042_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The Beacon Supergroup in the McMurdo Sound region is a flat lying continental sequence about 2000m thick and ranging in age from Early Devonian to Late Triassic (400 to 180 my BP). A polar wander ...


26. Determination of deposition, sediment transport direction and age of New Mountain Sandstone (Beacon Supergroup) at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valleys region [K042_1974_1975_NZ_4]
The New Mountain Sandstone, the lowest formation of the Beacon Supergroup was studied in detail at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valley's region to determine its environment ...


27. Evaluation of a portable drill for obtaining orientated paleomagnetic samples and detailed mapping and sampling of McMurdo volcanics for petrographic examination and detailed geochemistry studies [K042_1971_1972_NZ_1]
An evaluation of the use a portable drill for obtaining oriented paleomagnetic samples was undertaken on Ross Island. In all, 19 sites were sampled using the drill at Cape Crozier, Cape Bird, Cape ...


28. Examination of recent marine deposits and local geology at Cape Barne, Cape Bird and Cape Crozier, Ross Island, Antarctica [K042_1969_1970_NZ_1]
Recent marine deposits were discovered at Cape Barne, Ross Island. A number of well preserved shell layers exposed beside the frozen lakes being Cape Barne, at 30m asl were investigated. Upon examination ...


29. Examination of the Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges [K042_1968_1969_NZ_1]
The Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges was investigated in two phases. The first phase involved visits to ranges and nunataks around the Skelton Neve ...


30. Examination of the Cenozoic glaciomarine deposits, moraines and benches of Black Island and Brown Peninsula [K042_1975_1976_NZ_1]
Correlation of Cenozoic glaciomarine deposits, moraines and benches of Black Island and Brown Peninsula was conducted. Flat coastal areas at the north-western end of Black Island were found to consist ...


31. Examination of the distribution of salts in ice free areas of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and Ross Island [K042_1972_1973_NZ_1]
The distribution of salts in the ice free areas of south Victoria Land were plotted and the physical and chemical forms of salts accumulating in these areas was established to determine the origin ...


32. Geological examination and sampling of Devonian Aztec Siltstone, the fish bearing red bed sequence and Permian coal measures for pollen and coal rank studies [K042_1973_1974_NZ_1]
Sections of Aztec siltstone at Mt Metschel, in the Alligator Peak area, Shapeless Mountain, Mount Fleming, the Lashly Mountains and Aztec Mountain were examined and sampled on a very detailed scale ...


33. Geological examination, mapping and sampling of the Mawson Volcano breccias at Shapeless Mountain and Allan Hills [K042_1972_1973_NZ_2]
A detailed study and sampling programme of the Mawson volcano breccia was carried out at Shapeless Mountain and on neighbouring Mistake Peak. Paleomagnetic measurements were used to determine the ...


34. Geological examination, stratigraphic sections, mapping and sample collection of Beacon and Ferrar rocks and fossils in the area between the Skelton Neve and the Mackay Glacier [K042_1971_1972_NZ_3]
Beacon and Ferrar rocks were studied just west of the Dry Valleys, between the Skelton Neve and the Mackay Glacier area. Detailed stratigraphic sections were measured with staff and level at Mistake ...


35. Geological investigation and mapping of the Wellar Coal Measures to determine the depositional environment [K042_1979_1980_NZ_1]
In the 1978-79 field season, the Beacon Supergroup and the intruding Ferrar Dolerite were mapped at Mt Fleming and Horseshoe Mountain including three laterally related sections of the Wellar Coal ...


36. Geological investigation into the mode of origin of the Wright and Taylor Valleys [K042_1969_1970_NZ_2]
The Labyrinth area in the Wright Valley is an unusual area of very steep gullies with flat treads between, which form a box canyon type topography. The mode of origin of the area is a controversial ...


37. Geological investigations in the Fry Glacier region [K042_1976_1977_NZ_4]
Geological reconnaissance was conducted in the Fry Glacier region to study in some detail the glacial geology of the Dry Valley areas and exposures of the Beacon Supergroup there. Geological mapping ...


38. Geological investigations of the Cambrian and Beacon sediments in the Bryd Glacier/Darwin Glacier region [K042_1978_1979_NZ_2]
Cambrian and Beacon sediments in the Byrd Glacier region of the Darwin Mountains were investigated. The sites visited included Mt Rainbow, Kiwi Pass, Mt Egerton, Mt Durnford, Mt Field, Mt Tuatara, ...


39. Geological investigations of the basement rocks in the Evans Neve area, North Victoria Land [K042_1971_1972_NZ_2]
The basement rocks in a small area on the eastern edge of the Evans Neve, north Victoria Land were studied. The areas visited and examined included Mt Overlord, Mt Goby and the Retreat Hills, The ...


40. Geological mapping and examination of the Beacon SuperGroup in Victoria Land: Beacon Heights, Skelton Neve, Portal Mountain and Horseshoe Mountains, Allan Hills, Darwin Mountains and Victoria Valley area [K042_1970_1971_NZ_1]
The stratigraphy of the Beacon Super Group in the Beacon Heights was previously described. This study was continued this season, extending the stratigraphy northward to the Mackay Glacier and southward ...


41. Geological mapping and examination of the Feather Conglomerate and the Lashly Formation at Horseshoe Mountain and Shapeless Mountain [K042_1979_1980_NZ_2]
Five days were spent geological mapping and sampling at Horseshoe Mountain. The strata cropping out are the Feather Conglomerate (Late Permian - early Triassic) and the Lashly Formation (Mid-Late ...


42. Geological mapping and investigations of the Permian Maya Erosion Surface, Metschel Tillite, Pre-Pleistocene tills and Wellar Coal Measures in the Upper Taylor Glacier area and Coombs Hills [K042_1977_1978_NZ_2]
Geological investigation in the upper Taylor Glacier was conducted and had three objectives; 1) To locate and examine at Kennar Valley, Finger Mountain and Mount Feather, within the Quartermain Mountains ...


43. Investigation of soil salts and glacial features at sites in the Taylor Valley, Mount Discovery and Mount Morning [K042_1976_1977_NZ_2]
A study was conducted to make soil and surface measurements (temperature profiles, frozen ground level depths, surface colour, etc) on dark surfaces at chosen localities, to examine and sample the ...


44. 1:25,000 geological mapping of the St Johns Range from the central Wright Valley to the Mackay Glacier and from the Miller Glacier to west of Victoria Valley [K112_1990_1991_NZ_1]
The DSIRGEO mapping programme in the 1990/91 season was designed to link the area covered in 1989/90 (Convoy Range) with that covered in 1988/89 (Thundergut Sheet). The eventual aim of the programme ...


45. Examination and sampling of igneous dykes in the Dry Valleys [K003_1972_1974_NZ_1]
Igneous dykes in the igneous and metamorphic basement rocks at Lake Vanda and several other localities in the Dry Valleys area was studied. The dykes of porphyry and older so called lamprophyre in ...


46. Geochemistry, petrology and structure of Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz glacier area [K002_1970_1974_NZ_1]
Geological investigations and mapping was conducted in the Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz Glacier area over two field seasons. Detailed geological mapping was conducted at a 1:50,000 scale. Sufficient samples ...


47. Geological and survey operations between the Nimrod and Beardmore Glaciers 1959-1960 [K002_1959_1960_NZ_1]
As part of the TransAntarctic Expedition, the Victoria Land mountain chain extending from Cape Adare to the Horlick Mountains was surveyed during the 1957-1959 field seasons. Two large unmapped areas ...


48. Geological investigations (locations, descriptions, chemical and petrographic analysis) of the coal seams in the Upper Wright Valley [K112_1982_1983_NZ_1]
The presence of coal seams in the Permian strata and to a lesser extent in the Mesozoic sequences in the vicinity of the Upper Wright Valley, South Victoria Land were investigated. Detailed geological ...


49. Geological investigations of geological markers and UTh-He apatite analysis of collected samples to determine the nature, amount and timing of vertical and horizontal deformation along the Transantarctic Mountains [K101_2002_2003_NZ_1]
Geological investigations were conducted to better constrain the nature, amount and timing of vertical and horizontal deformation along the Transantarctic Mountains. Geological markers, both horizontal ...


50. Geological investigations of the Robertson Bay Group in the Cape Hallett/Cape Christie area [K003_1967_1968_NZ_1]
Geological investigations were conducted in the Cape Hallett/Cape Christie area to examine rocks and structures of the Robertson Bay Group and to make comparisons with New Zealand rocks, South East ...


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