Landscape Evolution in Transantarctic Mountains
Entry ID: TAM_Geomorph

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Summary
Abstract: The main objective in geomorphology is to understand how the landscapes evolve over time. This sets the limits and constraints to much of other geological research and is central in deciphering the preserved landforms attesting of past environments. Over the years the geomorphologists have gained a good understanding of the rates of landscape evolution in most of the terrestrial environments. ... View entire text

Purpose: Little is known currently of the rates of the landscape evolution in the coldest and driest deserts on Earth. This proposed project is challenging the generally accepted assumption of little or no degradation over periods of millions of years and potentially transforming the existing understanding of the rates of geomorphic processes in the southern TAM. These results will also fill the gap in the fundamental understanding of the evolution of the Earth’s surface and directly aid for example in evaluating the imagery of Martian geomorphology (NASA HiRise and Phoenix lander imagery).
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -86.03   S: -86.24   E: -159.59   W: -156.05
  N: -83.18   S: -83.3   E: 157.31   W: 158.01

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University of North Dakota

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAAKKO K. PUTKONEN
Phone: 206-543-0689
Fax: 206-543-3836
Email: putkonen at u.washington.edu
Contact Address:
Box 531310
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 206-543-0689
Fax: 206-543-3836
Email: putkonen at u.washington.edu
Contact Address:
Box 531310
City: Seattle
Province or State: WA
Postal Code: 98195
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-02-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-03-10
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