[Parameters: Topic='SOLID EARTH', Term='ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS', Variable_Level_1='SEDIMENTS']
Sorsdal Formation (Sediments) GIS data, Marine Plain, Vestfold HillsEntry ID: vestfold_sediments_gis
Abstract: This dataset consists of two polygons representing areas of sediment known as the Sorsdal Formation in Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica.
These are part of the Antarctic Specially Protected Area No.143.
Start Date: 2000-01-01Stop Date: 2000-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality The features were digitised from Figure 2 in the paper referenced below. The resulting data were georeferenced and clipped/extended to match the existing Vestfold Hills coastline data.
The data are shown in Map D of the Marine Plain Management Plan. Refer to a link below.
The data has been formatted according to the SCAR Feature Catalogue. Refer to a link below.
The dates given in temporal coverage are approximate only. Only the years are correct. Dates more accurate than year are not known.
Usually mapped using a Universal Transverse Mercator projection, Zone 44
Access Constraints The data is available for download from a Related URL.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License
Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference at the provided URL when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.26 MB
Distribution Format: shapefiles
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3577
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: gis at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
P.G.Quilty, J.M.Lirio and D.Jillett, Stratigraphy of the Pliocene Sorsdal Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica; Antarctic Science 12 (2): 205-216 (2000)
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-09-12