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The interactions between a polar glacier tongue (Mackay Glacier Tongue and Blue Glacier), sediment and sea water at the grounding line using an ROV
Entry ID: K042_1991_1992_NZ_1

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Abstract: The Mackay Glacier Tongue and Blue Glacier was explored with a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to determine whether sediment was being shielded by freezing or melting out onto the sea floor in the area of the grounding line. The ROV was equipped with colour and low light black and white video cameras, CTD probes, an electromagnetic current meter, an optical back scatter sensor, still ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.97   S: -76.97   E: 162.5   W: 162.5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 200
  N: -77.75   S: -77.9   E: 164.5   W: 164.5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 200

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-23
Stop Date: 1991-12-02

Start Date: 1991-12-06
Stop Date: 1991-12-07
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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