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Phytoplankton Distribution in Surface Samples and Cores from Prydz Bay and Long Fjord and its Relationship to Sea Level and Climatic Change
Entry ID: ASAC_492

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 492 See the link below for public details on this project.

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Diatom assemblages in two Holocene sediment cores (GC1 and GC2) from the Mac. Robertson Shelf, East Antarctica, are compared with modern sedimentary diatom assemblages from the same area. Open marine deposition commenced in ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.8   S: -68.6   E: 76.8   W: 63.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-09-30
Stop Date: 1995-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 21320 YBP
Paleo Stop Date: 11650 YBP
Chrono Unit:
ISO Topic Category
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided 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
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 32 MB
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6266 2980
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Andrew.McMinn at
Contact Address:
Institute of Antarctic and Southern Ocean Studies
University of Tasmania
Private Bag 77
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Taylor and McMinn 2001, Evidence from diatoms for Holocene climate fluctuation along the East Antarctic margin. Holocene 11(4) 455-466.

Taylor, F., and McMinn, A. 2002. Late Quaternary ? Holocene diatom assemblages from Prydz Bay, East Antarctica. Quaternary Research 57, 151-161.

Taylor, F., McMinn, A. and Franklin, D. 1997. Distribution of diatoms in surface sediments of Prydz Bay, Antarctica. Marine Micropaleontology, 32, 209-229.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-31
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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