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A broadband seismic experiment to image the lithosphere beneath the Gamburtsev Mountains, East Antarctica.
Entry ID: ASAC_2919

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Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2919
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Beneath the East Antarctic interior lies a great mountain range, the Gamburtsev Mountains. These sub-glacial giants have not been investigated since the 1950's yet they underlie the core of the first Antarctic ice sheet and hold the key to the stability of this vast region East ... View entire text
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Description: Citation reference for this metadata record and dataset
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.5   S: -81.5   E: 77.0   W: 75.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-30
Stop Date: 2009-03-31
ISO Topic Category
Seismometers Ancillary Description
Quality The values provided in spatial and temporal coverage are approximate only.

We propose a broadband seismic transect across the northern flank of the Gamburtsev Mountains in the heart of East Antarctica. The line of 6 earthquake recorders between the southern Lambert Glacier region and the ice topographic 'high' at Dome Argus ... View entire text
Access Constraints These data are not yet publicly available.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
Phone: +61 3 6226 2477
Email: anya.reading at
Contact Address:
University of Tasmania
City: Sandy Bay
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7005
Country: Australia
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Reading, A.M. and Heintz, M. (2008), Seismic anisotropy of East Antarctica from shear-wave splitting: spatially varying contributions from lithospheric structural fabric and mantle flow?, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 268, 433-443
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-06-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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