Geology of possible runway sites in the Davis region, Vestfold Hills, East AntarcticaEntry ID: ANARE-98
Abstract: From the abstract of the referenced publication:
Five possible runway sites have been proposed within 4 km of Davis on the northwestern part of Broad Peninsula, Vestfold Hills. Most are on on thin, young sedimentary sequences on low level flat areas, although two are dominantly on Precambrian basement, one of which is at low elevation.
This report reviews the geology of each site as a ... background summary for use by engineers in the event of a decision to build.
Permafrost level in the area is normally within 100+/- 20-30 cm of the surface and appears to vary depending on location and proximity to water masses.
The report uses as much information as can be assembled from earlier dispersed reports and adds detailed grain size data from eight sites cored during the 1993-94 summer.
Stratigraphy of the sediment sections is not well understood and is best documented in the Heidemann Valley. Maximum sediment thickness known is about 4 m. All sediments appear to be younger than one million years and probably are much younger.
Speculation is given about the origin and significance of some of the features of the area.
Available for download:
1 The ANARE Research Notes 98 publication as a pdf.
2 AutoCAD drawing file data digitised in November 1996 from original survey plans of the possible runway sites survey undertaken in February 1984 by the Australian Survey Office.
The original survey plan drawing number is 3276/001 in 9 sheets.
The coordinates system for the drawing file is WGS84 UTM grid Zone 44.
3 Eleven maps of the possible runway sites in Adobe Illustrator (.ai) format.
The maps were produced by AUSLIG (Australian Survey and Land Information Group) using the digitised survey data and are included in the publication.
The maps are also available from the Antarctic Map Catalogue as pdf.
The map catalogue numbers are 13363 to 13373.
See a Related URL for a link to the Antarctic Map Catalogue.
Data Set Citation
Dataset Release Date: 2007-10-30
Start Date: 1993-09-30Stop Date: 1994-03-31
CRYOSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > PERMAFROST
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > BOUNDARIES > BOUNDARY SURVEYS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > BUILDINGS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > COMMUNICATIONS
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > TRANSPORTATION
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT
HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > LAND MANAGEMENT > LAND USE CLASSES
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SNOW/ICE > PERMAFROST
LAND SURFACE > SOILS > PERMAFROST
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > GLACIAL LANDFORMS
SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS > BEDROCK LITHOLOGY
SOLID EARTH > ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS
CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
LAND SURFACE > FROZEN GROUND > PERMAFROST
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Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
The maps in the publication (see pdf download) suggest the data are stored in a UTM zone 44 projection based on a WGS72 horizontal datum.
This record has been created by staff at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, and not the listed personnel, and therefore its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
Access Constraints A PDF copy of the referenced paper, the digitised survey data and the maps created using the digitised survey data are available for download from the URLs given below.
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Phone: +61 3 6226 2814
Fax: +61 3 6223 2547
Email: P.Quilty at utas.edu.au
GEOLOGY DEPARTMENT GPO BOX 252-79 University of Tasmania
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
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Quilty, P.G. and Franklin D. (1997), Geology of possible runway sites in the Davis region, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica., ANARE Research Notes, 98, 57
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DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2014-08-27