Analysis of soil profile samples and ice cores from Columnar Valley and Pearce Valley to determine the nature and origin of massive ground ice
Entry ID: K047_2002_2003_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: To investigate the nature and origin of massive ground ice and to establish whether it has the potential to yield palaeoclimatic data, a set of shallow ice cores and samples were collected from Columnar Valley and Pearce Valley for chemical analysis and cosmogenic isotope dating. In addition to the ice core, pit soil profiles were obtained by sampling the pit walls and the surface material on ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.97   S: -77.97   E: 161.95   W: 161.95
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
  N: -77.72   S: -77.72   E: 161.53   W: 161.53
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-11-16
Stop Date: 2002-12-09
ISO Topic Category
Quality The project was completed for a BSc thesis. The data is in the thesis available from Victoria University of Wellington. Any remaining samples are stored at the university and are available for use.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 4 463 6199
Fax: +64 4 463 5186
Email: Warren.Dickinson at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Geography
Environment and Earth Science
Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Wilson, N., 2003, The movement and origin of the sand dunes in the Victoria Valley, Antarctica, Victoria University of Wellington, BSc Honours, 64 p.

Atkins, C.B. Dickinson , W.W, 2007 Landscape modification by meltwater channels at margins of cold-based glaciers; Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Boreas 36(1): 47-55 doi: 10.1080/03009480600827306
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-03
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