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Testing a Kerguelen Plateau hotspot trace hypothesis
Entry ID: ASAC_3043

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Abstract: Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) project 3043.

McDonald Island is the southern end of a line of submerged islands (seamounts) evenly spaced, similar to the Hawaiian chain. Here, the earth's crust is stationary so the hypothesis is that the source of lava is moving.
If zircons are present, they will indicate a continental signal contained in the rocks thus contributing to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -53.03   S: -53.05   E: 72.7   W: 72.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-07-01
Stop Date: 2009-06-30
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Variations to work plan or objectives:
The scope of the project has grown immensely. While conceived as testing a hotspot hypothesis, emphasis has changed to the ... View entire text
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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 2814
Fax: +61 3 6223 2547
Email: P.Quilty at
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
GPO BOX 252-79
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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