Quaternary, Geomorphological and Botanical Studies in the Northern Prince Charles MountainsEntry ID: ASAC_290
Abstract: The aim was to study the glacial history, geomorphology and plant distribution in the Prince Charles Mountains, particularly in the ice-free region around Beaver and Radok Lakes (Amery Oasis). More detailed aims included:
* Measure the underwater shape of Pagodroma Gorge where it is an estuary of tidal Beaver Lake, and relate the estuary to Beaver Lake itself.
* Search along the walls of ... Pagodroma Gorge and elsewhere for evidence about the age and mode of formation of the gorge and its environs.
* Determine the relation between Glossopteris Gully, Radok Lake, and Pagodroma Gorge.
* Was the Radok Lake basin (over 300 m below sea level) dug by Battye Glacier or by ice from other sources?
* What are the geomorphologica1 characteristics and history of the relatively till free eroded area of Permian rocks to the east of Radok Lake?
* Are there raised shorelines and/or fossiliferous deposits in the area?
* What is the distribution and composition of the various tills and moraines in the broad area of the northern Prince Charles Mountains?
* At sites visited, make collections of moss and lichen in this botanically unknown area.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Adamson, D.
Dataset Title: Quaternary, Geomorphological and Botanical Studies in the Northern Prince Charles Mountains
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-11-28
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data CentreOnline Resource: https://data.aad.gov.au/aadc/metadata/metadata_redirect.cfm?md=/AMD...
Start Date: 1988-11-30Stop Date: 1989-01-15
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Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: dave.connell at aad.gov.au
Australian Antarctic Division 203 Channel Highway
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-11-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18