Sedimentary rocks of Larsen basin
Entry ID: dlb_LarsenBasin

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Summary
Abstract: This dataset consists of: (1) a suite of sedimentary rocks (primarily sandstones, with subordinate mudstones, conglomerates, glauconites and volcanic ashes) collected from Cretaceous through Paleogene strata of the Larsen basin, Antarctic Peninsula, and (2) geochronology and geochemistry data from some of the aforementioned samples.

Workers interested in using these samples or data derived from them are encouraged to contact David Barbeau at the Tectonics & Sedimentation Laboratory of the University of South Carolina.

Many of the samples & unpublished data in this dataset are being used for a subsequent NSF-funded project, thus access to and use of the samples may be limited through 2014.

Purpose: These samples and resulting data were collected to assess the provenance of sediment delivered to the Larsen basin during the lead-up to the purported glaciation of Antarctica in the late Eocene and earliest Oligocene, primarily to understand the history of opening of Drake Passage between the Antarctic Peninsula and southernmost South America. Some samples and data were collected to improve the age constraints on the sampled strata.
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Description: NSF Award 0732995
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.75   S: -64.5   E: -56.5   W: -58.25

ISO Topic Category
Quality The quality of geochronology and geochemistry data is variable depending largely upon sample quality, but is generally within the standards required for publication in scientific journals in the first decade of the 21st century.
Access Constraints Access to and use of samples is dependent upon the state of ongoing projects at the University of South Carolina. Contact PI (David Barbeau) for any sample usage requests.

Use of acquired and published geochronology and geochemistry data is unconstrained.

Access to and use of unpublished geochronology and geochemistry data is dependent upon the state of ongoing projects at the University of South Carolina. Contact PI (David Barbeau) with any requests or inquiries about existing unpublished data.
Use Constraints Use of acquired and published geochronology and geochemistry data is unconstrained, pending acknowledgement of the Tectonics & Sedimentation Laboratory at the University of South Carolina and citation of peer-reviewed publications in which the data was originally published.

Access to and use of unpublished geochronology and geochemistry data is dependent upon the state of ongoing projects at the University of South Carolina. Contact PI (David Barbeau) with any requests or inquiries about existing unpublished data.
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Data Center
Tectonics and Structural Geology, Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, University of South Carolina Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: www.geol.sc.edu/barbeau
Dataset ID: dlbLarsenBasin

Data Center Personnel
Name: DAVID LONGFELLOW BARBEAU, JR
Phone: +1.803.777.5162
Fax: +1.803.777.6610
Email: dbarbeau at geol.sc.edu
Contact Address:
University of South Carolina Dept of Earth & Ocean Sciences
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: email/download
Distribution Size: variable
Distribution Format: .xls/.xlsx/.txt
Fees: variable
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +1.803.777.5162
Fax: +1.803.777.6610
Email: dbarbeau at geol.sc.edu
Contact Address:
University of South Carolina Dept of Earth & Ocean Sciences
City: Columbia
Province or State: SC
Postal Code: 29208
Country: USA
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-01-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-01-24
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