Geochemistry investigations of landforms in the Ross Sea Region to determine past glacial history and landform processes
Entry ID: K009_1969_1970_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The geochemistry of Ross Island (Cape Barne and Cape Crozier), the Taylor and Wright Valleys, Lake Vida in Victoria Valley and Marble Point was studied (weathering and land formation) to determine the past glacial history of the Ross Sea Region. The salts of the sea ice, soils and regolith was sampled and analysed and the effect of salt weathering on landforms was investigated at each site. Particular attention was paid to the evolution of rectilinear slopes, tor formation and the development of the Labyrinth in the Wright Valley. The nature and origin of the labyrinth was further investigated in a follow up study in response to the proposed theories for formation developed from this investigation and new hypotheses were put forward.

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Parent DIF
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K009_1969_1990_NZ_1


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.25 S: -78.0  E: 170.0  W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-11-15
Stop Date: 1970-01-12


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA VALLEY
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MARBLE POINT
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TAYLOR VALLEY
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >COASTAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >AEOLIAN LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES >GLACIAL LANDFORMS    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
Please check the publications or contact the investigator for more information.


Keywords
Hand Sampling


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
CHRIS HENDY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: c.hendy at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand


MICHAEL SELBY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: retired


ALEX T WILSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: retired


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Johnston, J.H. 1974. New methods in Mossbauer and X-ray crystallography. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Johnston, J.H. 1973. Salt weathering processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of South Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 16: 221-224.

Selby, M.J. Wilson, A.T. A possible Tertiary age for some Antarctic cirques. Nature 229(5287): 623-624, 1971.

Selby, M.J. A method of gully erosion, Taylor Dry Valley, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 14(3): 484-485, 1971.

Selby, M.J. Wilson, A.T. The origin of the Labyrinth, Wright Valley, Antarctica. Geological Society of America bulletin 82: 471-476, 1971.

Selby, M.J. Salt weathering of landforms and an Antarctic example. New Zealand Geographical Society conference series 6: 30-35, 1971.

Selby, M.J. Slopes and their development in an ice-free, arid area of Antarctica. Geografiska annaler 53A(3/4): 235-245, 1971.

Selby, M.J. Some solifluction surfaces and terraces in the ice-free valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 14(3): 469-476, 1971.

Selby, M.J. Antarctic tors. Zeitschrift für geomorphologie 13(supplement): 73-86, 1972.

Selby, M.J. Antarctica: the key to the ice age. New Zealand geographer 29(2): 134-150, 1973.

Wilson, A.T. University of Waikato First Antarctic Expedition. Antarctic 5(7): 302, 1969.

Selby, M.J. The termini and moraines of glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. New Zealand Geographical Society conference series 7: 247-257, 1973.

Wilson, A.T. Hendy, C.H. Past wind strength from isotope studies. Nature 234(5328): 344-345, 1971.

Selby, M.J. 1974. Slope evolution in an Antarctic oasis. New Zealand Geographer 30(1): 18-34.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-18

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