Seismic refraction surveys in the McMurdo Sound region
Entry ID: K042_1964_1965_NZ_5

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Summary
Abstract: The suitability of first arrival seismic refraction apparatus for surface structure studies was investigated at sites in the Wright, Taylor and Miers Vallyes and on Brown Peninsula. Results show that the apparatus provides a simple method of measuring the depth of moraine or loess above permafrost or rock and the depth of weathering of exposed rock faces. It was also possible to measure the depth of firn above the brine layer in the Ross Ice Shelf. It was not possible to distinguish between permafrost and ice on a velocity basis and the above method could not therefore be used to detect ice cored moraines. A seismic survey where velocity data was accumulated from a wide variety of materials and areas in the McMurdo Sound region was conducted.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.25   S: -78.25   E: 167.0   W: 161.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1964-01-01
Stop Date: 1965-01-01
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Quality All data relating to this study can be found in the publications.
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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
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Publications/References
Bell, R.A. 1966 Seismic reconnaissance in the McMurdo Sound region, Antarctica. Journal of glaciology 6(44): 209-221

Bell, R.A.I. Heine, A.J. 1965 Seismic refraction measurements on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, Antarctica (letter). Journal of glaciology 5(42): 880-881
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02
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