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Nature and Evolution of the Upper Mantle beneath Heard Island
Entry ID: ASAC_1243

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Abstract: This project is using ultramafic xenoliths - samples of the mantle beneath Heard Island to study the formation and evolution of the Kerguelen-Heard Plateau. Such plateaus are thought to represent an important stage in the formation of continents over the earths history. Additionally, new evidence suggests the Kerguelen Plateau may contain ancient continental fragments, which are possible remnants ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.97   S: -53.19   E: 73.72   W: 73.3

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: O'Reilly, S.
Dataset Title: Nature and Evolution of the Upper Mantle beneath Heard Island
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2002-11-15
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-10-22
Stop Date: 2000-11-29
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Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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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
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2 kb
Distribution Format: .csv
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 9850 8953
Fax: +61 2 9850 6904
Email: soreilly at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
GEMOC-School of Earth and Planet
City: North Ryde
Province or State: NSW
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18

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