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Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay
Entry ID: K042_1974_1975_NZ_2


Summary
Abstract: As part of the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, the area of the McMurdo Sound drill hole was surveyed with a seismic survey profile and extended to cover the whole of the McMurdo Sound region to determine the stratigraphy of the drill core to be extended laterally. The main objective was to collect further information on the structure and thickness of sediment in McMurdo Sound. 1000km of seismic profile track was completed in the Terra Nova Bay region as far south as Beaufort Island and a further 1000km of seismic profile records were obtained from McMurdo Sound. The results were to be used to determined the best sites for the Dry Valley Drilling Project to drill, as well as providing a means of tracing stratigraphic horizons away from the drill sites using the seismic reflection profiles. In addition, it should be possible to interpret the geological history and climate of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica for the past 100 million years.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -76.5 S: -78.0  E: 167.0  W: 163.0
 N: -74.5 S: -75.5  E: 165.5  W: 163.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1975-01-13
Stop Date: 1975-02-06


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO SOUND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TERRA NOVA BAY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >EARTHQUAKES >SEISMIC PROFILE    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >TECTONICS >PLATE TECTONICS >STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILERS    [Information]


Quality
All data relating to this study can be found in the publications.


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
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
Christoffel, D.A. 1978 Interpretation of seismic profiling surveys in McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, 1975. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 8(supplement): 1

Northey, D.J. Brown, C. Christoffel, D.A. Wong, H.K. Barrett, P.J. 1975 A continuous seismic profiling survey in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, 1975. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 5: 167-179

Wong, H.K. Christoffel, D.A. 1981 A reconnaissance seismic survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea. Dry Valley Drilling Project. McGinnis, L.D.(ed.), Washington American Geophysical Union 875901778 Antarctic research series 33

Davey, F.J. Christoffel, D.A. 1984 The correlation of MSSTS-1 drillhole results with seismic reflection data from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27(4): 405-412

Sissons, B.A. Northey, D.J. 1974 Preliminary seismic profiling survey in McMurdo Sound. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 3: 234-239

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18



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