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AFI 02/48_01 - Ice-rafted debris on the Antarctic continental margin and dynamics of the Antarctic Ice Sheet - Swath Bathymetry, EM120 and TOPAS data collected from the Weddell Sea and Marguerite Bay, Feb - March 2002
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00290

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Abstract: Ice-rafted (Heinrich) layers in the North Atlantic provide clear evidence that basins of large Quaternary ice sheets have, in the past, exhibited major dynamic instabilities. The presence of large ice sheets on the modern Antarctic continent provides an important opportunity to investigate the deposition of ice-rafted debris in a region where the dynamics of the parent drainage basins are known. ... View entire text
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Description: Cruise report that contains information about the cruise undertaken to collect data for this project
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -68.5   E: -69.0   W: -72.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-02-01
Stop Date: 2002-03-01
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Quality Data quality was excellent and provided a detailed view of sea-floor morphology and shallow acoustic stratigraphy over an area of about 6,000km2
Access Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy
Use Constraints This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy
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Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00290

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Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
Distribution Media: Online FTP
Fees: See Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Data Policy
Phone: +44 (0)1223 221594
Phone: +44 (0) 1223 221312
Fax: +44 (0)1223 362616
Email: aedc at
Contact Address:
Antarctic Environmental Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road
City: Cambridge
Province or State: Cambridgeshire
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
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Dowdeswell, J.A., Ottesen, D., Evans, J., Ó Cofaigh, C. and Anderson, J.B., 2008. Submarine glacial landforms and rates of ice-stream collapse. Geology, v. 36, p. 819-822.

Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., Evans, J. and Larter, R.D., 2008. Geological constraints on Antarctic palaeo-ice stream retreat rates. Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, v. 33, p. 513-525.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-13
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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