Geology and palaeontology of the James Ross Basin. Project No. 4 2002-2004
Entry ID: CDA_AR_GEOL_PALEONTOLOGY_JRB

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Summary
Abstract: This multidisciplinary project is included in the geological research performed
during the last years on the James Ross Basin, Antarctica, by the IAA-DNA.
According to this a 3 year working plan have been elaborated with a starting
field trip during 2001.

The project consist on the search, extraction and study of vertebrates fossils,
in particular dinosaurs, and the study of the associated fauna and flora,
additionally Cretacic and Tertiary rock samples will be collected for
paleomagnetic studies and fossiliferous Cainozoic rock for palaeoenvironmental
studies. Lake sedimentary cores will be obtained for palaeoclimatic studies of
the area as well as for palaeosecular variation of the earth magnetic field.
Environmental magnetism studies on actual soils will be performed to
characterise places affected by antropogenic pollution and those unaffected.

The systematic sampling of the outcropping rock of the James Ross Basin will
increase the knowledge of its density and magnetic features in order to help
the optimisation of the modelling of the aerogeofisical data (gravity and
magnetism) obtained by Aeromag Ross project during 1998.

The "Geology and Palaeontology of the James Ross Basin" project will bring
geological, environmental and climatic information to increase the knowledge of
an important region of Antarctic Peninsula.

Duration: 2002-2004

Geographic Coverage
 N: -63.867 S: -63.867  E: -57.767  W: -57.767

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Lirio, Juan Manuel
Dataset Title: Geology and palaeontology of the James Ross Basin. Project No 4 2002-2004


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-12-20
Stop Date: 2004-12-30


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Chrono Unit:

Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > JAMES ROSS ISLAND
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ISLA JAMES ROSS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >MACROFOSSILS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >PALEOMAGNETIC DATA    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >GEOMAGNETISM >PALEOMAGNETISM    [Definition]
SOLID EARTH >ROCKS/MINERALS/CRYSTALS >AGE DETERMINATIONS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MACROFAUNA    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
BIOTA
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
OCEANS


Platform
GROUND STATIONS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]


Project
JRB-GEOLOGY-PALAEONTOLOGY >Geology and Paleontology of the James Ross Basin. IAA Project No 4 2002-2004    [Information]


Keywords
vertebrates fossils
dinosaur fossils
Cretacic rock samples
Tertiary rock samples
lake sediment cores
paleontology
geology
James Ross Basin


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
CDA/AR


Data Center
Centro de Datos Antarticos, Argentina    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.dna.gov.ar/
Dataset ID: CDA_AR_GEOLOGY_ PALAEONTOLOGY_JRB

Data Center Personnel
Name: CELIA ELBA IZQUIERDO
Phone: 54-11-4812-2086
Fax: 54-11-4812-2086
Email: celeiz_antar at hotmail.com
Email: celeiz at dna.gov.ar
Email: cda at dna.gov.ar
Contact Address:
Centro de Datos Antarticos
Direccion Nacional del Antartico
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Cerrito 1248
City: Capital Federal
Postal Code: C1010AAZ
Country: ARGENTINA


Personnel
JUAN MANUEL LIRIO
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Phone: 54 11 4815 4054
Fax: 54 11 4812 1689
Email: liriojm at dna.gov.ar
Contact Address:
Departamento Ciencias de la Terra
Direccion Nacional del Antartico
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Cerrito 1248
City: Capital Federal
Postal Code: C1010AAZ
Country: Argentina


CELIA ELBA IZQUIERDO
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: 54-11-4812-2086
Fax: 54-11-4812-2086
Email: celeiz_antar at hotmail.com
Email: celeiz at dna.gov.ar
Email: cda at dna.gov.ar
Contact Address:
Centro de Datos Antarticos
Direccion Nacional del Antartico
Instituto Antartico Argentino
Cerrito 1248
City: Capital Federal
Postal Code: C1010AAZ
Country: ARGENTINA



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-04-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-06-16
Future DIF Review Date: 2005-05-30

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