Central Scotia Seafloor and the Drake Passage Deep Ocean Current Gateway
Entry ID: NSF-ANT06-36850

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Summary
Abstract: This project studies the opening of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica through a combined marine geophysical survey and geochemical study of dredged ocean floor basalts. Dating the passage's opening is key to understanding the formation of the circum-Antarctic current, which plays a major role in worldwide ocean circulation, and whose formation is connected with growth of the ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0636850
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.0   S: -62.0   E: -35.0   W: -70.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-07-15
Stop Date: 2009-06-30
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Data Coordination Center, United States Antarctic Program Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.usap-data.org/
Dataset ID: NSF-ANT06-36850

Data Center Personnel
Name: ROBERT A. ARKO
Email: info at usap-data.org
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: ian at ig.utexas.edu
Contact Address:
University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: US
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20
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