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Sediment cores from Lakes Fryxell, Lake Bonney and Lake Joyce, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Entry ID: K022_2002_2003_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Cores were taken from lakes in the McMurdo Oasis to identify and date periods of low lake level to add to the existing record of periods of high lake level, with the intention of comparing the isotopic and geochemical record of millenial scale climate change obtained from analysis of the Taylor Dome ice core. Four basins in the Taylor Valley were cored: Lake Fryxell, East Lobe Lake Bonney, West Lobe Lake Bonney (15 cores in total), and Lake Joyce (1 core). In addition, old lacustrine beds were mapped and lacustrine carbonate samples from Nausbaum Reigel, Sollas Platform and Pearce Valley were collected for U/He dating.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.5   S: -77.75   E: 164.0   W: 161.0

Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
K009_1969_1990_NZ_1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2003-01-02
Stop Date: 2003-01-30
Quality Please refer to the publications or contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: c.hendy at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Milicich, S. 2005. Origin of Palaeo Proglacial Lake sediments in Taylor Valley, Antarctica. MSc thesis, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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