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Soil pit description and analysis (thin sections, cation and anion chemistry of soluble salts) from Beacon, Arena and Pearce Valley to determine the origin of ground ice at high elevations in the Dry Valleys
Entry ID: K047_2001_2002_NZ_1

Abstract: The origin of ground ice at high elevations (>1000m) throughout the Dry Valleys of Antarctica was investigated as the origin is unclear because there is no obvious comtemporary source of water. A model to explain the occurrence of ground ice in glacial sediments and bedrock was developed from previous work at Table Mountain. The model is based on mineralogical, chemical and isotopic analyses of ... View entire text
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1.   N: -77.82   S: -77.82   E: 160.65   W: 160.65  
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 1800
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2
2.   N: -77.83   S: -77.83   E: 160.98   W: 160.98  
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 1800
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2
3.   N: -77.72   S: -77.72   E: 161.53   W: 161.53  
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 1800
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2

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Start Date: 2001-11-15
Stop Date: 2001-12-05
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Country: New Zealand
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Email: Warren.Dickinson at vuw.ac.nz
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Dickinson, W.W. Rosen, M.R. Antarctica permafrost: an analogue for water and diagenetic minerals on Mars. Geology 31(3): 199-202, 2003.
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