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Observations on the development of shore lines on Lake Vanda
Entry ID: K009_1972_1973_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: A number of observations on the development of the shore line around Lake Vanda was recorded. Two previous seasons found the lake level to have risen considerably but the 72/73 season the lake level was stable. This meant that fresh valley walls were exposed to a stable water level and a shore line developed. This took place within a space of about 10 days of the lake edge beginning to thaw and resulted in the slumping of valley wall material into the lake as it became wet, eventually forming a near horizontal platform at water level, which was up to 3m wide with vertical risers up to 1m. This would indicate that the upper lake levels could have been formed very rapidly and the high stand of the lake need not have been long lasting.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 161.67   W: 161.67

Parent DIF
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K009_1969_1990_NZ_1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-12-02
Stop Date: 1973-01-19
ISO Topic Category
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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