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Early geological, glaciology and biological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the Koettlitz Glacier area and Darwin Glacier area by Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions
Entry ID: K042_1957_1963_NZ_1

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Abstract: The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) was mounted to complete the detailed investigations of the extensive ice free area of Victoria Land between the Taylor and Mackay Glaciers, the McMurdo Dry Valleys. The area investigated is bounded to the south by the Ferrar and Taylor Glaciers, the west by the polar plateau, to the east by the Wilson Piedmont Glacier and the ... View entire text
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Description: The rock database PETLAB at GNS Science, New Zealand where rock samples from this expedition are catalogued. Search under Collector for B.C. McKelvey and P.N. Webb rock samples 1959, 1960, A.D. Allen and G.W. Gibson rock samples 1961, 1962, T.R. Haskell 1963. Under collections search for VUWAE 6. For all searches, Country = Antarctica.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 164.0   W: 160.0  
2.   N: -77.5   S: -78.5   E: 165.0   W: 163.0  
3.   N: -79.5   S: -80.5   E: 160.0   W: 155.0  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1957-01-01
Stop Date: 1963-01-01
Quality All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. All existing rock samples are catalogued in the PETLAB database and are either held by GNS Science or the Victoria University of Wellington. Please contact:

Stephen Eager
Collection Technician
School of Geography, Environment and Earth Science
Victoria University of Wellington
Phone: Phone: +64 04 463 6192
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Balham, R.W. 1958 Spring journey. B.P. recorder 54: 9-11
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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