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Rock samples for fission track dating from several locations along the Victoria Land coast, used to obtain rates of uplift and vertical movement of the Transantarctic Mountains
Entry ID: K043_1983_1986_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The study of mountain uplift using fission-track dating techniques requires sampling at regular intervals over significant elevation ranges in order to gain information representing the greatest possible time period. Granite Harbour, Wilson Piedmont Glacier, Ferrar Glacier, Miers Valley, The Blue Glacier, New Harbour and the Beardmore Glacier area, contain exposures with relief of up to 2,500m ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -76.75   S: -78.17   E: 164.5   W: 162.0  
2.   N: -78.25   S: -78.25   E: 164.5   W: 162.0  
3.   N: -84.0   S: -84.5   E: 165.0   W: 164.0  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-10-27
Stop Date: 1984-01-09
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ISO Topic Category
Quality The collected rock samples were catalogued in the appropriate fashion for storage. However, they have subsequently been discarded and no samples are remaining. All data is contained in the publications. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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: +01 315 443 2619
Fax: +01 315 443 3363
Email: pgfitzge at syr.edu
Contact Address:
Department of Earth Sciences
204 Heroy Geology Laboratory
Syracuse University
City: Syracuse
Province or State: New York
Postal Code: 13244-1070
Country: USA
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Publications/References
Fitzgerald, P.G. 1987. Uplift history of the Transantarctic Mountains in the Ross Sea sector and a model for their formation. PhD thesis, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Fitzgerald, P. Bedrock studies. in: Immediate report - Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 28, 1983/84.Pyne A. (ed) Wellington: Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of ... View entire text
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26

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