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Soil, relic ice, permafrost, Hart Ash and granite samples from the Lower Victoria Valley, Beacon Valley, near the Meserve Glacier in Wright Valley, and Kennar Valley to determine the deposition of this ice
Entry ID: K047_2004_2006_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Ancient glacial ice that has stagnated and lies buried underneath rock debris has been found in the Beacon Valley and more recently in several other valleys. This ice poses the possibility of obtaining a much older climate data than can be obtained from Antarctic ice sheet cores. Soil pits were dug above massive relic ice in the Lower Victoria Valley, Beacon Valley, near the Meserve Glacier in ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.36   S: -77.88   E: 162.35   W: 160.55  
Min Altitude: 400 Max Altitude: 1500
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2
2.   N: -77.38   S: -77.9   E: 162.38   W: 160.43  
Min Altitude: 200 Max Altitude: 1800
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-13
Stop Date: 2004-12-10

Start Date: 2005-11-14
Stop Date: 2005-12-08
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 8 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: Present
Chrono Unit:
ISO Topic Category
Quality During the first season of sampling, all of the frozen samples were lost due to thawing in transit from Antarctica to New Zealand. Samples from the second season of sampling are stored at Victoria University Wellington and available for use.
Data Set Progress
IN WORK
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 4 463 6199
Fax: +64 4 463 5186
Email: Warren.Dickinson at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
School of Geography
Environment and Earth Science
Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Schiller, M., Dickinson, W., Ditchburn, R.G., Graham, I.J. and Zondervan, A. 2009. Atmospheric 10Be in an Antarctic soil: Implications for climate change. Journal of Geophysical Research 114, F01033, doi: 10.1029/2008JF001052.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-23

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