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Geochemical and geochronology of late quaternary glaciations in the McMurdo Sound Region
Entry ID: K009_1982_1983_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The history and mechanics of the late Wisconsin age lakes which have periodically filled many of the lower portions of many of the Valleys that open into McMurdo Sound was studied from samples taken from the Lake Fryxell area, Lake Bonney area, Suess Stream, Lake Chad, the Marshall Valley, the Miers Valley and Ross Island. Samples included sediment cores, lacustrine carbonates, fossil algae, modern algae, water samples and sediments and were collected for oxygen isotopic analysis. The origin of the 40 million tonnes of salt found in Lake Bonney, cores through the beds of salt at the bottom of the lake were collected in the hope that carbonates, sulphates and other sediments might be encountered which would indicate the source, age and mechanism of the salt emplacement in the Bonney Basin.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.0   S: -78.0   E: 169.0   W: 162.0

Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
K009_1969_1990_NZ_1

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-23
Stop Date: 1982-12-22
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
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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Publications/References
Hendy, C.H. 1983. Ross sea glaciations and proglacial lakes in the McMurdo Oasis. Victoria University of Wellington, Antarctic Research Colloquism.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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