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Investigations of the glacial and periglacial geology of the Miers and Taylor Valley
Entry ID: K042_1964_1965_NZ_3

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Summary
Abstract: The glacial and periglacial geology of the Miers and Taylor Valley was investigated. Special interests of the Miers and Taylor Valleys lie in their ice covered lakes and in the prolematic benches which run around the valleys - often called ice cored moraines. Cores were drilled in the ridges of rock detritus which lie on the ice and run inside the margin of Lake Miers to determine how the benches are formed. Sediments were examined and found they are not the normal deposits of valley glaciers but include fine sediment and salt deposits probably laid down under a floating ice shelf like the present Ross barrier.
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Description: The PETLAB database of GNS Science. Soil and rock samples from the VUWAE 9th Expedition are catalogued here. Search under Collector = VUWAE 9 and Country = Antarctica.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -78.1   S: -78.1   E: 164.0   W: 164.0  
2.   N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 163.0   W: 163.0  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1964-01-01
Stop Date: 1965-01-01
ISO Topic Category
Quality All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. Rock and fossil samples are catalogued in the PETLAB database and are held at either GNS Science or Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Bradley, J. Palmer, D.F. 1967 Ice-cored moraines and ice diapirs, Lake Miers, Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 10(2): 599-623
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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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