Investigations of the moraines and raised marine deposits and fossils at Black Island and Brown Peninsula, McMurdo Sound

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Title: Investigations of the moraines and raised marine deposits and fossils at Black Island and Brown Peninsula, McMurdo Sound
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Abstract:
In the 1963-64 field season, a helicopter reconnaissance was conducted at White Island, Black Island and Brown Peninsula. The reconnaissance showed that there was scope for a comprehensive survey of the bedrock and superficial geology of Black Island and Brown Peninsula. In the following season these areas were visited for investigations of the moraines and raised marine deposits. Almost nothing was previously known about the moraines of the region. Six distinct groups of moraines were mapped. Three groups represent thick ice sheets, while the other three represent relatively minor and probably fairly recent phases of ice movement. Marine deposits named Scallop Hill Formation were investigated with fossils (Zygochlamys, barnacles and others) described and studied. The volcanic of this area was also investigated with an aim to map and collect rocks of the McMurdo Volcanic Series and to compare their age with the surrounding moraine. Samples were collected and made into thin sections for examination and classification and comprehensive mapping with the establishment of a series of different volcanic eruptions on Black Island and Peninsula was completed.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Vella, P. 1969 Surficial geological sequence, Black Island and Brown Peninsula, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 12(4): 761-770
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Cole, J.W. Ewart, A. 1968 Contributions to the volcanic geology of the Black Island, Brown Peninsula and Cape Bird areas, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 11(4): 793-828
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19640101
Ending_Date: 19650101
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 165.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 168.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.3
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENT TRANSPORT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > GEOMORPHOLOGY > GLACIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > GLACIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MACROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE PROCESSES
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BLACK ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BROWN PENINSULA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO SOUND
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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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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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Resource_Description: K042_1964_1965_NZ_1
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pet.gns.cri.nz
Access_Instructions:
The PETLAB database of GNS Science. Soil and rock samples from the VUWAE 8th Expedition are catalogued here. Search under Collector = VUWAE 9 and Country = Antarctica.
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090624
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090702
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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