Ross Embayment till provenance from sand petrography

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Title: Ross Embayment till provenance from sand petrography
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Sand petrographic data were collected on the 500-2000 micron fraction of LGM-age till from the Ross Embayment. Moraine samples from the Beardmore, Byrd, Darwin/Hatherton Glaciers, Mt. Achernar and Allan Hills were obtained from Dr. Gunter Faure (Ohio State) and Dr. James Bockheim (U. of Wisconsin, Madison). Samples of till from beneath the Siple Coast Ice Streams were obtained from Dr. Hermann Engelhardt (Cal Tech). Ross Sea till samples were obtained from the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility (FSU). A few grams of unsieved splits of most of the samples, as well as the grain mounts of the sand fraction are housed at the Sediment Analysis Lab at IUPUI. The data generated from this project include percentage data of mineral and lithic fragments, particle size distributions and elemental abundance. Isotopic analyses of the samples were completed by Dr. Lang Farmer (Univ. of Colorado, Boulder).
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REFERENCE: Lederer, J.R., Licht, K.J., and Swope, R.J., accepted. Provenance of LGM Glacial Till (sand fraction) across the Ross Embayment, Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews. Farmer, G.L., Licht, K., Andrews, J.T., and Swope, R.J., 2004. Radiogenic Isotope Provenance Studies of Glacial Tills in Ross Sea and Vicinity, Antarctica. Arctic Worshop Abstract Volume, p.56. Lederer, J., Licht, K.J., and Swope, R.J., 2003. Provenance of Ross Sea till. XVI INQUA Congress Abstracts with Programs, p. 237-238. Lederer, J.R., Licht, K.J., and Swope, R.J., 2003. Provenance of Ross Sea till and implications for LGM ice flow paths. West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative, Tenth Annual Workshop, Agenda and Abstracts, Algonkian Meeting Center, Sterling, VA, p. 5. Licht, K.J., and Lederer, J.R., 2003. A comparison of particle size distributions in Ross Embayment tills. West Antarctic Ice Sheet Initiative, Tenth Annual Workshop, Agenda and Abstracts, Algonkian Meeting Center, Sterling, VA, p. 67. Lederer, J., Swope, R.J., and Licht, K.J., 2002. Provenance of Ross Sea till from sand petrography. Eos Trans. AGU, 83(47), Fall Meet. Supplement, Abstract PP11C-12, p. 312. Farmer, G.L., Licht, K.J., Andrews, J.T., and Swope, R.J., 2002. Neodymium Isotope Studies of Provenance of Glacial Tills in Ross Sea and Vicinity, Antarctica. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 34, No. 6, p. 504. Lederer, J.R., Swope, R.J., and Licht, K.J., 2002. Sand Petrography of Tills in the Ross Embayment, Antarctic Source Terranes. GSA Abstracts with Programs Vol. 34, No. 6, p. 324.
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: -180.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -62.83
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > EROSION/SEDIMENTATION > SEDIMENT COMPOSITION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > GLACIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIER MOTION/ICE SHEET MOTION
Theme_Keyword: Till
Theme_Keyword: Moraine
Theme_Keyword: Particle Size Distributions
Theme_Keyword: Lithic Fragments
Theme_Keyword: Mineral Fragments
Theme_Keyword: Sediments
Theme_Keyword: Sand Petrography
Theme_Keyword: Elemental Abundances
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Contact_Person: KATHY J. LICHT
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Contact_Person: R. JEFFREY SWOPE
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: 317-278-0132
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: klicht@iupui.edu
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: rjswope@iupui.edu
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Address: Indiana Univ.-Purdue Univ. at Indianapolis
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Postal_Code: 46202
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Metadata_Date: 20040825
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100702
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