Geochemistry investigations of landforms in the Ross Sea Region to determine past glacial history and landform processes

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Title: Geochemistry investigations of landforms in the Ross Sea Region to determine past glacial history and landform processes
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Abstract:
The geochemistry of Ross Island (Cape Barne and Cape Crozier), the Taylor and Wright Valleys, Lake Vida in Victoria Valley and Marble Point was studied (weathering and land formation) to determine the past glacial history of the Ross Sea Region. The salts of the sea ice, soils and regolith was sampled and analysed and the effect of salt weathering on landforms was investigated at each site. Particular attention was paid to the evolution of rectilinear slopes, tor formation and the development of the Labyrinth in the Wright Valley. The nature and origin of the labyrinth was further investigated in a follow up study in response to the proposed theories for formation developed from this investigation and new hypotheses were put forward.
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REFERENCE: Johnston, J.H. 1974. New methods in Mossbauer and X-ray crystallography. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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REFERENCE: Johnston, J.H. 1973. Salt weathering processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys of South Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 16: 221-224.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Wilson, A.T. A possible Tertiary age for some Antarctic cirques. Nature 229(5287): 623-624, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. A method of gully erosion, Taylor Dry Valley, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 14(3): 484-485, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Wilson, A.T. The origin of the Labyrinth, Wright Valley, Antarctica. Geological Society of America bulletin 82: 471-476, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Salt weathering of landforms and an Antarctic example. New Zealand Geographical Society conference series 6: 30-35, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Slopes and their development in an ice-free, arid area of Antarctica. Geografiska annaler 53A(3/4): 235-245, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Some solifluction surfaces and terraces in the ice-free valleys of Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 14(3): 469-476, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Antarctic tors. Zeitschrift für geomorphologie 13(supplement): 73-86, 1972.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. Antarctica: the key to the ice age. New Zealand geographer 29(2): 134-150, 1973.
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REFERENCE: Wilson, A.T. University of Waikato First Antarctic Expedition. Antarctic 5(7): 302, 1969.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. The termini and moraines of glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. New Zealand Geographical Society conference series 7: 247-257, 1973.
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REFERENCE: Wilson, A.T. Hendy, C.H. Past wind strength from isotope studies. Nature 234(5328): 344-345, 1971.
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REFERENCE: Selby, M.J. 1974. Slope evolution in an Antarctic oasis. New Zealand Geographer 30(1): 18-34.
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Beginning_Date: 19691115
Ending_Date: 19700112
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Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.25
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > COASTAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > AEOLIAN LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > GLACIAL LANDFORMS
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MARBLE POINT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS ISLAND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TAYLOR VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRIS HENDY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MICHAEL SELBY
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ALEX T WILSON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Department of Chemistry
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.hendy@waikato.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: retired
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: retired
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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
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/staff/chem/chendy
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090415
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090418
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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