Fluvial and paleobotanical studies at Allan Hills

Federal Geographic Data Committee (FGDC) Metadata:


Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Unknown
Publication_Date: Unknown
Title: Fluvial and paleobotanical studies at Allan Hills
Description:
Abstract:
Paleobotanical studies revealed evidence for the in situ formation of Gondwana coals, a previous unrecognised feature. The evidence included the presence of Vertebraria roots in shaly units both within and at the base of major coal seams and the occurrence of upright stumps within coal seams. The extesnively exposed Permain high latitude forest were documented and sampled for paleoclimatic studies. About 10,000 ancient river flow directions were measured along with lithological observations to explain the presence of sheet sandstones in a meandering river sequence. Paleocurrent measurements, facie associations and geometric considerations were observed and recorded to determine the process responsible for the formation of hummocky cross startifcation and swaley cross stratification in a non-marine regime. Samples were observed and collected from Jurassic tillite, Feather Conglomerate, Mawson Formation and Weller Coal Measures in the Allan Hills.
Purpose:
Not Available
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Woolfe, K.J. Paleocurrent data from the Beacon Supergroup at Allan Hills and other localities in southern Victoria Land and the Darwin Mountains.Wellington: Victoria University of Wellington. 1992. [Antarctic data series no. 16] Woolfe, K.J. Devonian depositional environments in the Darwin Mountains: marine or non-marine? Antarctic science 5(2): 211-220, 1993. Woolfe, K.J. 1991. History of Ross Sea sector of Antarctica as recorded by the Beacon supergroup in southern Victoria Land and the Darwin Mountains. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. Arnot, M.J. 1991. C/S geochemistry of Beacon supergroup rocks from southern Victoria Land and the Ohio Range, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica. MSc thesis, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19901207
Ending_Date: 19910121
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 159.4167
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.5833
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > PALEOVEGETATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > TREE RINGS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > GEOMORPHIC LANDFORMS/PROCESSES > FLUVIAL LANDFORMS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS > STREAMFLOW RECONSTRUCTION
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ALLAN HILLS
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
Not Available
Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KEN WOOLFE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: PETER BARRETT
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctic Research Centre
Address: Victoria University of Wellington
Address: PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 4 463 5336
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 4 463 5186
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: Deceased
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: peter.barrett@vuw.ac.nz
Back to Top
Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
This data was collected for the study of a PhD. Any remaining data is in the thesis and publication or please contact Professor Peter Barrett for more information.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
Lineage:
Process_Step:
Process_Description:
Not Available
Process_Date: Unknown
Back to Top
Spatial_Reference_Information:
Back to Top
Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
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_1990_1991_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://pet.gns.cri.nz
Access_Instructions:
The PETLAB database that lists the Victoria University of Wellington rock collection
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.victoria.ac.nz/antarctic/
Access_Instructions:
The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Research Centre homepage. All publications and data will be available through this group.
Fees: Not Available
Back to Top
Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090317
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090602
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
Back to Top
[ Update this Record ]


Link to Web Site