Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay

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Title: Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay
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Abstract:
As part of the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, the area of the McMurdo Sound drill hole was surveyed with a seismic survey profile and extended to cover the whole of the McMurdo Sound region to determine the stratigraphy of the drill core to be extended laterally. The main objective was to collect further information on the structure and thickness of sediment in McMurdo Sound. 1000km of seismic profile track was completed in the Terra Nova Bay region as far south as Beaufort Island and a further 1000km of seismic profile records were obtained from McMurdo Sound. The results were to be used to determined the best sites for the Dry Valley Drilling Project to drill, as well as providing a means of tracing stratigraphic horizons away from the drill sites using the seismic reflection profiles. In addition, it should be possible to interpret the geological history and climate of the Ross Sea region of Antarctica for the past 100 million years.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Christoffel, D.A. 1978 Interpretation of seismic profiling surveys in McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, 1975. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 8(supplement): 1
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Northey, D.J. Brown, C. Christoffel, D.A. Wong, H.K. Barrett, P.J. 1975 A continuous seismic profiling survey in McMurdo Sound, Antarctica, 1975. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 5: 167-179
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Wong, H.K. Christoffel, D.A. 1981 A reconnaissance seismic survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea. Dry Valley Drilling Project. McGinnis, L.D.(ed.), Washington American Geophysical Union 875901778 Antarctic research series 33
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Davey, F.J. Christoffel, D.A. 1984 The correlation of MSSTS-1 drillhole results with seismic reflection data from McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27(4): 405-412
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Sissons, B.A. Northey, D.J. 1974 Preliminary seismic profiling survey in McMurdo Sound. Dry Valley Drilling Project bulletin 3: 234-239
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Beginning_Date: 19750113
Ending_Date: 19750206
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 167.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -76.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 165.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -74.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -75.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > EARTHQUAKES > SEISMIC PROFILE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > SOLID EARTH > TECTONICS > PLATE TECTONICS > STRATIGRAPHIC SEQUENCE
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: SEISMIC REFLECTION PROFILERS
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO SOUND
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TERRA NOVA BAY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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All data relating to this study can be found in the publications.
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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_1974_1975_NZ_2
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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DATA CENTER URL
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http://gcmd.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?Dry_Valley_Drillin...
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090624
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090701
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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