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Dynamics and change of the Darwin Hatherton Glacial System

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Title: Dynamics and change of the Darwin Hatherton Glacial System
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The Darwin-Hatherton glacial system offers a unique opportunity to investigate the response of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change. As well as draining the East Antarctic Ice Sheet into the Ross Ice Shelf, there is plenty of evidence of its past glacial history preserved in marginal moraine sequences. Earlier research has produced differing estimates of the amount and rate of recent change in the system, partly because of the absence of measurements of key controlling parameters including ice thickness, mass balance and climate. This research takes an integrated earth systems approach by combining glacial, geomorphological and climatological methodologies to obtain a set of information that will enable the system to be characterised and understood. This will include the collection of field data on glacier dynamics and thickness, the origin, nature and age of moraine sequences and the key characteristics of the mesoscale and local climate regimes. Remote sensing was used to develop preliminary geomorphological maps of the area that aided field interpretation of its recent glacial history as well as to determine the surface velocity field of the glacial system. Numerical modelling will be employed in the future to describe the past history of the system and to predict how it might respond to different future scenarios of climate change.
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Beginning_Date: 20070130
Ending_Date: 20091231
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DARWIN GLACIER
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > HATHERTON GLACIER
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: BRYAN STOREY
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Contact_Person: WENDY LAWSON
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
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Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
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University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050726
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100920
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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