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101. GPR surveys, meteorological and hydrology data from the Joyce, Garwood and Hobbs glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys to investigate glacier-permafrost interactions [K064_2008_2010_NZ_1]
The aim of this study was to develop an understanding of the interactions between glaciers and their permafrost beds that will permit models of glaciers to realistically parameterise ice motion. Improvement ...


102. Underwater recordings of Weddell seal calls recorded as a indication of male attributes, both inter and intra-sexual interactions during the breeding season in Weddell seals [K027_1997_2001_NZ_2]
To determine if male weddell seal calls reveal information on male attributes, recordings of major Weddell call types from all of the sampled males at the Turtlerock colony was correlated with measurements ...


103. Corticosterone response of incubating Adelie penguins to the presence of people, Cape Bird [K034_2001_2005_NZ_2]
The corticosterone and behavioural responses of Adelie penguins to the presence of people was investigated to determine the minimum distance for a person to approach a penguin without initiating a ...


104. Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the Thundergut area (Olympus and Asgard Range, Taylor Glacier), South Victoria Land [K112_1988_1989_NZ_1]
1:50,000 geological mapping of the Thundergut area was conducted covering an area from the western tip of the Kukri Hills, as far west as the Solitary Rocks, Friis Hills and Asgard Ranges and as far ...


105. Recording and modified playbacks of Adelie penguin parental calls to chicks in the creche stage to investigate parental chick communication [K014_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The vocal communication of Adelie penguins at Cape Bird was investigated. A single colony was selected from the Northern colony for study and all birds (established breeders and most of the non breeders) ...


106. Palaeomagnetic measurements on rocks from Mt Crean to determine the continental drift of gondwanaland [K045_1994_1995_NZ_1]
The Beacon sediments of East Antarctica were deposited over the Devonian to Triassic geological periods, from 400 to 200 million years ago. Palaeomagnetic measurements on these rocks provide information ...


107. Geological and laboratory analysis of rock samples from the Ruppert Coast-Hobb Coast, Marie Byrd Land, Kohler Range and Bear Peninsula to understand the Mesozoic Pacific ocean during Gondwanaland breakup [K051_1990_1993_NZ_1]
Prior to the breakup of Gondwanaland there was an entire southern rim to the Pacific extending from New Calendonia through New Zealand, West Antarctica to Patagonia. Understanding the Mesozoic tectonics ...


108. Comparative studies of vegetation surveys, maps, species lists and lichen growth rates of the Cape Hallett region (Seebee Hook, Willett Cove and the scree slopes surrounding them) with a 1968 study [K024_1998_1999_NZ_1]
The first botanical work at Cape Hallett was carried out when Hallett Station existed in the early to late 1960s. These studies were used for comparative purposes of vegetation cover and lichen growth ...


109. Examination of the ability of the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki to withstand hypoxic conditions, their ability to recover and the potential for lactate as an end product of metabolism during hypoxia [K057_2003_2004_NZ_1]
Fish muscle was not found to produce lactic acid as an end product of anaerobic metabolism during high speed swimming. However, analysis of the enzymes involved in anaerobic metabolism, particularly ...


110. Validating a new method for measuring stress levels of Adelie penguins [K122_2001_2002_NZ_1]
A non-invasive method of measuring stress levels was tested on Adelie (Pygoscelis adeliae) penguins at Cape Bird. The previous accepted normal measurements of stress levels of animals involved blood ...


111. Field mapping data and petrological collections for petrography, geochronology and geochemistry, of rocks from Mt Morning, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica [K062_2004_2006_NZ_1]
Mt Morning is the most southerly of a series of central type volcanoes that make up the McMurdo Volcanic Group of south Victoria Land. It is characterised by a trachyte - basanite - phonolite assemblage. ...


112. Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay [K042_1974_1975_NZ_2]
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 ...


113. GPR/GPS surveys and analysis of a firn core from the Gawn Ice Piedmont Glacier to examine Holocene climate history [K049_1999_2008_NZ_11]   PARENT DIF
To understand the drivers and consequences of climate change on timescales important to humans, the paleoclimate of ice cores, the glacial system and local climate patterns were analysed from the ...


114. The geotechnical properties of Ferrar dolerites [K025_1987_1988_NZ_1]
A study of the strength of dolerites in the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica was undertaken in order to define the range of geomechanical properties expressed by these rocks and to examine the relationship ...


115. The Glaciological Basis of Palaeoclimatic Reconstructions of Ice-Shelf Moraines [K064_2010_2012_NZ_1]
The research is giving us an understanding of the entrainment, transfer and deposition of sediment by ice shelves. The investigation of the structure, composition and motion of the Southern McMurdo ...


116. Geological mapping (1:25,000) of the western parts of the Asgard and Olympus Ranges, South Victoria Land [K112_1982_1983_NZ_2]
Geological mapping at a scale of 1:25,000 of the western parts of the Asgard and Olympus Ranges adjacent to Mt Fleming and Shapeless Mountain was completed. A total area of 950 km2 was mapped. Three ...


117. Granites and metamorphic rocks of the areas between the Miers and Salmon valleys compared with those from the Taylor and Wright Valleys [K042_1980_1981_NZ_2]
The area between the Miers and Salmon Valleys were mapped in detail and sampled extensively to determine the relationship between basement intrusive and metamorphic rocks. Samples were used to provide ...


118. The behaviour of dry based glaciers and the interpretation of Pleistocene glacial deposits from glaciers in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica [K064_1994_2005_NZ]   CHILD DIFs
The formation of deposits and landforms at the margin of alpine glaciers in the Dry Valleys (The Suess Glacier, Taylor Glacier and Rhone Glacier in the Taylor Valley, the Wright Lower Glacier in the ...


119. Determining the presence of wood decay fungi in the historic huts of the Ross Sea from splinter samples [K023_1996_1997_NZ_2]
Wood that is found in Antarctica at the historic huts originated from materials of Northern and Southern hemisphere origin. The presence of wood decay fungi may pose structural problems for future ...


120. Genetic sequencing of terrestrial invertebrates along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency to determine patterns of biodiversity, phylogenetic relationships and levels of gene flow among populations [K028_1999_2008_NZ_1]
Molecular techniques (allozyme electrophoresis and mitochondrial gene sequencing) were used to characterise the Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency ...


121. Detailed description, mapping and sampling (for sedimentology, paleontology and chronology studies) of Cenozoic bedded polymicton-type sediments within the Taylor Valley [K042_1974_1975_NZ_3]
Cenozoic bedded polymicton-type sediments within the Taylor Valley were mapped. These polymicton-type sediments are of glacial origin deposited into a body of water and therefore exhibit sorting and ...


122. Examination of the distribution of salts in ice free areas of the McMurdo Dry Valleys and Ross Island [K042_1972_1973_NZ_1]
The distribution of salts in the ice free areas of south Victoria Land were plotted and the physical and chemical forms of salts accumulating in these areas was established to determine the origin ...


123. Geological mapping in the Lake Victoria and Lake Vida areas to allow basement rock types in this area to be correlated with the described intrusive sequence [K403_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The Dry Valley Drilling Project hole 6 from the western end of Lake Vida intersected Olympus Granite Gneiss and Vida Granite. Previous work on this area included uranium-lead dating analysis on core ...


124. The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier, North Victoria Land [K002_1967_1968_NZ_1]
The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier was investigated including the Robertson Bay Group (greywacke and argillites), the Bowers Group (shallow water sediments, ...


125. Determining the origin of the Mawson Diamictite in the Coombs Hills, Carapace Nunatuk Region [K026_1976_1977_NZ_3]
The Mawson Diamictite of the Coombs Hills was visited to compare the succession with that of Carapace Nunatak 10 km to the west. At Carapace Nunatak a pronounced ridge of hyaloclastite with fossiliferous ...


126. Satellite transmitter tracking of adelie penguins during their winter migration route from Cape Bird and Cape Hallett [K063_1997_1998_NZ_1]
Winter migration routes of adelie penguins were investigated by attaching transmitters to penguins from the Cape Bird colony and Cape Hallett colony and tracking the birds throughout the winter. Dummy ...


127. Nitrogen fixation and carbon assimilation rates of fumarole plants from the Mt Erebus crater rim [K024_1979_1980_NZ_1]
Sterile samples of plants were taken from Mt. Erebus crater rim and returned to New Zealand for in situ acetylene reduction assays for nitrogen fixation and 14C assimilation assays.


128. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the Queen Maud Mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers [K002_1963_1964_NZ_2]
Geological and topographical surveys were carried out in the mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers. The objective was to establish what major rock ...


129. The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary (Koettlitz area), South Victoria Land [K061_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary, South Victoria Land, was determined. The emphasis was on the structural ...


130. The physiology of Phymatolithon foecundum from Cape Evans [K082_2001_2002_NZ_4]   PARENT DIF
Phymatolithon foecundum is a coralline growth found in the coastal benthic environment. Benthic surveys indicated that P. foecundum is abundant throughout the deep gradients (10-30m depth). A range ...


131. The permeability of sea ice to brine from fast ice at Davis Station and McMurdo Sound [K131_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The permeability of sea ice to brine under naturally occurring conditions was investigated. The data is important for determining the rate at which nutrients are supplied to sea ice algae and the ...


132. The geothermal and volcanic activity of Mt Melbourne and Mt Erebus [K044_1972_1973_NZ_1]
The geology and the geothermal and volcanic activity of Mt Melbourne and Mt Erebus was investigated by surveying the summit craters of each volcano. At Mt Melbourne, the thermal activity was investigated ...


133. Geochemistry, paleomagnetism and intrusive history of the Ferrar Dolerites, Antarctica [K061_2004_2007_NZ_1]
A suite of geological samples were collected in the Transanatarctic Mountains for paleomagnetic and geochemical analysis. Combined with field observations, these samples will help determine magma ...


134. Determination of the thermal conductivity of sea ice from measurements of ice temperature (and temperature gradients), salinity, ice microstructure and other environmental parameters [K131_2002_2004_NZ_1]
The polar oceans' sea ice cover strongly modifies ocean-atmosphere heat transfer. Despite its importance, existing circulation models and large scale sea ice models include overly simplistic parameterizations ...


135. Collection of endolithic algae, sublithic algae and chasmolithic lichens in the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K009_1981_1982_NZ_2]
Collections of endolithic algae were made in the Meirs, Wright and Beacon Valleys and on the Asgaard Range. Sublithic algae were collected from the Taylor Valley. Chasmolithic lichens were collected ...


136. The mechanics of basin formation processes of Beacon sediments in south Victoria Land [K042_1989_1990_NZ_4]
The Taylor and Victoria Group sediments in south Victoria Land were investigated to determine the mechanics of basin formation processes. Beacon sediments between Mt Metschel in the south and Robinson ...


137. The factors controlling planktonic primary and secondary production in 22 meltwater ponds varying in chemical conditions, and in layers of stratified ponds [K081_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The importance of the large differences in chemistry in the ponds of the McMurdo ice shelf for their planktonic productivity was examined by comparing rates of primary (algal) production and secondary ...


138. Palaeozoic Terrane Correlation: New Zealand and Antarctica [K051_2003_2004_NZ_2]
In St Johns Range and eastern Olympus Range, unusually coarse lithologies at the base of the Beacon Supergroup have the potential to provide significant information on the provenance of the earliest ...


139. Daily records of the dynamics, ionization and structure of the Antarctic mesosphere from Scott Base [K055_1982_2003_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
An investigation into the ionospheric D-region of the atmosphere was initiated in 1982 with the installation of radar equipment (Polarimeter and HF radar) at Scott Base. The radar operated by remote ...


140. Geological mapping and reconnaissance of the Edward VII Peninsula, Marie Byrd Land [K151_1987_1988_NZ_1]
A field expedition visited all of the rock outcrops in the Edward VII Peninsula, Marie Byrd Land. The principal objective was to undertake geological studies and make collections for future geochronological ...


141. The installation of a tide gauge and a meteorological mast at Cape Roberts [K042_1988_1990_NZ_1]
A tide gauge was installed on the fast ice on the eastern side of Cape Roberts and recorded continuously for fifty days (19 November, 1988 to 8 January, 1989) - first continuous tide record from the ...


142. UV radiation penetration into the marine ecosystem of McMurdo Sound [K068_2002_2006_NZ_1]
UV radiation transmission measurements on sea ice surface and through the annual sea ice into the underlying water column were made during Antarctic spring months (October - November) in conjunction ...


143. Soil albedo measurements of oil-contaminated and control sites at Scott Base and Marble Point [K123_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Soil albedo measurements were made on oil contaminated and pristine soil surfaces at Scott Base and Marble Point using a single LI200X Pyranometer facing upward and downward to detect incoming and ...


144. Corticosterone responses and body condition of penguins arriving at Cape Bird, Cape Royds and Cape Crozier, Ross Island. 2002-2003 [K034_2001_2005_NZ_3]
With unusual ice conditions around Ross Island as a consequence of the iceberg B15 being stationary north of Ross Island, penguins returning to rookeries had much further to walk than usuall. The ...


145. Fluvial and paleobotanical studies at Allan Hills [K042_1990_1991_NZ_1]
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 ...


146. Topographical and geological surveys of the area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_2]
The area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers and eastwards to the coast was surveyed by a basic triangulation network and ground photography, some 14,000 square ...


147. Soil profile descriptions, Lake Wellman region, Antarctica [K123_2007_2008_NZ]
We sampled a chronosequence of soils on moraines in the Darwin Mountains ranging from early Holocene (10 ky) to mid Quaternary (ca 900 ky) in age to test if the structure and diversity of microbial ...


148. Oxygen consumption rates and lactic acid levels of notothenioid fish to determine the exercise physiology of how a low water temperature has affected their ability to swim [K057_1985_1986_NZ_1]
Notothenioid fish live in a relatively constant temperature of -1.86°C. In order to survive at this temperature they have undergone several modifications to their biochemical makeup. The ability of ...


149. Geological investigations of the Cambrian and Beacon sediments in the Bryd Glacier/Darwin Glacier region [K042_1978_1979_NZ_2]
Cambrian and Beacon sediments in the Byrd Glacier region of the Darwin Mountains were investigated. The sites visited included Mt Rainbow, Kiwi Pass, Mt Egerton, Mt Durnford, Mt Field, Mt Tuatara, ...


150. Chemical and nutrient analysis of meltwaters in the Victoria Valley and Bull Pass [K091_1989_1990_NZ_1]
Baseline chemistry data for ponds and lakes in the Victoria Valley/Bull Pass region was collected in January 1990. Water samples were taken from Upper Victoria Glacier drainage, Lake Victoria, Lake ...


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