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51. Determination of the origin of marine diatoms in the Sirius Group glacial deposits from Table Mountain and Mt Feather and the conditions for authigenic chabazite formation in these rocks [K045_1994_1995_NZ_2]
The age of the Sirius Group glacial deposits in the Transantarctic Mountains are a topic of debate. There are two conflicting models which try to explain the origin of diatoms found in tillite beds ...


52. 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 ...


53. Geological investigation of the stratigraphic succession through the thickest portion of the Bowers Groups and rock and fossil samples for paleontological and depositional dating, Bowers Mountains, Northern Victoria Land [K051_1973_1974_NZ_1]
The Lower Paleozoic rocks of North Victoria Land occupy a key position in any reconstruction of the New Zealand/Australian/Antarctic segment of Gondwanaland. To know the precise age of the Antarctic ...


54. Geological mapping and observations of the regional extent of the Bowers Supergroup and the rock sequences flanking it: Wilson Group and Robertson Bay Group, North Victoria Land [K051_1981_1982_NZ_1]
The stratigraphy, structure, paleontology and sedimentology of the Lower Paleozoic Bowers Supergroup is fairly well known but some questions remain unanswered. The objective of the expedition was ...


55. Geological mapping, observations and sampling for analysis of the geological evolution of North Victoria Land [K051_1984_1985_NZ_1]
Early mapping of the Northern Victoria Land region suggested the presence of three major north-northwest trending belts with differing rocks, structures and geological histories. These differences ...


56. Paleozoic tectonics of the Gondwana margin: Provenance of the Sperm Bluff Conglomerate. Implications for Cambrian tectonics and Devonian and younger paleotectonics and paleogeography [K051_2003_2004_NZ_1]
The basement rocks of eastern Northern Victoria Land (NVL) consist of a series of exotic terrances that were accreted to the Gondwanan margin while Andean style convergence was occurring. Conversely, ...


57. Sedimentological and structural measurements and rock samples for radiometric dating of the Swanson Group and Ford Granodiorite of the Ford Ranges, Marie Byrd Land, West Antarctica [K051_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The purpose of the expedition was to examine in detail the pre-Cenozoic geology of the Ford Ranges which comprise the main area of exposed rock in western Marie Byrd Land and the type area of two ...


58. The Dry Valleys Drilling Project [Dry_Valley_Drilling_Project]
The Dry Valleys Drilling Project (DVDP) was predominately an international project between scientists from New Zealand, the US, and Japan, which drilled 14 holes in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica (especially ...


59. The Heimdall Erosion surface [K051_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion surface between Mt Jason, Mt Hercules, Mt Electra, Balham Valley, Vashka Lake and Sponsors Peak was investigated with the aim to evaluate the tectonic setting of early Beacon ...


60. The Heimdall and Kukri Erosion surfaces [K051_2007_2008_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion Surface was followed southwards from the Olympus Range through the Asgard Range and onward to the mountains south of the Taylor-Ferrar Glaciers where it is said to die out or ...


61. The distribution and petrogenetic realationship of the various granitoids, gneisses, schists and dykes in the St Johns Range [K042_1985_1986_NZ_2]
The distribution of the various granitoids, gneisses, schists and dykes in the St Johns Range was mapped and a representative suite of samples suitable for major and trace element analysis was collected ...


62. The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys [K042_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys, with emphasis on the depth of burial and amount of uplift prior to Beacon sedimentation, was ...


63. Magnetic and radio echo soundings, geophysical measurements and gravity surveys of the Transantarctic Mountains and the McMurdo Sound area [K002_1984_1985_NZ_1]
An aerial survey of magnetics and radio echo soundings were made from two Dornier 228 aircrafts covering an area approximately 650km x 200km large over the Transantarctic Mountains and the Ross Sea/McMurdo ...


64. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the area between the Mawson and Preistly Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_1]
Survey work sufficient to provide ground control for topographical mapping was carried out. The area mapped included the part of North Victoria Land bounded by the Mawson Glacier in the south and ...


65. The development of anaerobic enrichment cultures and measurements of the rates of methanogenesis, the turnover of 14C acetate and the degradation of substrates from sediment samples from Bratina Island [K141_1992_1994_NZ_1]
Life in ponds and tidal lagoons of the McMurdo Ice Shelf is dominated by benthic cyanobacterial mats. Anaerobic conditions occur beneath these productive mats. A study was conducted to investigate ...


66. Monitoring of permafrost temperatures at Marble Point and Bull Pass, Wright Valley [K123_2005_2007_NZ_1]
Bore holes were drilled in bedrock near existing climate monitoring stations at Marble Point and Bull Pass, Wright Valley to monitor permafrost temperatures at depths of up to 30m and to drill till ...


67. Soil, relic ice, permafrost, Hart Ash and granite samples from the Lower Victoria Valley, Beacon Valley, near the Meserve Glacier in Wright Valley, and Kennar Valley to determine the deposition of this ice [K047_2004_2006_NZ_1]
Ancient glacial ice that has stagnated and lies buried underneath rock debris has been found in the Beacon Valley and more recently in several other valleys. This ice poses the possibility of obtaining ...


68. A survey of the Miers and Marshall Valley and Walcott Bay area for dating the formation of the major landforms [K009_1975_1976_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
A few days were spent in the Miers Valley to collect samples of gypsum for geochemical analyses. Surprisingly carbonate "biscuit" similar to that found in the Taylor Valley were found. Thus, we noted ...


69. Channel morphology, bedform and sediments of the Onyx River and the nature and origin of the Labyrinth in the Wright Valley [K009_1975_1976_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The Onyx River geomorphology was investigated by surveying 8 cross sections to illustrate the variation in channel and bank morphology from the mouth of the Onyx through to its final entry into Lake ...


70. Dating of the Ross Sea glaciations from the Koettlitz Glacier region [K021_1986_1987_NZ_1]
The interaction between the Koettlitz Glacier and Trough Lake was determined as a model for the Quaternary proglacial lakes which occupy many of the coastal valleys of the McMurdo Oasis. Trough Lake ...


71. Determining the geochronology of the Taylor Valley from the study of the geomorphology, lake levels, sediments and climatic events during the past 400,000 years [K009_1974_1975_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
Fieldwork was carried out in the Taylor Valley over several seasons to determine the geochronology of the area.The lake beds and the geomorphology of a series of hummocks between the Suess and LaCroix ...


72. The Derrick Peak Meteorite Occurrence [K009_1978_1979_NZ_2]
While investigating the moraine deposits and geology on the northeast ridge of Derrick Peak above the Hatherton and McCraw Glacier, an important impact site of a meteorite shower was discovered. The ...


73. The Marshall Valley Drilling Project [K021_1985_1986_NZ_1]
Three bore holes were drilled in the Marshall Valley approximately 1km apart to determine the Quaternary glacial stratigraphy of the area. The first hole was 24.52m in depth, the second was 31.92m ...


74. The frictional resistance of rock joints: evaluation and comparison of field techniques for the determination of joint frictional strength [K009_1983_1984_NZ_1]
Barton's (1973) method of field estimation of joint friction angle was tested on a range of natural joint lithologies. The different methods of field estimation of joint roughness were also compared. ...


75. 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 ...


76. Biostratigraphic collections of Devonian fish fossils from Middle Devonian Aztec Siltstone at the top of the Taylor Group (Beacon Supergroup) and sediment studies for a basin analysis [K026_1991_1992_NZ_1]
Using toboggans and sledges, the party travelled 700 kilometres from the Darwin Glacier northwards to the Lashly Mountains to study Taylor Group sedimentary rocks (Beacon Supergroup). The principle ...


77. 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 ...


78. Micromorphology analysis of sediment samples from the Taylor Glacier snout to determine information on the microstructures and the process of formation of a moraine linear ridge [K042_1999_2000_NZ_2]
Three spatially variable micromorphology samples were taken from a discontinuous moraine linear ridge at the Taylor glacier snout to provide unknown information on the microstructures of this deposition ...


79. Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits at Mt Watters [K042_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits that comprise Mt Watters were mapped and sampled at Allan Hills to determine the nature of the feature and the eruptive event which produced it. Collected data ...


80. An investigation of the lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence [K026_1976_1977_NZ_4]
The lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence was investigated and extensively sampled. A thin, unusually textured horizon, with the appearance of an ash deposit, was traced along the entire northern side ...


81. Collection of display specimens for Canterbury Museum [K026_1975_1976_NZ_1]
A broad range and size of geological specimens, suitable for display purposes, was collected from the Ross Dependency, to give the public a better knowledge of the type of rocks outcropping in the ...


82. 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 ...


83. Statigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area [K026_1976_1977_NZ_2]
The stratigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area was determined to compliment earlier work carried out by Victoria University Antarctic Expeditions to define the stratigraphy of the area between ...


84. The Devonian trace fossils of the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area [K026_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The principle aim of this expedition was to extend the knowledge of Devonian trace fossils in the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area, to relate them to earlier published research in the Dry Valley ...


85. Detailed rock sampling for K-Ar and Rb-Sr geochronological dating studies of the Rennick and Matusevich Glacier region: GANOVEX V [K002_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The GANOVEX V Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) was carried out aboard the M.V. Polar Queen, research vessel. The area visited was the Oates Land Coast. Detailed rock sampling ...


86. Fission track dating of granitic rocks in the Wright Valley [K042_1981_1982_NZ_3]
Samples of granitic rocks suitable for fission track dating from the eastern end of the Wright Valley and along the coast of McMurdo Sound between Gneiss Point and Spike Cape were collected. The samples ...


87. Geological investigation of the Priestly Formation and Snowy Point Gneiss Complex in the Berg Mountains from Terra Nova Bay to Campbell Glacier, Oates Coast, North Victoria Land: GANOVEX VII [K002_1992_1993_NZ_1]
As part of the GANOVEX VII Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) two research topics were investigated; a) the passage of metasedimentary Priestley Formation into gneisses of ...


88. Geological investigations and mapping of the Campbell-Priestley Glaciers divide [K002_1965_1966_NZ_1]
The volcanic outcroppings at the head of the Aviator Glacier and the outcrops of the Campbell-Priestley Glaciers divide were investigated and geologically mapped to connect work completed in the 1961-62 ...


89. Geological investigations and topographical surveying of the head of the Beardmore Glacier area [K002_1965_1966_NZ_2]
The stratigraphy of the Buckley Coal Measures and Shackleton Limestone outcrops was investigated and a theodolite surveys of the head of the Beardmore Glacier area was completed. The area mapped consists ...


90. Geological investigations of the Preistly and Campbell Glacier region, Terra Nova Bay [K002_1969_1970_NZ_1]
In the 1962-63 season, a rapid reconnaissance of the geology of the Terra Nova Bay region was conducted. Approximately 100 rock samples were collected and analysed by thin section analysis. In the ...


91. Geological mapping and investigations of the geology of the east and north of North Victoria Land: GANOVEX I Expedition [K002_1979_1980_NZ_2]
The first GANOVEX Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) was carried out aboard the M.V. Schepelsturm, a large ocean going anchor and cable handling tug. Field activities were ...


92. Geological mapping and investigations of the geology of the east and north of North Victoria Land: GANOVEX III Expedition [K002_1982_1983_NZ_2]
The third GANOVEX Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) was carried out aboard the M.V. Polar Queen, research vessel. The main objectives of the expedition were a) Basement: ...


93. Geological mapping and investigations of the rock groups in the area of the Mariner Glacier, North Victoria Land [K002_1966_1967_NZ_1]
The area around the Mariner Glacier was investigated to make a geological survey of the whole section, and in particular, to ascertain the relationship and contact between the sedimentary rocks known ...


94. Geological mapping and measurements of the Priestley Formation and granite-metasedimentary rocks of the Preistly and Campbell Glacier region, Terra Nova Bay [K002_1982_1983_NZ_1]
The Southern Deep Freeze Range, Northern Foothills and Inexpressible Island in North Victoria Land, have been geologically investigated in the past. The granites of this area belong to a completely ...


95. Geological mapping and sampling and detailed studies of the geology in the region of the Foster and Renegar Glaciers and between the Renegar and Blue Glaciers (targeted areas between Heald Island and the Hobbs Glacier) [K002_1977_1978_NZ_1]
Geological mapping and sampling was conducted in the region of the Foster and Renegar Glaciers (regional mapping conducted) and between the Renegar and Blue Glaciers (detailed studies of targeted ...


96. Geological mapping and topographical surveying of the mountainous and glaciated area between the Bryd and Axel Heiberg Glacier [K002_1961_1962_NZ_1]
A large area in the south western section of Ross Dependency, the mountainous and glaciated area between the Polar Plateau and the Ross Ice Shelf, extending from the Byrd to the Axel Heiberg Glacier ...


97. Investigations of the geology of the Beaumont Bay/Byrd Glacier area, South Victoria Land [K002_1960_1961_NZ_1]
The geology of the Beaumont Bay/Byrd Glacier was investigated between the Byrd Glacier in the north and Mount Nares and Cape Parr in the south. The physiology and glaciology of the region was described. ...


98. Regional stratigraphy, sedimentology structure, metamorphic and tectonic history of the lower grade Skelton Group meta-sediments between the Skelton and Koettlitz Glaciers [K002_1975_1976_NZ_1]
A study of the low grade meta-sedimentary rocks of the Skelton and Koettlitz Glacier areas including the unmapped Mt Cocks Range at the head of the Koettlitz Glacier was investigated to add to the ...


99. The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area [K002_1960_1961_NZ_2]
The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area was examined to describe the structure, formation and depositional history of the region. Three types of sedimentary rock types were present in ...


100. The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glaciers and Franklin Island, north Victoria Land [K002_1966_1967_NZ_3]
The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glacier, north Victoria Land, was investigated. The oldest rocks in the area are early Paleozoic or PreCambrian metasediments and metavolcanics ...


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