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51. Geological mapping and examination of the Feather Conglomerate and the Lashly Formation at Horseshoe Mountain and Shapeless Mountain [K042_1979_1980_NZ_2]
Five days were spent geological mapping and sampling at Horseshoe Mountain. The strata cropping out are the Feather Conglomerate (Late Permian - early Triassic) and the Lashly Formation (Mid-Late ...


52. Geological mapping and investigations of the Permian Maya Erosion Surface, Metschel Tillite, Pre-Pleistocene tills and Wellar Coal Measures in the Upper Taylor Glacier area and Coombs Hills [K042_1977_1978_NZ_2]
Geological investigation in the upper Taylor Glacier was conducted and had three objectives; 1) To locate and examine at Kennar Valley, Finger Mountain and Mount Feather, within the Quartermain Mountains ...


53. Investigation of soil salts and glacial features at sites in the Taylor Valley, Mount Discovery and Mount Morning [K042_1976_1977_NZ_2]
A study was conducted to make soil and surface measurements (temperature profiles, frozen ground level depths, surface colour, etc) on dark surfaces at chosen localities, to examine and sample the ...


54. Investigation of the process of debris entrainment and till deposition of the Taylor Glacier [K042_1976_1977_NZ_1]
Investigations into the processes of debris entrainment and the formation of a debris layer within glacial ice was conducted. The glacial ice velocity at various points on the Taylor Glacier was conducted ...


55. 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 ...


56. 1:25,000 geological mapping of the St Johns Range from the central Wright Valley to the Mackay Glacier and from the Miller Glacier to west of Victoria Valley [K112_1990_1991_NZ_1]
The DSIRGEO mapping programme in the 1990/91 season was designed to link the area covered in 1989/90 (Convoy Range) with that covered in 1988/89 (Thundergut Sheet). The eventual aim of the programme ...


57. Examination and sampling of igneous dykes in the Dry Valleys [K003_1972_1974_NZ_1]
Igneous dykes in the igneous and metamorphic basement rocks at Lake Vanda and several other localities in the Dry Valleys area was studied. The dykes of porphyry and older so called lamprophyre in ...


58. Geochemistry, petrology and structure of Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz glacier area [K002_1970_1974_NZ_1]
Geological investigations and mapping was conducted in the Mt Dromedary/Koettlitz Glacier area over two field seasons. Detailed geological mapping was conducted at a 1:50,000 scale. Sufficient samples ...


59. Geological and geophysical investigations of the crustal structure and geological processes of the Victoria Land basin and the Iselin Bank areas [K101_1983_1984_NZ_1]
The geological structure and processes of parts of the Ross Sea continental shelf and margin was investigated via the USGS research ship S.P.LEE. The geological structure was investigated from the ...


60. Geological investigations (locations, descriptions, chemical and petrographic analysis) of the coal seams in the Upper Wright Valley [K112_1982_1983_NZ_1]
The presence of coal seams in the Permian strata and to a lesser extent in the Mesozoic sequences in the vicinity of the Upper Wright Valley, South Victoria Land were investigated. Detailed geological ...


61. Geological investigations of geological markers and UTh-He apatite analysis of collected samples to determine the nature, amount and timing of vertical and horizontal deformation along the Transantarctic Mountains [K101_2002_2003_NZ_1]
Geological investigations were conducted to better constrain the nature, amount and timing of vertical and horizontal deformation along the Transantarctic Mountains. Geological markers, both horizontal ...


62. Geological investigations of the Robertson Bay Group in the Cape Hallett/Cape Christie area [K003_1967_1968_NZ_1]
Geological investigations were conducted in the Cape Hallett/Cape Christie area to examine rocks and structures of the Robertson Bay Group and to make comparisons with New Zealand rocks, South East ...


63. Geological investigations of the fault lines in the rocks of the Transantarctic Mountains in the area of the Wilson Piedmont Glacier to understand uplift of the mountain range [K112_1997_1998_NZ_1]
Inferred fault lines in the rocks of the Transantarctic Mountains in the area of the Wilson Piedmont Glacier were investigated to add to the understanding of the uplift of the mountain range. Specifically, ...


64. Geological investigations, triangulation surveys and glaciology investigations of the Upper Tucker Glacier area, North Victoria Land, and around Scott Base [K002_1962_1963_NZ_3]
Intensive geological work was conducted in the Tucker Glacier area of North Victoria Land. The work area overlapped the Geological Survey of the 1957-58 Expedition and this was helpful to correlate ...


65. 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 ...


66. Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the Convoy Range and determining the glacial history through surficial deposit mapping and investigations [K112_1989_1990_NZ_1]
1:50,000 geological mapping of the Convoy Range was conducted covering an area of some 2,500 square kilometres extending from the Mackay Glacier in the south to the Fry and Chattahoochee Glaciers ...


67. 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 ...


68. Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the areas between the Asgaard and Clare Ranges, South Victoria Land [K112_1992_1993_NZ_1]
Geological mapping 1:50,000 was conducted in South Victoria Land to draw together previous mapping works to produce a map of the geology between the Asgaard and Clare Ranges. Previous work includes ...


69. Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the upper Ferrar Glacier area: the massifs of Pivot Peak, Terra Cotta, Knobhead, Table Mountain and Rotunda [K112_1987_1988_NZ_1]
1:50,000 geological mapping was conducted at the head of the Ferrar Glacier including the massifs of Pivot Peak, Terra Cotta, Knobhead, Table Mountain and Rotunda. The exposed rocks are almost entirely ...


70. Geological mapping of the Beacon Supergroup at Mt Bastion, Skew Peak and Robinson Peak, South Victoria Land [K112_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The coal measure sequence in the Beacon Supergroup extends northwards from the Upper Wright Valley towards the Willett Range area (Mt Bastion/Skew Peak/Robison Peak). An area approximately 1,000km2 ...


71. Geophysical (gravity and seismic reflection and refraction surveys) and oceanographic measurements in the Ross Sea to study the Ross Sea basin [K101_1980_1981_NZ_1]
Geophysical and oceanographic investigations were conducted in the Ross Sea during a McMurdo Sound to McMurdo Sound charter aboard the MV Benjamin Bowring. The main geophysical program was designed ...


72. Gravity and seismic data in the Windless Bight area, Ross Island and the Dailey Islands to determine possible lithospheric deformation due to the loading by young Ross Island volcanics [K101_1982_1986_NZ_1]
Where loading of the lithosphere by young volcanic piles has occurred, the lithosphere is found to be displaced downward beneath the load and at distances of about 200-300 km from the centre of the ...


73. Investigation of the factors controlling the distribution of desert varnish in the Wright Valley [K008_1972_1973_NZ_1]
An investigation of the factors controlling the distribution of desert varnish in the Wright Valley, Antarctica was conducted. Traverses were made on foot throughout the Wright Valley and revealed ...


74. Investigations of the glaciology and hydrology in the Terra Nova Bay regions [K162_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The occurrence or non-occurrence of both glacial moraines and past sea levels in the Terra Nova Bay area was investigated with a view to establishing a glacial chronology to supplement the Dry Valleys ...


75. McMurdo Sound Sediment and Tectonic Studies (MSSTS) [McMurdo_Sound_Sediment_and_Tectonic_Study]
The main purpose of the MSSTS project is to obtain a record of the early history of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and to date its initiation in the Ross Sea region. In addition, it was hoped to relate ...


76. Measurement of the earth's total magnetic field ahd seismic profile measurements between New Zealand and McMurdo Sound [K004_1963_1964_NZ_1]
Measurements of the earth's total magnetic field was conducted on board the HMNZS Endeavour from New Zealand to McMurdo Sound. Measurements were made with a proton magnetometer designed and trialled ...


77. Reconnaissance of the Balleny Islands [K017_1963_1964_NZ_1]
A reconnaissance expedition took place around the Balleny Islands in the 1963-1964 field season with the objective to examine the four beaches where landings had previously been made and to search ...


78. Seismic reflection data from a 50km line southeast of the summit of Mt Erebus to assess the amplitude and wavelength of crustal flexure associated with the load of the Ross Archipelago [K101_1988_1989_NZ_1]
A joint project between the New Zealand Geophysic Division (now IGNS), Stanford University and the University of Nebraska was conducted to carry out a seismic reflection line of approximate 50 km ...


79. Seismic reflection survey across Hut Point Peninsula to determine the sedimentary sequence under the peninsula to define Cenozoic glacial and volcanic history of the region [K101_1992_1993_NZ_1]
A seismic reflection survey and wide angle reflection experiment was carried out along an 11km profile, starting approximately 8 km east of Hut Point Peninsula and heading west to delineate the sedimentary ...


80. Seismic refraction and reflection measurements of the east-west Antarctic plate boundary near the Lowery Glacier and onto the Ross Ice Shelf, south Victoria Land [K101_1990_1991_NZ_1]
In the 1990-1991 season, a seismic refraction and reflection experiment was completed along a 142 km long line across the transition zone between Ross Embayment and the Transantarctic Mountains, just ...


81. Seismic, gravity, radar and magnetic measurements across the East Antarctic ice sheet from the Transantarctic Mountains to the Wilkes sub-glacial basin [K101_1993_1994_NZ_1]
A geophysical traverse, designed to image the sedimentary layer under the 3 km thick East Antarctic ice sheet, was completed across part of East Antarctic ice cap west of McMurdo Sound. The programme ...


82. Seismograph data from the David Glacier region near Terra Nova Bay to determine the origins of low magnitude seismicity in the area: brittle ice failure, basal shearing beneath the glacier, or tectonic events? [K101_2003_2004_NZ_1]
Temporary seismograph stations placed in the Transantarctic Mountains have recorded regular, low magnitude seismicity. The origin of the quakes could not be uniquely discriminated among brittle ice ...


83. Teleseismic and local earthquake measurements with an digital seismometer array spread between the McKay Glacier and Table Mountain (to the north and south) and Cape Bird and Mt Fleming (to the east and west) [K102_1999_2000_NZ_1]
A digital seismometer array (10 station) was placed in the Transantarctic Mountains over a three month period (November 1999-January 2000) to record teleseismic (distant earthquakes more than 20? ...


84. 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 ...


85. 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 ...


86. K-Ar and Rb-Sr dating of collected rocks from the Priestley Formation, Bowers/Wilson and Bowers/Robertson Bay Terrane boundaries in the Preistley and Mariner Glacier areas, North Victoria Land [K231_1990_1991_NZ_1]
One of the best exposed geological cross sections of the Antarctic continent occurs in the northern sector of the Transantarctic Mountains along the west coast of the Ross Sea in North Victoria Land. ...


87. Rb-Sr dating of Asgard Formation rocks from the Lower Wright Valley and Victoria Valley to determine the age of the oldest basement rocks in the Ross Dependency [K231_1985_1986_NZ_1]
A programme was conducted to determine the age of the oldest basement rocks in the Ross Dependency. The Asgard Formation in the Dry Valleys is a series of metamorphosed sedimentary rocks that form ...


88. Paleomagnetic samples and geological mapping of the basement geology of the Daniels Range and the Rennick Glacier area in North Victoria Land [K017_1981_1982_NZ_1]
A collection of paleomagnetic rock samples including Jurassic volcanics and dolerites, Beacon Supergroup, Devonian-Carboniferous volcanics, Paleozoic Granitoids and Cambrian Volcanics and sediments ...


89. The stratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of surface and subsurface late Cenozoic Ross Sea drift from drill cores taken in the eastern Taylor Valley [K010_1980_1983_NZ_1]
In the 1980/81 and 1982/83 Antarctic field seasons, drilling and mapping were undertaken as part of a programme in the eastern Taylor Valley to investigate the late Cenozoic glacial history of the ...


90. 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 ...


91. 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 ...


92. Geological investigation (mapping, geochronology and geochemical analysis) of West Antarctica Volcanics from Marie Byrd Land [K048_1989_1991_NZ_1]
The West Antarctica Volcano Exploration (WAVE) project was conducted to gain an understanding of the volcanic and geochemical evolution of intraplate volcanoes in West Antarctica and to compare volcanism ...


93. 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 ...


94. 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 ...


95. 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 ...


96. 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 ...


97. 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, ...


98. 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 ...


99. 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 ...


100. 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 ...


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