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1. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys - K020_2008_2012_NZ_1 [K020_2008_2012_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


2. Petrology and geochemistry of alkaline and granitoid intrusions, Pipecleaner Glacier region, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1989_1990_NZ_2]
The primary aim was to extend the field mapping, undertaken by previous MSc students from Otage University in Southern Victoria Land. The area mapped included the Miers Valley and around the Pipecleaner ...


3. 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 ...


4. A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (basement lithologies) in South Victoria Land, Antarctica. [K061_1992_1995_NZ_1]
A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (Wilson Terrane) was carried out over three field seasons to determine a) if the two groups could ...


5. A detailed study of the origin of Olympus Granite Gneiss [K061_1986_1987_NZ_2]
A detailed study of the Olympus Granite Gneiss with particular emphasis on foliation development and its relationship to deformation of Koettlitz Group metasediments, in an attempt to understand its ...


6. A gravity survey of the Taylor Valley and Dailey Islands [K042_1979_1980_NZ_3]
A gravity survey of the lower Taylor Valley, from New Harbour to the Suess Glacier was completed in the 1977-1978 field season to tie in with the Dry Valley Drilling Project (DVDP) holes and to trace ...


7. A mineralisation survey in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region to determine the geochemical prospecting of the region [K042_1964_1965_NZ_2]
A mineralisation survey was conducted in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region because previous work in these areas mapped Precambrian basement rocks similar to those found in mineralised ...


8. A reconstruction of the record of volcanic processes within the vent of a large and explosive basaltic eruption in the Mawson Formation in the Allan Hills [K061_2001_2002_NZ_2]
The contact relationship between volcanic deposits and surrounding country rocks of the Beacon Supergroup are steep over a large area. Beyond the landslide deposits along the contact between Beacon ...


9. A seismic refraction survey on sea ice near Butter Point, New Harbour, McMurdo Sound [K042_1980_1981_NZ_1]
A seismic refraction survey was conducted on sea ice near Butter Point to provide data on sediment thickness for possible further drilling and to investigate the cause of a reported gravity anomaly. ...


10. 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 ...


11. Age determination of the detrital zircon component of crustal slices of Ross Orogen from the Skelton Glacier and Royal Society Ranges areas [K062_2003_2004_NZ_1]
It is suggested that the Ross Orogeny is composed of a wide variety of crustal slices that are exotic to their present location and were accreted to the East Antarctic craton during the lower paleozoic ...


12. An integrated marine geophysical survey (multibeam bathymetry, chirp sonar, gravity and geomagnetic measurements, with seismic reflection) of the southern Adare Basin region. (R/V Nathaniel B Palmer cruise NBP0701) [K101_2006_2007_NZ_1]
A detailed integrated marine geophysical survey of the sourthern Adare Basin region and a series of detailed seismic transects across the Northern Basin, underlying the north-western Ross Sea continental ...


13. 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 ...


14. Analysis of outcoming gas from the CIROS drill holes [K211_1984_1985_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
The outcoming gas from the CIROS drill holes was monitored with the composition analysed by gas chromatograph. 10 measurements were made for outcoming gas. Oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide were ...


15. Analysis of shallow cores (stratigraphy, thickness and facies analysis, ageing) from Allan Hills and Table Mountain and assessment of contamination of diesel drilling fluid from DVDP-6 core, Lake Vida, 1972 [K047_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Shallow coring of permafrost glacial sediments was completed of the Sirius Group at Allan Hills to provide stratigraphic cores for thickness and facies analysis and at Table Mountain for comparative ...


16. 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 ...


17. Broadband seismic wavefield data recorded at a temporary array in the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) [TAM-bband-9900]
These earthquake data contain broadband seismic wavefield recordings, as recorded by a temporary array placed in the Trans-antarctic Mountains during the summer of 1999-2000. The experiment was carried ...


18. CIROS Project: Obtaining Cenozoic history of the Ross Sea by coring sedimentary strata offshore [K001_CIROS_PROJECT]
The CIROS (Cenozoic Investigation in the Western Ross Sea) drilling project was conducted to obtain a record of the early history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the rise of the Transantarctic Mountains. ...


19. 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 ...


20. Collaborative Research: Geochemical transect from oceanic Adare Basin to adjacent continental Adare Peninsula: implications for the origin of intraplate (HIMU-like) alkaline magmas [SIO_BGSU_ADARE_GEOCHEM]
Detailed analytical studies are still being conducted on Adare Basin samples, but preliminary results for their major element, trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions resemble those of volcanic ...


21. 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 ...


22. Comparative studies of pebble and sediments from known sedimentary environments (Taylor Glacier, Table Mountain and Crary Ice Rise) with those found in a DVDP core [K042_1974_1975_NZ_1]
Examination of the cores from the Dry Valley Drilling Project consisted of, among other studies, grain size, pebble and magnetic investigations. Pebble and sediment sampling from known sedimentary ...


23. 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 ...


24. Description of the Permian strata in north Victoria Land [K042_1981_1982_NZ_2]
The Beacon Supergroup of northern Victoria Land, a coal bearing alluvial plain sequence, was investigated. 17 localities were visited between Gair Mesa and the Lanterman Range in north Victoria Land ...


25. 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 ...


26. Detailed investigation of the basement geology of the St Johns range, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Mapping of the plutonic intrusions [K061_1990_1991_NZ_2]
Field work was carried out on basement rocks in the St. Johns Range, McMurdo Dry Valleys. Rock samples of dyke swarms exposed in homogenous granite on the Kukri erosion surface were collected, granitoid ...


27. Detailed investigation of the basement geology of the St Johns range, Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica: Structural and lithological mapping of the Koettlitz Group [K061_1990_1991_NZ_1]
Variations in lithology and structure were mapped to try and determine a relationship between metamorphism, deformation and pluton intrusion in an orogenic belt and to propose an origin for the orthogneiss ...


28. 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 ...


29. Determination of a polar wander path for Beacon Supergroup at Mount Bastion, West Beacon and Table Mountain [K042_1978_1979_NZ_1]
The Beacon Supergroup in the McMurdo Sound region is a flat lying continental sequence about 2000m thick and ranging in age from Early Devonian to Late Triassic (400 to 180 my BP). A polar wander ...


30. Determination of deposition, sediment transport direction and age of New Mountain Sandstone (Beacon Supergroup) at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valleys region [K042_1974_1975_NZ_4]
The New Mountain Sandstone, the lowest formation of the Beacon Supergroup was studied in detail at various localities in the Royal Society Range and Dry Valley's region to determine its environment ...


31. Determination of the Sirius Group (Neogene deposits) mode of deposition at Allan Hills, Mt Feather and Table Mountain [K042_1997_2001_NZ_1]
An ancient glacial deposit termed the Sirius Group is a collection of Neogene deposits that crop out at high elevations throughout the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM). The paleoflow direction and how ...


32. 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 ...


33. 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 ...


34. 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 ...


35. Dismal Geology: a study of magmatic and subsolidus processes in a carbonated alkaline intrusion, Southern Victoria Land. [K061_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The Granite Harbour Intrusives of Southern Victoria Land are comprised of a range of dominantly silica oversaturated rocks. Saturated and undersaturated intrusions are also present but are subordinate ...


36. Dynamics and change of the Darwin Hatherton Glacial System [K056_2006_2010_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
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 ...


37. Early geological, glaciology and biological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, the Koettlitz Glacier area and Darwin Glacier area by Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expeditions [K042_1957_1963_NZ_1]
The Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition (VUWAE) was mounted to complete the detailed investigations of the extensive ice free area of Victoria Land between the Taylor and Mackay ...


38. Evaluation of a portable drill for obtaining orientated paleomagnetic samples and detailed mapping and sampling of McMurdo volcanics for petrographic examination and detailed geochemistry studies [K042_1971_1972_NZ_1]
An evaluation of the use a portable drill for obtaining oriented paleomagnetic samples was undertaken on Ross Island. In all, 19 sites were sampled using the drill at Cape Crozier, Cape Bird, Cape ...


39. 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 ...


40. Examination of the Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges [K042_1968_1969_NZ_1]
The Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges was investigated in two phases. The first phase involved visits to ranges and nunataks around the Skelton Neve ...


41. Examination of the Buckeye Tillite formation, the trace fossils within the Devonian Horlick formation and the Permian Coal Measure in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1983_1984_NZ_1]
A second season of field work was undertaken in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains as a three fold geological study to complete the stratigraphy of the area. This included an analysis of the ...


42. Examination of the Cenozoic glaciomarine deposits, moraines and benches of Black Island and Brown Peninsula [K042_1975_1976_NZ_1]
Correlation of Cenozoic glaciomarine deposits, moraines and benches of Black Island and Brown Peninsula was conducted. Flat coastal areas at the north-western end of Black Island were found to consist ...


43. Field and petrographic descriptions of the outcrops of the McMurdo Volcanic Group in the Royal Society Ranges, northwest of the Koettlitz Glacier [K002_1977_1978_NZ_2]
Detailed field and petrographic observations of the outcrops of McMurdo Volcanics Group in the Southern Foothills of the Royal Society Range from Foster Crater in the south to Marshall Valley in the ...


44. 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. ...


45. 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 ...


46. 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 ...


47. Frio Shear Zone: investigation of a major tectonic boundary in South Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1999_2000_NZ_2]
The Frio Shear Zone (FSZ) is a 4km wide, ductile shear zone, forming the boundary between two structural blocks, Walcott Block to the southwest and Dry Valleys Block to the northeast, in South Victoria ...


48. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K020_2008_2009_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


49. GPR profiles and sediment samples from raised beaches along the McMurdo Sound coast to understand the composition, make up and mode of contruction of the beaches [K015_1998_2000_NZ_1]
Due to the continued uplift of the coastline as a response to the retreat of the last glacial maximum ice sheet, beaches are raised above the level of wave and ice push activity and are essentially ...


50. GPR surveys and sand samples for OSL dating and studies of grainsize, petrology and sediment provenance of Victoria Valley sand dunes [K015_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The structure and evolution of sand dunes in Victoria Valley was investigated by completing a GPR survey (with 50, 100, 200, 250, 400, 450 and 900 MHz antennae) to successfully image dune structure ...


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