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An atlas of the lakes of the Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica - ANARE Research Notes 74
Entry ID: ANARE-74

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The Larsemann Hills are a series of granite and gneiss peninsulas extending into Prydz Bay, between the Amery Ice Shelf and the Sorsdal Glacier. They are dissected by steep-sided valleys produced by at least two glacial stages in the Holocene. There are over 150 freshwater lakes in the hills, ranging from small ponds less than 1 m deep, to glacial ... View entire text
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  N: -69.3   S: -69.7   E: 76.6   W: 76.1

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Gibson, J.A.E. and Burgess, J.
Dataset Title: An atlas of the lakes of the Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica - ANARE Research Notes 74
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Dataset Release Date: 2005-04-12
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-02-28
Quality The initial observations of the Larsemann Hills lakes were undertaken at two levels early in 1987. Firstly a sample of 74 lakes was selected to include a wide range of sizes and depths, degree of ice cover and distance from the ice edge. A rapid survey technique was developed using a helicopter. Each lake was photographed, located and it's altitude recorded using an aneroid barometer. Depth ... View entire text
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Gillieson, D., Burgess, J., Spate, A., Cochrane, A. (1991), An atlas of the lakes of the Larsemann Hills, Princess Elizabeth Land, Antarctica., ANARE Research Notes, 74, 173
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-04-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-03-20