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AFI 02/37_01 - Identifying terranes in the Antarctic Peninsula using primitive basalt dykes as lithospheric probes - Rock samples collected from Palmer Land and Graham Land in the 2001/2002 field season.
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00400

Abstract: Initial work during the 2001/2002 field season commenced with reconnaissance and sampling in northeast Palmer Land. Over a two month period, outcrop from the Welch Mountains to the Eternity Range was visited, the geology described, and mafic dyke samples collected for analysis. This was followed by a further two months based on the ship HMS Endurance, carrying out helicopter assisted sampling of numerous islands and coastal localities along the western and eastern margin of northern Graham Land. Approximately 200 (400kg of dyke and host rock at Palmer land and 80kg at nine localities in Graham Land) rock samples were collected.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -73.0   E: -63.0   W: -65.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2001-11-01
Stop Date: 2002-02-28
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Data Center
Polar Data Centre, British Antarctic Survey, Natural Environment Research Council, United Kingdom Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00400

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Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
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Antarctic Environmental Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
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City: Cambridge
Province or State: Cambridgeshire
Postal Code: CB3 0ET
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Ferraccioli, F., Jones, P.C., Vaughan, A.P.M. and Leat, P.T. 2006. New aerogeophysical view of the Antarctic Peninsula: more pieces, less puzzle. Geophysical Research Letters, 33, Lo5310, 1-4

Leat, P.T., Dean, A.A., Millar, I.L., Kelley, S.P., Vaughan A.P.M. and Riley, T.R. 2005. Lithospheric mantle domains beneath Antarctica, Geological Society Special Publications , 246 , ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23