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Seafloor bathymetry and sediment sampling from the southwest corner of McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K042_1982_1983_NZ_3

Abstract: A seafloor bathymetry and sediment sampling program was conducted in McMurdo Sound aboard the USGS GLACIER to take deep water samples not accessible from the sea ice, to sample off Granite Harbour and to obtain continuous depth records from previously uncharted areas in Western McMurdo Sound. Four deep water grab samples were taken in the Bird Basin on the Western side of Ross Island and Beaufort ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -78.0   E: 167.0   W: 162.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-02-12
Stop Date: 1983-02-19
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Pyne, A.R. Ward, B.L. MacPherson, A.J. Barrett, P.J. McMurdo Sound bathymetry. Scale 1:250,000. Wellington: NZ Oceanographic Institute and Victoria University of Wellington. 1985. [NZ Oceanographic Institute miscellaneous series no. 62]
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24