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Pleistocene sedimentary deposits on subantarctic Macquarie Island: Contribution to IGBP-Pages Pole Equator Pole Transect II
Entry ID: ASAC_904

Abstract: Macquarie Island is an emergent part of the Macquarie Ridge Complex composed of ocean-floor rocks of Miocene age now 4000 m above the ocean floor. A number of landforms, including palaeobeaches now above sea level (a.s.l.) on Macquarie Island, were formed by marine erosion during uplift of the island. During the last Pleistocene period of low sea level (c. 20 ka) the island was three times larger ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -54.0   S: -55.0   E: 159.0   W: 158.0
Min Altitude: 0 M Max Altitude: 263 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Selkirk, P.
Dataset Title: Pleistocene sedimentary deposits on subantarctic Macquarie Island: Contribution to IGBP-Pages Pole Equator Pole Transect II
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-09-30
Stop Date: 1996-03-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 340 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 172 ka
Chrono Unit:
Quality Values provided in temporal coverage are approximate only.
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 3094 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Phone: +61 2 9850 8144
Fax: +61 2 9850 8245
Email: pselkirk at
Contact Address:
Macquarie University
Department of Biological Sciences
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
Adamson, D.A., Selkirk, P.M., Price, D.M., Ward, N., Selkirk, J.M. (1996), Pleistocene uplift and palaeoenvironments of Macquarie Island: Evidence from palaeobeaches and sedimentary deposits, Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 130, 2, 25-32
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05