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Geology of possible runway sites in the Davis region, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica
Entry ID: ANARE-98

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Abstract: From the abstract of the referenced publication:

Five possible runway sites have been proposed within 4 km of Davis on the northwestern part of Broad Peninsula, Vestfold Hills. Most are on on thin, young sedimentary sequences on low level flat areas, although two are dominantly on Precambrian basement, one of which is at low elevation.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.54   S: -68.58   E: 78.06   W: 77.96

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Quilty, P.G.
Dataset Title: Geology of possible runway sites in the Davis region, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2007-10-30
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1993-09-30
Stop Date: 1994-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

The maps in the publication (see pdf download) suggest the data are stored in a UTM zone 44 projection based on a WGS72 horizontal datum.

This record has been created by staff at the Australian Antarctic Data Centre, and not the listed personnel, and therefore its accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
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Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Phone: +61 3 6226 2814
Fax: +61 3 6223 2547
Email: P.Quilty at
Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
GPO BOX 252-79
University of Tasmania
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Quilty, P.G. and Franklin D. (1997), Geology of possible runway sites in the Davis region, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica., ANARE Research Notes, 98, 57
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-10-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23