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AFI 04/17_02 - Glacial-interglacial changes in the lost drainage basin on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet - Sediment cores collected in the Bellingshausen Sea, 2004
Entry ID: GB-NERC-BAS-AEDC-00272

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Abstract: The main aim of this project was to carry out the first systematic investigation of the former ice drainage basin in the southern Bellingshausen Sea, using sediment cores, swath bathymetry by means of the EM120 multibeam echo sounder and the TOPAS sub-bottom profiling system on RRS James Clark Ross (JR104). Reconnaissance data collected on previous cruises JR04 (1993) and cruises of R/V Polarstern ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -69.0   S: -73.0   E: -76.0   W: -90.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-01-23
Stop Date: 2004-02-13
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2.4 Ma
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Access Constraints The cores are not available yet since they are still in use at BAS. This data is governed by the NERC Data Policy
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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-00272

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Polar Data Centre
British Antarctic Survey
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British Antarctic Survey
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Noormets, R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Larter, R.D., Ó Cofaigh, C., Evans, J. 2009. Morphology of the upper continental slope in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas -implications for sedimentary processes at the shelf edge of West Antarctica., Marine Geology. 258, 100-114 Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Noormets, R., Larter, R.D., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Benetti, S., Evans, J., Pudsey, C.J. ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-08-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23