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Baseline information on both the modern processes operating on Antarctic beaches and the development of beach ridges in relation to the last glaciation ice retreat and isostatic rebound
Entry ID: K043_1996_1998_NZ_1

Abstract: Beaches in McMurdo Sound have developed since the last glaciation when ice sheets were at their maximum. The weight of the overlying ice, depressed the land, which has slowly rebounded forming a series of beaches. To obtain a height above sea level today, it is necessary to know where sea level was on the raised beach ridges. The process of modern beach formation was investigated to help determine ... View entire text
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Description: The PhD thesis is available online through the Victoria University of Wellington library website. A pdf copy of the thesis is available and the resulting publication follows the thesis in the same pdf.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.77   W: 163.77
  N: -77.35   S: -77.35   E: 163.55   W: 163.55
  N: -77.3   S: -77.3   E: 163.53   W: 163.53
  N: -77.23   S: -77.23   E: 163.8   W: 163.8
  N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 166.15   W: 166.15
  N: -77.48   S: -77.48   E: 163.83   W: 163.83
  N: -72.32   S: -72.32   E: 170.22   W: 170.22
  N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 166.25   W: 166.25
  N: -77.23   S: -77.23   E: 166.47   W: 166.47

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1997-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-02-01
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Quality The thesis and resulting publication is available online at the GET DATA link. Additional data is contained within a CD available with the original thesis. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01