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RUI: The Transition from Subduction to Extensional Magmatism in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica
Entry ID: NSF-ANT06-36269

Abstract: This project is a field and laboratory based investigation of the Vanda dike swarm in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica. These dikes crosscut Cambro-Ordovician granitoid plutons produced during the Ross Orogeny, and mark the transition between the cessation of subduction and the onset of extensional magmatism. Many dying convergent plate margins convert to extensional magmatism, and the Dry Valleys ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0636269
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.5   S: -77.54   E: 161.55   W: 161.93

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-07-15
Stop Date: 2009-06-30
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United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
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Dataset ID: NSF-ANT06-36269

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
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Colgate University
City: Hamilton
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 13346
Country: US
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24