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Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
Entry ID: GGD484

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Abstract: This study assessed the environmental controls, active processes, and resulting landforms of geomorphological phenomena on Marian Island that have a high paleoclimatic indicator value as relict landforms in southern African mountain regions. The data set includes determination of temperature and moisture conditions during cold phases of the Pleistocene. Parameters include soil temperature (at +10 cm, -1 cm, -5 cm, -10 cm, -20 cm and -40 cm at one hour intervals) and sediment movement at four sites. This data set is at risk of being lost.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -46.82   S: -47.13   E: 38.05   W: 37.73

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Jan Boelhouwers and Steve Holness
Dataset Title: Geocryogenic Landforms and Processes on Marian Island, Southern Indian Ocean
Dataset Series Name: GGD484
Dataset Release Date: 2003-06-05
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-05-01
Stop Date: 2005-06-30
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 27 21 9592135
Fax: 27 21 9592438
Email: steve at
Contact Address:
University of the Western Cape
Department of Earth Sciences
Private Bag X17
City: Bellville
Postal Code: 7535
Country: South Africa
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18