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Permian-Triassic Strata for Southern Victoria Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: 0440919

Abstract: The data set consist of rocks samples, stratigraphic columns, and paleocurrent data.

This project studies fossils from two to three hundred million year old rocks in the Allan Hills area of Antarctica. Similar deposits from lower latitudes have been used to develop a model of Permo-Triassic climate, wherein melting of continental glaciers in the early Permian leads to the ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0440919 for Collaborative Research: Reconstructing the High Latitude Permian-Triassic: Life, Landscapes, and Climate Recorded in the Allan Hills, South Victoria Land, Antarctica.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.59   S: -78.8   E: 161.72   W: 159.3
Min Altitude: 5500 Max Altitude: 7500

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-07-01
Stop Date: 2009-06-30
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Data Set Progress
Data Center
United States Polar Rock Repository, Byrd Polar Research Center, The Ohio State University Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: 614-292-5348
Email: curator at, grunow.1 at
Contact Address:
United States Polar Rock Repository
Byrd Polar Research Center
Ohio State University
108 Scott Hall
1090 Carmack Road
City: Columbus
Province or State: Ohio
Postal Code: 43210
Country: USA
Phone: 414-229-2877
Fax: 414-229-5452
Email: jisbell at
Contact Address:
Dept. of Geosciences
Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
PO Box 413
City: Milwaukee
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53201
Country: USA
Henry, L. C., Fraiser, M. L., Limarino, C.O., and Isbell, J. L., in review, Panthalassan margin volcanism: a driver of late Paleozoic deglaciation and extinction?:Journal of South American Earth Sciences (Submitted 8-09).

Briggs, D.E.G., Miller, M.F., Isbell, J. L., and Sidor, C.A., accepted, Permo-Triassic arthropod trace fossils from the Beardmore Glacier area , central ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-10-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24