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Geological and geomorphic data and Sirius Group core analysis (stratigraphy, petrographical analysis, ground temperature and isotope analysis) from Table Mountain to determine the depositional history
Entry ID: K047_1996_1997_NZ_1

Abstract: The depositional and post depositional history of the Sirius Group tillite in the Dry Valleys area was investigated to resolve the ongoing debate as to whether the East Antarctic ice sheet formed 14 million years ago and retained its shape until present day (stabilists view) or if the nearly complete deglaciation of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet occurred 3 million years ago explaining the presence ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.96   S: -77.96   E: 161.97   W: 161.97
  N: -77.93   S: -77.93   E: 160.45   W: 160.45
  N: -77.91   S: -77.91   E: 161.63   W: 161.63
Min Altitude: 1000 Max Altitude: 2200
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 10
Min Altitude: 1000 Max Altitude: 2200
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 10
Min Altitude: 1000 Max Altitude: 2200
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 10

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1996-11-14
Stop Date: 1996-12-19
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01