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Thermochronologic and modelling test for a Mesozoic West Antarctic Plateau
Entry ID: NSF-ANT07-39781

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Abstract: This project studies formation of the TransAntarctic Mountains (TAM) through numerical modeling based on cooling histories of apatite mineral grains. The TAM are the highest and longest rift-related mountain range in the world. Various models for their uplift have been proposed, the most provocative of which is that they are not uplifted, but instead are the eroded remnant of a plateau. This ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0739781
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.79   S: -80.44   E: 160.1   W: 155.78

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-09-01
Stop Date: 2012-08-31
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Dataset ID: NSF-ANT07-39781

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Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Phone: 323-259-2553
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Department of Geology
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Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 90041
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-07
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24