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Geological surveys, seismology, chemistry, geology and lava sampling at the Mt Erebus summit crater to investigate the behaviour of the volcano
Entry ID: K044_1972_1982_NZ_1

Abstract: An international study of the volcanic activity and geological processes taking place on Mt Erebus were investigated over 10 seasons. The broad program involved several investigations.

Surveys: A survey of the crater layout, camp area, plot of lines of fumeroles, warm areas and depths was conducted. Trig points were established around the summit area and at Tent Island. Tellurometer ... View entire text
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Description: The Mount Erebus Volcano Observatory homepage.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 167.17   W: 167.17
Min Altitude: 3500 Max Altitude: 4020

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1972-12-12
Stop Date: 1973-01-06
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Quality The international investigation of the Mt Erebus crater included investigations from several different scientists and organisations: Victoria University of Wellington, NSF and NIPR.

The Erebus deformation data is in the GNS collections. All the seismic tape recordings and some of the analysis for this period from the Victoria University of Wellington and NIPR ... View entire text
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Email: kyle at nmt.edu
Contact Address:
New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology
City: Socorro
Province or State: NM
Postal Code: 87801
Country: US
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Kyle, P.R. The geology, mineralogy and geochemistry of the Late Cenozoic McMurdo Volcanic Group, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Ph.D., Victoria University of Wellington : . 1976.

Kyle, P.R. Rankin, P.C. Rare earth element geochemistry of Late Cenozoic alkaline lavas of the McMurdo Volcanic Group, Antarctica. Geochimica et cosmochimica acta 40: 1497-1507, 1976.

Kyle, P.R. ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-03
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