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CIROS Project: Obtaining Cenozoic history of the Ross Sea by coring sedimentary strata offshore

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Abstract: The CIROS (Cenozoic Investigation in the Western Ross Sea) drilling project was conducted to obtain a record of the early history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the rise of the Transantarctic Mountains. The strata beneath the floor of McMurdo Sound was cored to record the major glacial advances and retreats and to find out when they began. The core was expected to show evidence of the uplift ... View entire text
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Description: The Florida State University Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility stores the CIROS cores. For references to the results, see publications of the Antarctic Research Center, Research School of Earth Sciences, Victoria University of Wellington available for download on this page.
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1.   N: -77.68   S: -77.68   E: 163.53   W: 163.53  
2.   N: -77.58   S: -77.58   E: 164.5   W: 164.5  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1984-10-14
Stop Date: 1984-11-09

Start Date: 1986-10-14
Stop Date: 1986-11-16
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CORING DEVICES Ancillary Description
Quality This was a project was a joint venture between Victoria University of Wellington who coordinated the project, the geophysics division DSIR who supervised the drilling, and the Antarctic Division DSIR who provided the logistical support. All data is contained in the publications and more information is available from the investigators.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
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
Phone: +64 4 463 5336
Fax: +64 4 463 5186
Email: peter.barrett at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctic Research Centre
Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
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Barrett, P.J. Proposals for Cenozoic Investigations in the western Ross Sea (CIROS). New Zealand Antarctic record 4(2): 32-39, 1982.

Barrett, P.J. Polar Drilling Workshop. New Zealand Antarctic record 8(3): 51-53, 1988.

Barrett, P.J. Drill core details Antarctic glacial history. New Zealand Antarctic record 6(3): 39, 1985.

Barrett, P.J. Plio-Pleistocene ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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