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51. Sediment cores from Lakes Fryxell, Lake Bonney and Lake Joyce, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica [K022_2002_2003_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
Cores were taken from lakes in the McMurdo Oasis to identify and date periods of low lake level to add to the existing record of periods of high lake level, with the intention of comparing the isotopic ...


52. Sedimentological and palaentological examination of the Devonian Horlick formation in the Ohio Range of the Horlick Mountains [K026_1979_1980_NZ_1]
15 sections of the Horlick formation were measured in detail along the Ohio escarpment from Discovery Ridge to Lackey Ridge. The Ohio Range contains the only well exposed record of unequivocally marine ...


53. Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay [K042_1974_1975_NZ_2]
As part of the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, the area of the McMurdo Sound drill hole was surveyed with a seismic survey profile and extended to cover the whole of the McMurdo Sound region to determine ...


54. Sequencing of the metallothionein gene using the RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction) method in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki to determine the exposure of Antarctic fish to heavy metals [K014_1997_1999_NZ_1]
The development and application of a new molecular approach for quantifying the exposure of Antarctic fish to heavy metals was tested. The approach uses quantitative RT-PCR (reverse transcriptase ...


55. Short term climate measurements and permafrost and soil moisture content of coastal mountain zones: Coombs Hills, Convoy Range and Asgard Range [K150_1994_1995_NZ_1]
Permafrost and soil moisture properties were measured at 15 sites in the Coombs Hills and Northwind Glacier and from 2 additional sites in the Asgard Range and the lower Barwick Valley to determine ...


56. Skua chick survival rates under two experimental conditions, experimentally fed and siblings contained in separate enclosures [K017_1993_1994_NZ_1]
Skuas at high latitiudes have high chick mortality shortly after the chicks hatch due to the older chick chasing the younger and smaller chick from the nest area where it starves or becomes predated. ...


57. Skua studies (population numbers, territorial behaviour, the breeding cycle, mortality and the effect of the penguin colonies on normal activity of skuas) at Cape Royds and Cape Hallett colonies [K017_1959_1960_NZ_1]
The penguin and skua colonies at Cape Royds were used to study skua-penguin association. A population count of skuas (Catharaeta maccormicki) at Cape Royds was conducted from late October to late ...


58. Snow pit sampling and ice cores (from Dome C) used to measured the cosmogenic radionucleide 32Si for depositional variation and determination of half life for radiometric dating methods [K110_2003_2004_NZ_1]
Ice core records are very useful for determining past climate because they store a wide variety of proxies for climate forcing and climate response. Accurate dating of ice cores is crucial to making ...


59. Soil pit description and analysis (thin sections, cation and anion chemistry of soluble salts) from Beacon, Arena and Pearce Valley to determine the origin of ground ice at high elevations in the Dry Valleys [K047_2001_2002_NZ_1]
The origin of ground ice at high elevations (>1000m) throughout the Dry Valleys of Antarctica was investigated as the origin is unclear because there is no obvious comtemporary source of water. A ...


60. Soil properties (i.e. degree of soil weathering, nutrient contents, etc) in the Walcott Bay/Brown Peninsula area [K150_1987_1988_NZ_2]
The properties of the soils in the Walcott Bay/Brown Peninsula area was investigated (i.e. degree of soil weathering, nutrient contents, etc) to help determine if this is a source area for materials ...


61. Soil salt concentrations as indicators of prior lake levels: Lakes Bonney and Vanda [K009_1973_1974_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
In the belief that geochemical techniques may assist to unravel the complexities of the Antarctic glacial moraine, a project was undertaken to investigate the concentrations of salts in the soils ...


62. Soil studies of the Ross Sea Region 1959-2009 [K150_1959_2009_NZ_1]
Antarctic soils have been investigated in the Ross Sea Region for 50 years. The cumulative studies have resulted in a large literature base of knowledge on various subjects on the soils from various ...


63. Soil temperature and moisture levels from Alatna and Towle Valley in the Convoy Range, near Arena Valley and the Walcott Bay area [K150_1987_1988_NZ_3]
Information about soil temperature and soil moisture levels from as many other locations as possible were collected to help establish the definition and classification of cold aridisols. Measurements ...


64. Soil, relic ice, permafrost, Hart Ash and granite samples from the Lower Victoria Valley, Beacon Valley, near the Meserve Glacier in Wright Valley, and Kennar Valley to determine the deposition of this ice [K047_2004_2006_NZ_1]
Ancient glacial ice that has stagnated and lies buried underneath rock debris has been found in the Beacon Valley and more recently in several other valleys. This ice poses the possibility of obtaining ...


65. Southern Victoria Land Geological Map, 1:250 000, GNS Science [K105_2008_2009_NZ_2]
Geological field observations collected from New Harbour, Kukri Hills, Ferrar Glacier, Bettle Peak, Blue Glacier, Mt Lister, Salmon Valley, Cape Chocolate and Walcott Bay; of basement rock, Beacon ...


66. Statigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area [K026_1976_1977_NZ_2]
The stratigraphy of the Heimdall and Conrow Glacier area was determined to compliment earlier work carried out by Victoria University Antarctic Expeditions to define the stratigraphy of the area between ...


67. Strain meter measurements of sea ice under the influence of a moving load from the sea ice runway near McMurdo Station [K131_1983_1985_NZ_1]
Using a strain meter, with a 500 mm gauge length, the influence of a moving load on the strain produced in sea ice was measured firstly by driving a vehicle (ford pickup) on the sea ice runway near ...


68. Stratigraphic section description and processing of phytoliths and pollen (microfossils) samples from Wellar Coal Measures, the Feather Sandstone and Lashley Formation from Allan Hills [K042_2001_2002_NZ_1]
Stratigraphic sections from the Weller Coal Measures, the Feather Sandstone, and the Lashley Formation were described from the Allan Hills. 115 samples were taken from these rocks and processes for ...


69. Structural evolution of northern Walcott Bay, South Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1993_1994_NZ_1]
Extensive field mapping was carried out in the Hidden Valley area to extend the mapping undertaken in previous years. Several samples were collected and were used to determine the geochemical and ...


70. Survey of invertebrates, lichen, mosses and soil microbiology in the Shackleton, Scott and Beardmore Glacier regions. [K020_2009_2010_NZ_1]
A survey of biodiversity in the Central and Southern Transantarctic mountains including: Invertebrates (Collembola, Acari, Nematoda, Tardigrada, Rotifera); Lichens, Mosses, and Soil microbiology. ...


71. Survey of soils and soil temperatures in the Ross Sea Region from Cape Hallett to the Shackleton Glacier for evidence of soil processes operating in Antarctica [K150_1964_1965_NZ_1]
Soils in the Ross Sea Region were investigated for evidence of any soil processes operating in Antarctica. Two field seasons were used to sample and investigate the region. Sites visited in the first ...


72. Survey of soils in the Scott Glacier Region [K150_1969_1970_NZ_1]
Soils in the region of the Robert Scott Glacier was surveyed and sampled. This project was undertaken in conjunction with work by R Katz and B Waterhouse from Geological Survey. The sites visited ...


73. Systematic survey and abundance investigations of the microfauna (tardigrades, nematodes and rotifers) in the meltpools of the McMurdo Ice Shelf [K053_1987_1988_NZ_2]
Quantitative examinations of the microfauna associated with the algal felts in small melt pools on the McMurdo Ice Shelf in the vicinity of Bratina Island off the northen tip of Brown Peninsula was ...


74. The Derrick Peak Meteorite Occurrence [K009_1978_1979_NZ_2]
While investigating the moraine deposits and geology on the northeast ridge of Derrick Peak above the Hatherton and McCraw Glacier, an important impact site of a meteorite shower was discovered. The ...


75. The Devonian trace fossils of the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area [K026_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The principle aim of this expedition was to extend the knowledge of Devonian trace fossils in the Taylor Group in the Darwin Glacier area, to relate them to earlier published research in the Dry Valley ...


76. The Ferrar Dolerite intrusives of Terra Cotta Mountain, McMurdo Dry Valleys [K061_1987_1988_NZ_3]
The Ferrar Dolerite Group intrusives exposed on the north face of Terra Cotta Mountain on the Upper Taylor Glacier was studied in detail and then expanded to a more regional scale. The work was an ...


77. The Heimdall Erosion surface [K051_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion surface between Mt Jason, Mt Hercules, Mt Electra, Balham Valley, Vashka Lake and Sponsors Peak was investigated with the aim to evaluate the tectonic setting of early Beacon ...


78. The Heimdall and Kukri Erosion surfaces [K051_2007_2008_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion Surface was followed southwards from the Olympus Range through the Asgard Range and onward to the mountains south of the Taylor-Ferrar Glaciers where it is said to die out or ...


79. The albedo and ice transmissity at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ_7]   PARENT DIF
The albedo of the Wright Lower Glacier was monitored over two seasons (05-06 and 06-07) to help determine the seasonal melt regime of the glacier by using data from a climate station and manual measurements ...


80. The amount of melt water from a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ_6]   PARENT DIF
The seasonal melt regime of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Dry Valleys, Antarctica was investigated and monitored over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07). An appreciation of the ...


81. The assessment of the persistence of human impacts (field party disturbances) in the Asgard Range, Barwick Valley (both sites disturbed 30 years prior) and at Marble Point (disturbed up to 5 years prior) [K150_1994_1995_NZ_2]
The assessment of the persistence of human impacts was made by examining sites that had been disturbed by field parties up to thirty years previous in the Asgard Range (6 sites) and Barwick Valley ...


82. The behaviour of dry based glaciers and the interpretation of Pleistocene glacial deposits from glaciers in the Dry Valleys, Antarctica [K064_1994_2005_NZ]   CHILD DIFs
The formation of deposits and landforms at the margin of alpine glaciers in the Dry Valleys (The Suess Glacier, Taylor Glacier and Rhone Glacier in the Taylor Valley, the Wright Lower Glacier in the ...


83. The breeding behaviour (territorial behaviour, male quality, movement and mating success) of male and female Weddell seals in relation to reproductive success during the breeding season [K027_1997_2001_NZ_1]
The breeding behaviour of the Weddell seal, Leptonychotes weddelli at the Turtle Rock colony in McMurdo Sound was studied over four breeding seasons. The aim was to quantify the male and female behaviour ...


84. The breeding success (timing of laying, hatching, creche formation, causes of failure and posture thermoregulation) of adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) at Cape Bird, Ross Island [K121_1977_1978_NZ_1]
A section of the Northern Rookery at Cape Bird, Ross Island, adelie penguin rookery was chosen as a study area. Birds were caught, banded and given an alpha numeric number for identification purposes. ...


85. The direction of magma flow and behaviour of the magma in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Pandora Spyre and Terra Cotta Mountain, Victoria Land [K061_2007_2008_NZ_1]
Exposed at Terra Cotta Mountain and Pandora Spyre are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock which cut across older pale colored sedimentary rocks. The pathway the magma took to the earth's surface ...


86. The direction of magma flow in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Coombs Hills, Victoria Land [K061_2005_2006_NZ_1]
Exposed at Coombs Hills are vertical bladelike bodies of basaltic rock that cut across older white sedimentary rocks and through deposits of a Jurassic volcanic complex (Mawson Formation). The majority ...


87. The direction of magma flow in the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province 180 million years ago, Mt Gran and Terra Cotta Mountain, Victoria Land [K061_2004_2005_NZ_1]
An outcrop of the 'plumbing system' of one of the largest volcanic events known was investigated at Mt Gran and Terra Cotta Mountain (Victoria Land) to determine how magma reached the surface to feed ...


88. The distribution of intrusive plutonic igneous rocks at Reeves Bluff and the Western Worcester Ranges by geological mapping and geochemical and geochronological analysis of samples [K062_2001_2002_NZ_1]
The relationship between the processes of metamorphism, magmatism and deformation that took place during the Ross Orogeny has been investigated. Previous work has established that the relationship ...


89. The distribution of path lengths taken by light as it scatters through sea ice [K132_1990_1993_NZ_1]
The spatial spreading of light introduced at a point on the surface of the ice and the temporal spreading of a brief pulse of light injected at a point was measured to clarify the details of the interaction ...


90. The diversity of the microflora and microfauna and the thermal and moisture regimes of soils from contaminated and pristine soils from Scott Base, Marble Point and Bull Pass, Wright Valley [K123_1998_1999_NZ_1]
The impact of fuel spills on the biological, chemical and physical properties of Antarctic soils was investigated. Soil surface samples and soil profile samples (pits dug down to the ice cemented ...


91. The fluvial depositional processes that formed the Triassic strata throughout south Victoria Land [K042_1982_1983_NZ_5]
The exposed Triassic strata throughout south Victoria Land was investigated to establish a set of palaeohydraulic models that best represent the fluvial depositional processes that operated during ...


92. The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area [K002_1960_1961_NZ_2]
The geology of the Nimrod Glacier - Beaumont Bay area was examined to describe the structure, formation and depositional history of the region. Three types of sedimentary rock types were present in ...


93. The geology of the Northern Britannia Range between the Hatherton and Byrd Glaciers [K009_1978_1979_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The geology of the Northern Britannia Range between the Hatherton and Byrd Glaciers was mapped and the landforms, soils and glacial history of the range was investigated. A four man team man-hauled ...


94. The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glaciers and Franklin Island, north Victoria Land [K002_1966_1967_NZ_3]
The geology of the ridges between the Campbell and Aviator Glacier, north Victoria Land, was investigated. The oldest rocks in the area are early Paleozoic or PreCambrian metasediments and metavolcanics ...


95. The geotechnical properties of Ferrar dolerites [K025_1987_1988_NZ_1]
A study of the strength of dolerites in the Dry Valleys region of Antarctica was undertaken in order to define the range of geomechanical properties expressed by these rocks and to examine the relationship ...


96. The geothermal and volcanic activity of Mt Melbourne and Mt Erebus [K044_1972_1973_NZ_1]
The geology and the geothermal and volcanic activity of Mt Melbourne and Mt Erebus was investigated by surveying the summit craters of each volcano. At Mt Melbourne, the thermal activity was investigated ...


97. The hydrology (pattern of flow and composition of meltwater) of a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ]   CHILD DIFs
The seasonal melt regime of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Dry Valleys, Antarctica was investigated and monitored over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07). The water cycle, which ...


98. The installation of a tide gauge and a meteorological mast at Cape Roberts [K042_1988_1990_NZ_1]
A tide gauge was installed on the fast ice on the eastern side of Cape Roberts and recorded continuously for fifty days (19 November, 1988 to 8 January, 1989) - first continuous tide record from the ...


99. The interactions between a polar glacier tongue (Mackay Glacier Tongue and Blue Glacier), sediment and sea water at the grounding line using an ROV [K042_1991_1992_NZ_1]
The Mackay Glacier Tongue and Blue Glacier was explored with a submersible remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to determine whether sediment was being shielded by freezing or melting out onto the sea ...


100. The mechanics of basin formation processes of Beacon sediments in south Victoria Land [K042_1989_1990_NZ_4]
The Taylor and Victoria Group sediments in south Victoria Land were investigated to determine the mechanics of basin formation processes. Beacon sediments between Mt Metschel in the south and Robinson ...


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