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51. The Marshall Valley Drilling Project [K021_1985_1986_NZ_1]
Three bore holes were drilled in the Marshall Valley approximately 1km apart to determine the Quaternary glacial stratigraphy of the area. The first hole was 24.52m in depth, the second was 31.92m ...


52. The development of anaerobic enrichment cultures and measurements of the rates of methanogenesis, the turnover of 14C acetate and the degradation of substrates from sediment samples from Bratina Island [K141_1992_1994_NZ_1]
Life in ponds and tidal lagoons of the McMurdo Ice Shelf is dominated by benthic cyanobacterial mats. Anaerobic conditions occur beneath these productive mats. A study was conducted to investigate ...


53. 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 ...


54. 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 ...


55. 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 ...


56. The distribution and petrogenetic realationship of the various granitoids, gneisses, schists and dykes in the St Johns Range [K042_1985_1986_NZ_2]
The distribution of the various granitoids, gneisses, schists and dykes in the St Johns Range was mapped and a representative suite of samples suitable for major and trace element analysis was collected ...


57. 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 ...


58. The frictional resistance of rock joints: evaluation and comparison of field techniques for the determination of joint frictional strength [K009_1983_1984_NZ_1]
Barton's (1973) method of field estimation of joint friction angle was tested on a range of natural joint lithologies. The different methods of field estimation of joint roughness were also compared. ...


59. 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 ...


60. 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 ...


61. 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 ...


62. The geomorphology of the Victoria Valley, the Wright Valley, the Koettlitz Valley and its tributaries and the Olympus Range [K009_1971_1972_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The research was concerned with several aspects of the geomorphology of the Victoria Valley, the Wright Valley, the Koettlitz Valley and its tributaries and the Olympus Range areas. Particular studies ...


63. 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 ...


64. 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 ...


65. The hydrology, glaciology and sediment transport monitoring of the glacial-river-lake system in the Miers Valley, Antarctica [K046_1988_1991_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
A three year hydrological, glaciological and sediment transport monitoring programme was conducted in the Miers Valley. The energy and mass balances of the glacier-river-lake system was investigated ...


66. 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 ...


67. The petrogenesis, petrography, geochemistry and inter-relationships of various dyke intrusives observed in the Wright Valley [K061_1987_1988_NZ_2]
The petrogenesis, petrography, geochemistry and inter-relationships of various dyke intrusives observed in the Wright Valley was investigated. Samples of the different dyke types present were collected ...


68. The physical features and dynamics of Ferrar dolerite dykes and sills within the Allan Hills, Victoria Land [K061_2006_2007_NZ_1]
At Allan Hills, dykes and sills are respectively sub-vertical and sub-horizontal magma bodies of fine textured basaltic rock, remnants of the formation of the Ferrar Large Igneous Province when large ...


69. The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys [K042_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The pre-Devonian structural and metamorphic history of the basement in the Victoria and Wright Valleys, with emphasis on the depth of burial and amount of uplift prior to Beacon sedimentation, was ...


70. The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier, North Victoria Land [K002_1967_1968_NZ_1]
The relationship between major rock groups in the region around the Rennick Glacier was investigated including the Robertson Bay Group (greywacke and argillites), the Bowers Group (shallow water sediments, ...


71. The role of moisture in rock weathering at Gneiss Point, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K056_2002_2005_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Gneiss Point (02-03) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures ...


72. The role of moisture in rock weathering at Teall Island, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K056_2002_2005_NZ_4]   PARENT DIF
Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Teall Island (03-04) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures ...


73. The role of moisture in rock weathering at Terra Nova Bay, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K056_2002_2005_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Terra Nova Bay (03-04) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures ...


74. The role of moisture in rock weathering at Victoria Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K056_2002_2005_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Victoria Valley (02-03) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures ...


75. The stratigraphy and magnetostratigraphy of surface and subsurface late Cenozoic Ross Sea drift from drill cores taken in the eastern Taylor Valley [K010_1980_1983_NZ_1]
In the 1980/81 and 1982/83 Antarctic field seasons, drilling and mapping were undertaken as part of a programme in the eastern Taylor Valley to investigate the late Cenozoic glacial history of the ...


76. The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary (Koettlitz area), South Victoria Land [K061_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The structure and metamorphic development of a mid-crustal shear zone that occurs in the basement rocks east of Mt. Dromedary, South Victoria Land, was determined. The emphasis was on the structural ...


77. Thermophilic bacteria from the geothermally heated soils of the Mt Erebus summit: 1980-1981 [K023_1980_1981_NZ_1]
Geothermally heated soils were collected from the summit of Mt Erebus during the 1980-1981 field season and cultures were analysed for possible thermophilic species. A vist was also made to the McMurdo ...


78. Topographical and geological mapping and investigations of the areas around the Holyoake, Cobham, Swithinbank and Queen Elizabeth Ranges [K002_1964_1965_NZ_1]
Previous mapping of the Miller Range (1961-1962) and the Holyoake Range (60-61) resulted in a generalized stratigraphy for the region but comparisons were tentative as the rock sequences were completely ...


79. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the Queen Maud Mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers [K002_1963_1964_NZ_2]
Geological and topographical surveys were carried out in the mountains bordering the Ross Ice Shelf between the Axel Heiberg and Shackleton Glaciers. The objective was to establish what major rock ...


80. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the area between the Mawson and Preistly Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_1]
Survey work sufficient to provide ground control for topographical mapping was carried out. The area mapped included the part of North Victoria Land bounded by the Mawson Glacier in the south and ...


81. Topographical and geological surveys and biology and soil sampling of the area between the Pennell and Tucker Glaciers to the Oates Land coast in north Victoria Land [K002_1963_1964_NZ_1]
An area roughly bounded by the Matusevich Glacier (157°, 30'E) in the west to the Tucker Glacier in the east and from 72° S north to the Oates Land coast was examined in reconnaissance fashion, including ...


82. Topographical and geological surveys at Carapace Nunatak, Allan Nunatak and the Coombs Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K002_1964_1965_NZ_2]
A detailed geological study of Carapace Nunatak, Allan Nunatak and the Coombs Hills at the head of the Mawson and Mackay Glaciers was conducted. The whole are was systematically covered with three ...


83. Topographical and geological surveys of the area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers, North Victoria Land [K002_1962_1963_NZ_2]
The area at the head of the Priestly, Campbell, Aviator, Mariner and Rennick Glaciers and eastwards to the coast was surveyed by a basic triangulation network and ground photography, some 14,000 square ...


84. Using diamict and glacio-tectonised samples to determine previous glacial overriding in the Allan Hills nunatak [K042_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The character and form of previous glacial overriding in the Allan Hills nunatak was determined by describing and quantifying the glacio-tectonised bedrock from Sirius related glaciations. The Sirius ...


85. Velocity logging of the CIROS-1 drillhole and determination of the geological structure in the immediate vicinity of the CIROS-1 drillhole using seismic reflection techniques (marine airgun sound source) [K042_1986_1987_NZ_1]
Measurement of the downhole velocity of the CIROS-1 drillhole after the completion of drilling by lowering a hydrophone down the drillhole was unsuccessful due to equipment failure. Determination ...


86. Video surveillance recordings and seismic activity of Mt Erebus: 1986-1991, The International Mt Erebus Eruption Mechanism Study (IMEEMS) [K044_1986_1991_NZ_1]
Studies of the location of earthquake foci at Mt Erebus found that eruption earthquakes had an apparent range of depths to 4km, but that infrasonic signals were more consistant with a surface origin. ...


87. Volcanic and geothermal activity of Mt Melbourne [K002_1966_1967_NZ_2]
The southern side of Mt Melbourne was ascended to examine the present day thermal activity and the evidence for historic volcanism of the mountain. Many small recent looking volcanic cones and mounds ...


88. Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits at Mt Watters [K042_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits that comprise Mt Watters were mapped and sampled at Allan Hills to determine the nature of the feature and the eruptive event which produced it. Collected data ...


89. Volcanology and sedimentology of the phreatomagmatic eruptive system of the Mawson Formation in Coombs Hills, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1999_2000_NZ_1]
The volcanology and sedimentology of a phreatomagmatic eruptive system in the Coombs Hills, Victoria Land was investigated to determine how magmatism is initiated and evolves during continental rifting. ...


90. 1:25,000 geological mapping of the St Johns Range from the central Wright Valley to the Mackay Glacier and from the Miller Glacier to west of Victoria Valley [K112_1990_1991_NZ_1]
The DSIRGEO mapping programme in the 1990/91 season was designed to link the area covered in 1989/90 (Convoy Range) with that covered in 1988/89 (Thundergut Sheet). The eventual aim of the programme ...


91. A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (basement lithologies) in South Victoria Land, Antarctica. [K061_1992_1995_NZ_1]
A comparative examination of the origin, structure and metamorphism of the Skelton and Koettlitz Group (Wilson Terrane) was carried out over three field seasons to determine a) if the two groups could ...


92. A detailed study of the origin of Olympus Granite Gneiss [K061_1986_1987_NZ_2]
A detailed study of the Olympus Granite Gneiss with particular emphasis on foliation development and its relationship to deformation of Koettlitz Group metasediments, in an attempt to understand its ...


93. A gravity survey of the Taylor Valley and Dailey Islands [K042_1979_1980_NZ_3]
A gravity survey of the lower Taylor Valley, from New Harbour to the Suess Glacier was completed in the 1977-1978 field season to tie in with the Dry Valley Drilling Project (DVDP) holes and to trace ...


94. A mineralisation survey in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region to determine the geochemical prospecting of the region [K042_1964_1965_NZ_2]
A mineralisation survey was conducted in the Koettlitz-Blue Glacier and Taylor Valley region because previous work in these areas mapped Precambrian basement rocks similar to those found in mineralised ...


95. A reconstruction of the record of volcanic processes within the vent of a large and explosive basaltic eruption in the Mawson Formation in the Allan Hills [K061_2001_2002_NZ_2]
The contact relationship between volcanic deposits and surrounding country rocks of the Beacon Supergroup are steep over a large area. Beyond the landslide deposits along the contact between Beacon ...


96. A seismic refraction survey on sea ice near Butter Point, New Harbour, McMurdo Sound [K042_1980_1981_NZ_1]
A seismic refraction survey was conducted on sea ice near Butter Point to provide data on sediment thickness for possible further drilling and to investigate the cause of a reported gravity anomaly. ...


97. A survey of the Miers and Marshall Valley and Walcott Bay area for dating the formation of the major landforms [K009_1975_1976_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
A few days were spent in the Miers Valley to collect samples of gypsum for geochemical analyses. Surprisingly carbonate "biscuit" similar to that found in the Taylor Valley were found. Thus, we noted ...


98. Age determination of the detrital zircon component of crustal slices of Ross Orogen from the Skelton Glacier and Royal Society Ranges areas [K062_2003_2004_NZ_1]
It is suggested that the Ross Orogeny is composed of a wide variety of crustal slices that are exotic to their present location and were accreted to the East Antarctic craton during the lower paleozoic ...


99. An integrated marine geophysical survey (multibeam bathymetry, chirp sonar, gravity and geomagnetic measurements, with seismic reflection) of the southern Adare Basin region. (R/V Nathaniel B Palmer cruise NBP0701) [K101_2006_2007_NZ_1]
A detailed integrated marine geophysical survey of the sourthern Adare Basin region and a series of detailed seismic transects across the Northern Basin, underlying the north-western Ross Sea continental ...


100. An investigation of the lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence [K026_1976_1977_NZ_4]
The lower Wellar Coal Measure sequence was investigated and extensively sampled. A thin, unusually textured horizon, with the appearance of an ash deposit, was traced along the entire northern side ...


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