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McMurdo Sound Sediment and Tectonic Studies (MSSTS)
Entry ID: McMurdo_Sound_Sediment_and_Tectonic_Study

Abstract: The main purpose of the MSSTS project is to obtain a record of the early history of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and to date its initiation in the Ross Sea region. In addition, it was hoped to relate the offshore sedimentary sequence in McMurdo Sound to the strata cored inland of the Transantarctic Mountain Front and hence gauge the extent of late Cenozoic movement. Preliminary investigations were ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: This link takes you to the page in the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Facility at Florida State University that covers the MSSTS study. There is a link to a PDF copy of the MSSTS Project Report.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 164.39   W: 164.39
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 229.6 M BELOW SEAFLOOR

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1979-10-21
Stop Date: 1979-11-22
ROCK CORERS Ancillary Description
Quality The results from studies using the rock cores are all published. Actual cores are stores at the Antarctic Marine Geology Research Uni of Florida State University. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
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
Contact Address:
Antarctic Research Centre
Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01