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Stability, Glaciological and Depositional Conditions of Continental Ice Sheet Edge at Vestfold Hills
Entry ID: ASAC_275

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The East Antarctica ice sheet advanced onto the continental shelf during the last glaciation but appears to have been thinner (less than 300 m) than previously hypothesised and probably did not everywhere extend to the edge of the continental shelf. ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.55   S: -68.55   E: 78.25   W: 78.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Colhoun, E.A.
Dataset Title: Stability, Glaciological and Depositional Conditions of Continental Ice Sheet Edge at Vestfold Hills
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-09-30
Stop Date: 1995-03-31
Quality Values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.
Access Constraints PDF copies of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
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Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 7,649 kb
Distribution Format: pdf
Fees: free
Colhoun E.A. (1993), Studies of Cainozoic environmental change in Tasmania and coastal east Antarctica: a review., Australian Geographer, 24, 1, 3-11

Colhoun E. (1991), A review of the evidence for the expansion and retreat of the East Antarctic ice sheet in the central sector of the Australian A (60 degrees - 120 degrees E) during the last glaciation., Polar Record, 27, 163, 345 - 355
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-07-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24