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Stratigraphy of the Pliocene Sorsdal Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica
Entry ID: marine_plain_grain_size

Abstract: The data are grain size analyses conducted by Geoscience Australia of samples collected during drilling the sections at Marine Plain. The results are summarised in the Antarctic science paper on the Stratigraphy of Marine Plain. MPDH2 means Marine Plain Drill Hole No. 2 and A, B are separate parts of the hole The site is marked on the map in the paper. Coordinates are listed on p, 206 of that ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.63   S: -68.63   E: 78.17   W: 78.11

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Quilty, P.G.
Dataset Title: Stratigraphy of the Pliocene Sorsdal Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, East Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2007-07-24
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-10-25
Stop Date: 1994-10-26

Start Date: 1994-12-05
Stop Date: 1994-12-06
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 4.5 Ma
Paleo Stop Date: 4.1 Ma
Chrono Unit:
Quality The dates provided in temporal coverage relate to the dates laboratory work was carried out on the samples (specifically grain size analysis). They do not correspond to the dates that the samples were collected from Marine Plain.

See the referenced paper for further details.
Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. A pdf copy of the referenced paper and of the site maps are also available for download to AAD staff.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 591 kb
Distribution Format: csv, pdf
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Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 2.2 MB
Distribution Format: pdf
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Contact Address:
School of Earth Sciences
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University of Tasmania
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
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Quilty, P.G., Lirio, J.M. and Jillett, D. (2000), Stratigraphy of the Pliocene Formation, Marine Plain, Vestfold Hills, Antarctica., Antarctic Science, 12, 2, 205-216
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-07-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2019-02-01