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Central Scotia Seafloor and the Drake Passage Deep Ocean Current Gateway
Entry ID: NSF-ANT06-36850

Abstract: This project studies the opening of the Drake Passage between South America and Antarctica through a combined marine geophysical survey and geochemical study of dredged ocean floor basalts. Dating the passage's opening is key to understanding the formation of the circum-Antarctic current, which plays a major role in worldwide ocean circulation, and whose formation is connected with growth of the ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0636850
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -52.0   S: -62.0   E: -35.0   W: -70.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-07-15
Stop Date: 2009-06-30
Data Set Progress
Data Center
United States Antarctic Program Data Center Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Email: info at
Contact Address:
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
61 Route 9W
City: Palisades
Province or State: NY
Postal Code: 10964
Country: USA
Email: ian at
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University of Texas Institute for Geophysics
City: Austin
Province or State: TX
Postal Code: 78758
Country: US
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12