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Ages and P-T conditions of metamorphic events in the Windmill Islands
Entry ID: AAS_4191_metamorphic_events

Abstract: The age and conditions of metamorphism of the Windmill Islands were investigated using samples collected in the 2013/2014 field season from locations throughout the Windmill Islands region. The Windmill Islands vary in metamorphic grade, from amphibolite-facies in the north, to high-grade granulite-facies in the south. Samples were selected from peninsulas and islands from north to south to ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -65.0   S: -67.0   E: 111.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Morrissey, L.J., Hand, M. and Clark, C.
Dataset Title: Ages and P-T conditions of metamorphic events in the Windmill Islands
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2017-08-18
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2014-01-01
Stop Date: 2014-01-31
Quality No problems with data collection.

Some data were obtained from a PhD thesis completed in the 1990s by Nichola Post.

Regarding sample locations: The LM and KM series are moraine samples, and therefore there is just a location for the areas in the moraine visited (three moraine locations in total, 2 for the LM series and 1 for the KM series), but each sample doesn't have a unique location.
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Postal Code: 7050
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University of Adelaide
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Province or State: South Australia
Postal Code: 5005
Country: Australia
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Morrissey, Hand and Kelsey (2017), A curious case of agreement between conventional thermobarometry and phase equilibria modelling in granulites: new constraints on P-T estimates in the Antarctica segment of the Musgrave-Albany-Fraser-Wilkes Orogen, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, doi:doi: 10.1111/jmg.12266

Morrissey, Payne, Hand, Clark, Taylor, Kirkland and Kylander-Clark (2017), Linking the Windmill Islands, east Antarctica and the Albany-Fraser Orogen: Insights from U-Pb zircon geochronology and Hf isotopes, Precambrian Research, 293, 131-149, doi:
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2014-12-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10