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Geology & Seismic Stratigraphy of the Antarctic Margin

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series, Volume 71.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has greatly affected global climate, sea level, ocean circulation, and southern hemisphere biota during Cenozoic times. Much of our understanding of the evolution of the ice sheet has been inferred from isotopic studies on distant deep-ocean sediments, because few Cenozoic rocks are exposed on the Antarctic continent. Yet, large differences occur between past ice volumes inferred from isotopic studies and those inferred from low-latitude sea-level variation. The massive quantities of glacially transported terrigenous sediments that lie beneath the Antarctic continental margin provide an additional, more direct record of the inferred ice sheet fluctuations. Volume 68 addresses the history of ice sheet fluctuations as recorded by geological and geophysical investigations of selected areas of the Antarctic continental margin. As described below, the volume gives data and results from on-going research by a major multinational project directed toward better understanding the impact of Antarctic Ice Sheet fluctuations on global sea levels and climates.

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This package contains three parts: a bound volume comprising traditional science papers based on material presented at the International ANTOSTRAT Symposium in 1994; a seismic stratigraphic atlas that includes a text description and paper images of more than 45 maps, seismic reflection profiles, and drill-site correlations for the Ross Sea; and two CD-ROMs that contain the digital data from which the atlas text, maps, and seismic reflection profiles were made plus digital navigation data. Intended for students and scientists seeking better understanding of the fluctuations of the Cenozoic Antarctic Ice Sheet and their signature in the geologic record from the circum- Antarctic continental margin.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has greatly affected global climate, sea level, ocean circulation, and southern hemisphere biota during Cenozoic times. Much of our understanding of the evolution of the ice sheet has been inferred from isotopic studies on distant deep-ocean sediments, because few Cenozoic rocks are exposed on the Antarctic continent. Yet, large differences occur between past ice volumes inferred from isotopic studies and those inferred from low-latitude sea-level variation. The massive quantities of glacially transported terrigenous sediments that lie beneath the Antarctic continental margin provide an additional, more direct record of the inferred ice sheet fluctuations. Volume 68 addresses the history of ice sheet fluctuations as recorded by geological and geophysical investigations of selected areas of the Antarctic continental margin. As described below, the volume gives data and results from on-going research by a major multinational project directed toward better understanding the impact of Antarctic Ice Sheet fluctuations on global sea levels and climates.

Table of Contents

The Antarctic Research Series
Board of Associate Editors xi

Preface
Peter F. Barker and Alan K. Cooper xiii

Cenozoic Tectonic, Sedimentary and Glacial History of the Continental Shelf West of
Graham Land, Antarctic Peninsula
R. D. Larter, M Rebesco, L. E. Vanneste, L. A. P. Gamboa, and P. F. Barker 1

The History of Sedimentation on the Continental Rise West of the Antarctic Peninsula
Michele Rebesco, Robert D. Larter, Peter F. Barker, Angelo Camerlengh, and Lieve E. Vanneste  29

The Planar Crest of Graham Land, Northern Antarctic Peninsula: Possible Origins and Timing of Uplift
D. H. Elliot 51

Crustal Structure and Sedimentation in Powell Basin
E. C. King, G. Leitchenkov, I. Galindo-Zaldivar, A. Maldonado, and E. Lodolo 75

Seismic Expression of Glacially Deposited Sequences in the Bellingshausen and
Amundsen Seas, West Antarctica
Frank O. Nitsche, Karsten Goh Kris Vanneste, and Heinz Miller 95

Deglaciation of Prydz Bay, East Antarctica, Based on Echo Sounder and Topographic Features
P. E. O'Brien and G. Leitchenkov 109

Subice Topography in Selected Areas of Victoria Land, Antarctica: Implications for its
Glacial Erosion History
G. Delisle 127

Paleoenvironmental Record in Core ANTA91-30 (Drygalski Basin, Ross Sea, Antarctica)
A. Brambat, G. P. Fanzu, F. Finocchiaro, R. Melis, M Frignani, M. Ravaiol, and M. Setti 137

The Potential for Better Antarctic Neogene Biostratigraphy
Patrick G. Quilty 153

Grounding-Line Systems: Processes, Glaciological Inferences and the Stratigraphic Record
Ross D. Powell and Richard B. Alley 169

Product Details

ISBN:
9780875908847
Author:
Cooper, Alan K
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union
Author:
Brancolini, Giuliano
Author:
Barker, Peter F.
Author:
Cooper, Alan K.
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geophysics
Subject:
Geology, stratigraphic
Subject:
Continental margins.
Subject:
Continental margins -- Antarctic regions -- Ross Sea.
Subject:
Structural Geology & Tectonics
Copyright:
Edition Description:
WOL online Book (not BRO)
Series:
Antarctic research series,
Series Volume:
68
Publication Date:
19970123
Binding:
Online electronic file accessible through online networks
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
490
Dimensions:
28 cm. +

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"Synopsis" by , Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Antarctic Research Series.

The Antarctic Ice Sheet has greatly affected global climate, sea level, ocean circulation, and southern hemisphere biota during Cenozoic times. Much of our understanding of the evolution of the ice sheet has been inferred from isotopic studies on distant deep-ocean sediments, because few Cenozoic rocks are exposed on the Antarctic continent. Yet, large differences occur between past ice volumes inferred from isotopic studies and those inferred from low-latitude sea-level variation. The massive quantities of glacially transported terrigenous sediments that lie beneath the Antarctic continental margin provide an additional, more direct record of the inferred ice sheet fluctuations. Volume 68 addresses the history of ice sheet fluctuations as recorded by geological and geophysical investigations of selected areas of the Antarctic continental margin. As described below, the volume gives data and results from on-going research by a major multinational project directed toward better understanding the impact of Antarctic Ice Sheet fluctuations on global sea levels and climates.
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