Geochemistry, clay mineralogy and grain size distribution in various sediment cores drilled during ODP Leg 119 on the Antarctic continental shelf off Prydz Bay, supplement to: Hambrey, Mike J; Ehrmann, Werner; Larsen, Birger (1991): Cenozoic glacial record of the Prydz Bay continental shelf, East Antarctica. In: Barron, J; Larsen, B; et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, Scientific Results, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 119, 77-132


Drilling was undertaken at five sites (739-743) on ODP Leg 119 on a transect across the continental shelf of Prydz Bay, East Antarctica, to elucidate the long-term glacial history of the area and to examine the importance of the area with respect to the development of the East Antarctic ice sheet as a whole. In addition to providing a record of glaciation spanning 36 m.y. or more, Leg 119 has provided information concerning the development of a continental margin under the prolonged influence of a major ice sheet. This has allowed the development of a sedimentary model that may be applicable not only to other parts of the Antarctic continental margin, but also to northern high-latitude continental shelves.

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Creator Larsen, Birger;Ehrmann, Werner;Hambrey, Mike J
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1991
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (69S-67S,75E-77E)
Temporal Point 1988-01-18T11:59:59Z