Accession Number:

AD0274770

Title:

GEOPHYSICAL STUDIES IN VICTORIA LAND, ANTARCTICA

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Corporate Author:

WISCONSIN UNIV MADISON GEOPHYSICAL AND POLAR RESEARCH CENTER

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Report Date:

1961-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The geoscientific results of the Victoria Land Traverse, 1959-60 are presented with interpretations and conclusions. The major geographical discoveries, the Arctic Institute Range and the Rennick Glacier, are treated and descriptions and locations given. The presence of a vast ice thickness, which in many cases exceeds 2.0 km. is reported covering Victoria Land and is shown to conceal a major subglacial depression. Subglacial rock topography influences the relief of the ice surface of Victoria Land as seen upon comparison of seismic and altimetric results. The presence of prolonged seismic surface noise is reported and attributed to low temperature phenomena. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE