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Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Symposium

Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Symposium

H. Wexler (Editor), M. J. Rubin (Editor), J. E. Caskey Jr. (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66878-8

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

228 pages

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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 7.

This volume, which began as a memorial to a pioneering scientist of another age, has become a memorial also to two scientists of our own day, Harry Wexler and Edward C. Thiel, each of whom has made significant contributions to our increased understanding of Antarctica. In his past activities as Chief Scientist for the U.S.-IGY Antarctic Program, Harry Wexler served as an inspirational force through his all?]encompassing scientific interest and his great love for Antarctica. He continually stressed the broad view and the interdisciplinary aspects of the program; this was his guide in organizing the Symposium. As Convener and as Chairman of the sessions on meteorology, oceanography, and glaciology, Harry Wexler encouraged a full and complete discussion of the many interesting subjects reported in this volume. Ed Thiel, through his dedicated and thorough exploration of Antarctica, has left his stamp not only on this volume, but in his many other works in which Antarctica has been unveiled and explained.

Morton J. Rubin Vll

Dedication to Matthew Fontaine Maury
Harry Wexler 1

Memorial to Harry Wexler, 1911-1962
J. Tuzo Wilson 4

Memorial to Edward C. Thiel, 1928-1961
George P. Woollard 6

Opening Renlarks
J. Tuzo Wilson 9

Closing Renlarks
Morton J. Rubin 10


Glacial and Subglacial Geography of Antarctica
Charles R. Bentley 11

The Geology of Antarctica
Raymond J. Adie 26

The Geology of Cape Evans and Cape Royds, Ross Island, Antarctica
Samuel B. Treves 40

Geology of Lake Yanda, Wright Valley, South Vietoria Land, Antarctica
Robert L. Nichols 47

Crustal Structure in Antarctica
George P . Woollard 53

Outlines of Soutllern Ocean Geomorphology
Alexander V. Zhivago 74

Bottom Sediments of the Antarctic
A. P. Lisitzin 81

Morphology and Some Interpretation of Geomagnetic Variations in Antarctica
Takesi Nagata 89

The Ionosphere over Alltarctica
W. R. Piggott and A. H. Shapley 111

Auroral Research in Antarctic Regions
Norman J. Oliver 127


Mean Westerly Jet Streams in the Southern Hemisphere
H. R. Phillpot 128

Atmospheric Advection and the Antarctic Mass and Heat Budget
Morton J. Rubin 149

On the Dependence of the Character of the Boundary between Antaretie and Sub-Antarctic Pelagic Zones on the Meteorological Conditions
N. M. Voronina IGO

On Heat Exchange of the Antarctic Waters
V. G. Kort 163

Studies on Physical Oceanography in the Ross Sea by the New Zealand Oceanographic Institute
D. M. Garner 108

Preliminary Studies and Results of the Oceanographic Work in the Weddell Sea Area (abstract only) 
Ruben N.  Paccagnini and Alberto O. Casellas 170

Glaciological Phenomenon in the Bellinghausen Sea during 1959 - 1960 Antartic Campaign (abstract only)
Alberto J. Valdez and Rolando Nawratil 171

The Amount of Ice on Planet Earth
Edward C. Thiel 172

Glaciology of Antaretica
P. A. Shumsky 176

The Thermal Diffusativity and Thermal Coductivity of Glacial Ice at Wilkes Station, Antartica
Richard L. Cameron and Colin B. Bull 178

The Strategraphic Distribution of Particular Matter in the Fern at Byrd Station, Antartica
Ernest W. Marshall 185

The Dynamies of Ice Shelves
James H. Zumberge and Charles S. Swithinbank 197

New Zealand Glaciology
Richard P. Goldthwait and Ian C. McKellar 209


Argentine Claciology 
Benito S. Colqui 217