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Geology and Seismic Stratigraphy of the Antarctic Margin, 2

Geology and Seismic Stratigraphy of the Antarctic Margin, 2

Peter F. Barker (Editor), Alan K. Cooper (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-66813-9

Mar 2013, American Geophysical Union

187 pages

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

The dominant feature of the modern Antarctic continent is the ice sheet. It strongly influences global climate, through its effects on sea level, albedo and ocean circulation, and provides a record of climate going back (potentially) about 400,000 years. However, it has existed, in one form or another, certainly for 35 million years and probably for longer. Because of the importance of the ice sheet to climate, now and in the past, a major responsibility of global geoscience has been to unravel its history, and understand the processes that have controlled it.

The Antarctic Research Series
Board of Associate Editors xi

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