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Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial by Waldo E. Smith(eds.)

By Waldo E. Smith(eds.)

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Published through the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

This quantity, which begun as a memorial to a pioneering scientist of one other age, has develop into a memorial additionally to 2 scientists of our personal day, Harry Wexler and Edward C. Thiel, every one of whom has made major contributions to our elevated knowing of Antarctica. In his prior actions as leader Scientist for the U.S.-IGY Antarctic application, Harry Wexler served as an inspirational strength via his all?]encompassing medical curiosity and his nice love for Antarctica. He regularly under pressure the large view and the interdisciplinary facets of this system; this was once his consultant in organizing the Symposium. As Convener and as Chairman of the periods on meteorology, oceanography, and glaciology, Harry Wexler inspired a whole and entire dialogue of the numerous fascinating topics mentioned during this quantity. Ed Thiel, via his devoted and thorough exploration of Antarctica, has left his stamp not just in this quantity, yet in his many different works during which Antarctica has been unveiled and defined.


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7 R. J. ADIE 34 ANTARCTICA FIG. OEGLACIATED 6--The shape of Antarctica after deglaciation ent elevation. At this time the intrusions of large-scale batholiths, belonging to the Andean Intrusive Suite [Adie, 1955], took place and \vere undoubtedly responsible for the hiatus in the early Tertiary sedimentary stratigraphy of the Antarctic Peninsula. Further localized sedimentation in the northeast Antarctic Peninsula during the Lower Miocene was shortlived and suspended by the Middle Miocene olivine-basalt eruptions in the James Ross Island area and the South Shetland Islands (Fig.

Center, Res. , 1, 1961b. II.. SON , C. , and A. P. CRARY, Ice movement studies on the Skelton Glacier, J. , 3, 873-878, 1961. WOOLLAHD, G. , Crustal structure in Antarctica, in this Monograph, pp. 53-73, 1962. ""r Copyright American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Symposium Vol. 7 The Geology ,of Antarctica RAYMOND J. ADIE British Antarctic Survey, Department oj Geology University of Birnlingham,) England Abstract-Over much of Antarctica rock exposures are very limited in extent, occurring mainly as isolated mountain ranges, nunataks, ice-free fringing coastal areas, and offshore islands, but the geological record is rich and rnost, revealing.

Cape Roycls and Cape Evans are located on the \vestern flank of IvIt. Erebus and consist essentially of volcanic rocks. cier. Cape Royds probably consists of at least three major kenyte fio,\vs \vhich are partially mantled by volcanic agglomerate, breccia, and tuff. The present surface of the areas no\v occupied by kenyte is very irregular in detail and rough (Fig. 1) with a local relief of as much as 30 feet. The surface of the youngest kcnyte flo\v is glassy in most -40 Copyright American Geophysical Union Geophysical Monograph Series Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial Symposium }EOL \ r 0 place and i' probably fairly 1 pre' n tive of the original 'urface of tb flO"\v.

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