The fossil record, sediments and landforms of the Vestfold Hills all provide evidence of those Cainozoic events which initiated the largest ice sheet on earth, viz Antarctica. A Pliocene marine deposit is unique to E Antarctica; its geological character and fossil biota are discussed. The evolution of freshwater lakes is outlined; these major features of the Vestfold Hills, with 8% of the area (plus a further 2% comprising saline and hypersaline lakes) includes supraglacial and proglacial waterbodies, and closed and open rock basins. -P.J.Jarvis School Biological Sciences, Macquarie Univ., North Ryde, NSW 2113, Australia.
|Number of pages||35|
|Journal||American Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)|
|Publication status||Published - 1986|