Cainozoic history of the Vestfold Hills.

D. A. Adamson, J. Pickard

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-97
Number of pages35
JournalAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (Paper)
Publication statusPublished - 1986


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