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The Beacon Supergroup

  • Gunter FaureEmail author
  • Teresa M. Mensing
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Abstract

The geologists who accompanied Robert Scott and Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica were amazed when they entered the mountains of southern Victoria Land and discovered the ice-free valleys such as Wright Valley in Fig. 10.1 (Sections 1.4, 2.3, and 3.1). The modern traveler entering the ice-free valleys by helicopter from McMurdo is similarly affected because the wide U-shaped valleys present a familiar view of sandy plains dotted with lakes and ponds filled with liquid water and of meltwater streams that flow from alpine glaciers descending from the high mountain ranges that frame these valleys.

Keywords

Coal Seam Carbonaceous Shale Trace Fossil Coal Measure Glacier Area 
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  1. 1.School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research CenterThe Ohio State UniversityColumbusUSA
  2. 2.School of Earth Sciences and Byrd Polar Research CenterThe Ohio State UniversityMarionUSA

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