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Allen, G.A., 1966. L093 Wilkes Ice thickness and related studies, Antarctica, 1965, 1966. Record  . Geoscience Australia, Canberra.

Abstract

This report outlines the field geophysical work carried out in the vicinity of Wilkes Base (Lat. 660 15' 8, Long. 1100 31' E), Australian Antarctic Territory, during the Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition of 1965-66. The work can be broadly divided into four parts. 1. An autumn traverse where seismic reflection stations were established every 10 miles around a triangle with corners at Cape Folger, the Dome Centre and Cape Poinsett. 2. A mid winter traverse to the inland glaciology station S-2 for a programme of seismic ice velocity studies. 3. A spring traverse where a rectangular grid network of seismic, gravity, and elevation stations were installed in a region between S-2 and 80 miles south of S-2. 4. Two attempts at recording reflections off the Mohorovicic discontinuity shot in the vicinity of Wilkes.
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Date (publication)

1966

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Keywords

Seismic Data
seismic survey
geophysics
seismic velocity
seismic reflection
Seismology and Seismic Exploration

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English

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Geographic Extent

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East bound
180.0
West bound
-180.0
South bound
-90.0

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1965-01-01 / 1966-02-21

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The 1965/66 Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition for Wilkes sailed from Melbourne on January 8, 1965 on board M.V. Thala Dan and returned on February 21, 1966. During this period the author a member of the Geophysical Branch of the Bureau of Mineral Resouraces carried out a programme of ice thickness determinations and related studies using geophysical techniques. This report isa preliminary report on the geophysical work carried out during this expedition.

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