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Differential Movement Across Byrd Glacier, Transantarctic Mountains, Antarctica as Indicated by (U-Th)/He Thermochronology and Geomorphology

Abstract The Byrd Glacier region of Antarctica is important for understanding the tectonic development and landscape evolution of the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM). This outlet glacier crossing the TAM marks a major discontinuity in the Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic Ross orogen. The region has not been geologically mapped in detail, but previous studies have inferred a fault to exist beneath and parallel to the direction of flow of Byrd Glacier. Thermochronologic analysis has never been undertaken across Byrd Glacier, and little is known of the exhumation history of the region. The objectives of this study are to assess possible differential movement across the inferred Byrd Glacier fault, to measure the timing of exhumation, and to gain a better ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Foley, Daniel Joseph (Author) / Stump, Edmund (Advisor) / Whipple, Kelin X (Committee member) / Hodges, Kip (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geomorphology / Geology / Remote Sensing / Antarctica / Apatite and Zircon U-Th/He / Byrd Glacier / geomorphology / thermochronology / Transantarctic Mountains
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 57 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Geological Sciences 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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