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2. Land-Based Drilling (1973–1974) While DSDP was planning its ﬁrst Antarctic and Southern Ocean cruises, the US Ofﬁce of Polar Programs was also decided to address the B180 million years gap in Antarctic geological history, as well as develop a more collaborative approach to major Antarctic science problems. This decision resulted in the launch of the Dry Valley Drilling Project (DVDP), an initiative sponsored by the United States, Japan and New Zealand to explore the late Cenozoic history of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (McGinnis, 1981; Smith, 1981), using a standard ‘‘slim-hole’’ diamond drilling system widely used in mineral exploration.
Armitage, A. (1959). The First International Polar Year. In: Annals of the International Geophysical Year, Vol. 1. Pergamon Press: London, pp. 6–100. Korsmo, F. L. (2007). The genesis of the international geophysical year. Phys. Today, 60(7), 38–43. National Academies Archives (1958). html, 1–44. Wood, K. , & Overland, J. E. (2006). Climate lessons from the ﬁrst International Polar Year. Bull. Am. , 86, 1685–1697. Developments in Earth & Environmental Sciences, 8 F. Florindo and M. V. O. Box 600, Wellington, New Zealand ABSTRACT The scale and antiquity of the Antarctic Ice Sheet was sensed from the time of earliest exploration a century ago.
These data implied signiﬁcant dynamism of the ice sheet at the margins (Anderson and Bartek, 1992), but indicated little about its interior health. , 2000). 58 P. 7. Advances in the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century By the mid-1990s with the work of the ANTOSTRAT regional groups coming to a close, and planning well advanced for further geological data gathering by ODP and sea-ice drilling (Cape Roberts Project), the value of modelling as a means of illustrating geologically based scenarios, as well as using geological information to constrain models, seemed increasingly obvious.