Antarctic Research: The Matthew Fontaine Maury Memorial by Waldo E. Smith(eds.)

By Waldo E. Smith(eds.)

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Published by way of the yank Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

This quantity, which all started as a memorial to a pioneering scientist of one other age, has turn into a memorial additionally to 2 scientists of our personal day, Harry Wexler and Edward C. Thiel, every one of whom has made major contributions to our elevated figuring out of Antarctica. In his prior actions as leader Scientist for the U.S.-IGY Antarctic application, Harry Wexler served as an inspirational strength via his all?]encompassing medical curiosity and his nice love for Antarctica. He constantly under pressure the wide view and the interdisciplinary features of this system; this used to be his consultant in organizing the Symposium. As Convener and as Chairman of the classes on meteorology, oceanography, and glaciology, Harry Wexler inspired a whole and whole dialogue of the numerous fascinating matters stated during this quantity. Ed Thiel, via his committed and thorough exploration of Antarctica, has left his stamp not just in this quantity, yet in his many different works within which Antarctica has been unveiled and defined.


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The buried rock surface west of the Prince Charles Mountains (31) has a high relief, as might be expected. The surface drops below sea level quite close to the mountains, and there is a Ruggestion of decreasing elevation to\vard the interior of Enderby Land. In Queen IVlaud Land the results of the seismic traverse have been extrapolated, using ice thickness values estiluated from surface slopes, to delineate areas above and belo\v sea level [Robin, 1958J. On this basis most of the coastal region a,ppears to be below sea level, \vith relatively limited high areas in the vicinity of the mountains.

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