Field analysis of included quantification of clast rounding and lithology, and weathering features such as tafoni, elongated pitting, sand accumulations, frost shattering, glacial polish, and the degree of weathering based on the Moriwaki et. al. 1991 and 1994 scheme. Schmidt hammer tests on boulders were undertaken at approximately 30 sites.
Approximately 200 sediment (predominantly glacial but ... also some glaciofluvial, lacustrine and aeolian), 50 surface salt and 100 cosmogenic exposure age samples were taken from the Southern Prince Charles mountains during the PCMEGA (Prince Charles Mountains Expedition of Germany and Australia) expedition of the 2002/03 summer.
The matrix (less than 2 mm fraction) of the sediments are to be subjected to grain size and elemental analysis. Approximately 20 cosmogenic exposure age samples will be selected to date glacial highstands.
Aspects of the data are to be used for various publications on glacial history, and geomorphic agents active in the region.
The download file contains a large number of images taken as part of this project, plus an excel spreadsheet of data with an accompanying word document.
This work was undertaken as part of the PCMEGA project, and was part of ASAC project 1071 (ASAC_1071).