Miocene Glaciomarine Sediments from Beneath the Southern Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica

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Science  02 Feb 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4379, pp. 435-437
DOI: 10.1126/science.203.4379.435


Glaciomarine sediments with middle Miocene microfaunal assemblages are exposed at the sea floor below the southern Ross Ice Shelf. Plio-Pleistocene sediments are not present. Post-Miocene glacial sediments may have been deposited but removed by relatively recent ice shelf grounding. A meager Recent microfauna is present in some core tops.