Dataset: Windmill Islands 1:10000 Lakes and Ponds GIS Dataset


This dataset is one of a number of datasets containing geomorphological data relating to the Windmill Islands, Wilkes Land, Antarctica. The dataset comprises of a digital polygon/point coverage of lakes and ponds identified from documented field observations compiled by Dr Ian D Goodwin from his own field notes as well as topographic and surface lake features identified and interpreted on aerial photographs taken by AUSLIG (now Geoscience Australia) in the 1993-94 field season. Each lake/pond is represented as a polygon with a central point label which is linked to a separate digital database (ie attribute tables) containing additional information. Sediment samples collected predominantly along the shoreline of these lakes represent a chronology of glacial events/influences on these lakes. Sediment samples taken as a profiled sequence or core can be dated using radiocarbon dating to provide a chronological picture and age occurance of deglaciation and glaciation cycles within the Windmill Islands.

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