The paper presents preliminary results of a geomorphological investigation which at present is being carried out in Victoria Land (East Antarctica). The aim is to achieve maps and a georeferenced data base for a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.). This data should provide concise information on morphological characteristics of the region and to represent basis for more detailed studies. The information source comes from vertical and oblique aerial photographs; the first do no trepresent a continuous cover ofthe area, but they form a series of differently placed "transects". Data concernig one of these transects are described in this paper; they provide the main characteristics ofreliefwhich from the Priestley Glacier, near Shafer Peak, extend through the Deep Freeze Range to the right margin of the Campbell Glacier, near Mt. Queensland. The cartography of the whole transect, together with the geomorphological characteristics of the area, shows the location of the smaller landforms which have a prevailing periglacial origino A map describes part ofthe transect relevant to an area surrounding Mt. Emison, at the southeastern edge of the Tourmaline Plateau and bordering the Campbell Glacier. Its aim is to illustrate the morphological features produced during the initial research and then used as a support for other information levels.

Geomorphology of the Priestley Glacier to Campbell Glacier transect mapped by aerial photographs (Victoria Land, Antarctica)

SALVATORE, MARIA CRISTINA
1992

Abstract

The paper presents preliminary results of a geomorphological investigation which at present is being carried out in Victoria Land (East Antarctica). The aim is to achieve maps and a georeferenced data base for a Geographic Information System (G.I.S.). This data should provide concise information on morphological characteristics of the region and to represent basis for more detailed studies. The information source comes from vertical and oblique aerial photographs; the first do no trepresent a continuous cover ofthe area, but they form a series of differently placed "transects". Data concernig one of these transects are described in this paper; they provide the main characteristics ofreliefwhich from the Priestley Glacier, near Shafer Peak, extend through the Deep Freeze Range to the right margin of the Campbell Glacier, near Mt. Queensland. The cartography of the whole transect, together with the geomorphological characteristics of the area, shows the location of the smaller landforms which have a prevailing periglacial origino A map describes part ofthe transect relevant to an area surrounding Mt. Emison, at the southeastern edge of the Tourmaline Plateau and bordering the Campbell Glacier. Its aim is to illustrate the morphological features produced during the initial research and then used as a support for other information levels.
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