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SCAR GSSG - AGEANT Action Group

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Age, Growth and Evolution of Antarctica (AGEANT) Action Group


This Action Group was discontinued at
XXVIII SCAR meeting in July 2004


Coordinator: Chris Wilson (University of Melbourne , Australia)

Background
A key geological problem in East Antarctica is distinguishing major crust-forming events in terms of their age and extent. Isotopic data combined with other geological approaches provides reliable data on crustal growth and deformation. A large amount of isotopic data has emerged over the last decade, but they are widely dispersed in the literature.

Aims
AGEANT aims to develop a web-based, interactive database for Antarctic isotopic and geochronological data and to encourage investigators to contribute to it and to participate in scientific research using the pooled data.

Workplan

  1. Development and population of web-based database for isotopic data (2002-2004).
  2. Special session at ISAES meeting, Potsdam, September 2003.