Title Advances through collaboration; sharing seismic reflection data via the Antarctic Seismic Data Library System for Cooperative Research (SDLS)
Author Wardell, N.; Childs, J.R.; Cooper, A.K.
Author Affil Wardell, N., Istituto Nazionale di Oceanografia e di Geofisica Sperimentale, Trieste, Italy. Other: U. S. Geological Survey
Source Open-File Report - U. S. Geological Survey, No.OF2007-1047, Short Research Paper 001; Tenth international symposium on Antarctic earth sciences; Antarctica; a keystone in a changing world, Santa Barbara, CA, Aug. 26-Sept. 1, 2007, edited by A. Cooper and C. Raymond; International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 0196- 1497
Publication Date 2007
Notes In English. 17 refs. Ant. Acc. No: 82841
Index Terms Antarctica; Antarctic Seismic Data Library System for Cooperative Research; applications; data management; data processing; geophysical methods; geophysical profiles; geophysical surveys; information management; international cooperation; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; libraries; reflection methods; seismic methods; seismic profiles; seismic stratigraphy; surveys; USGS
Abstract The Antarctic Seismic Data Library System for Cooperative Research (SDLS) has served for the past 16 years under the auspices of the Antarctic Treaty (ATCM Recommendation XVI-12) as a role model for collaboration and equitable sharing of Antarctic multichannel seismic reflection (MCS) data for geoscience studies. During this period, collaboration in MCS studies has advanced deciphering the seismic stratigraphy and structure of Antarctica's continental margin more rapidly than previously. MCS data compilations provided the geologic framework for scientific drilling at several Antarctic locations and for high-resolution seismic and sampling studies to decipher Cenozoic depositional paleoenvironments. The SDLS successes come from cooperation of National Antarctic Programs and individual investigators in "on-time" submissions of their MCS data. Most do, but some do not. The SDLS community has an International Polar Year (IPY) goal of all overdue MCS data being sent to the SDLS by end of IPY. The community science objective is to compile all Antarctic MCS data to derive a unified seismic stratigraphy for the continental margin--a stratigraphy to be used with drilling data to derive Cenozoic circum-Antarctic paleobathymetry maps and local-to-regional scale paleoenvironmental histories.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.3133/of2007-1047.srp001
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 279842