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The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies: An International Flagship for the University of Tasmania

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Coffin, M, The Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies: An International Flagship for the University of Tasmania, Voices of a university: celebrating 125 years at the University of Tasmania, University of Tasmania, D Chalmers, G Green, M Bennett, A Wojtowicz, B Meikle (ed), Hobart, Tasmania, pp. 167-171. ISBN 9781925646009 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]


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Abstract

Tasmania has long been a gateway to the tempestuous Southern Ocean and the frozen continent of Antarctica beyond, with human endeavours intermingling basic exploration and resource exploitation. While the pointy ends of islands and continents in the Southern Hemisphere Tasmania, New Zealand, South America, South Africa are aimed at Antarctica, the coastline of southern Australia as a whole cradles the Southern Ocean, and matches the coastline of East Antarctica in shape. This is no accident; until approximately 100 million years ago, Antarctica and Australia were joined, part of the supercontinent of Gondwana. Thus the 42% of icy Antarctica claimed by Australia, lying due south of our sunburnt land, has a long geological history of connection and continuity.

Item Details

Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:marine science, Antarctic studies
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Oceanography
Research Field:Oceanography not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Other Environment
Objective Field:Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Oceanography
UTAS Author:Coffin, M (Professor Mike Coffin)
ID Code:124477
Year Published:2017
Deposited By:Oceans and Cryosphere
Deposited On:2018-02-22
Last Modified:2018-02-26
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