Antarctic Record (Sep 2016)

Report on geomorphologic and geologic field surveys in central Dronning Maud Land, 2015-2016 (JARE-57)

  • Yusuke Suganuma,
  • Heitaro Kaneda,
  • Takushi Koyama,
  • Tomokazu Hokada,
  • Yukihisa Akada

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 60
pp. 73 – 116


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Geomorphologic and geologic field surveys were conducted in central Dronning Maud Land during the summer of 2015-2016 as part of the 57th Japanese Antarctic Research Expedition (JARE-57). The members of the field expedition included three geomorphologists, a geologist, and a field assistant. This field expedition was fully supported by the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and the South African National Antarctic Program (SANAP), and it was the first JARE expedition to use the Troll and SANAE stations. The NPI provided airborne access from Germany (Norway, on the way back) to the Troll station in central Dronning Maud Land via Cape Town, South Africa. The SANAP provided a helicopter to access nunataks and mountains in this area from the Troll and SANAE stations. This report summarizes the activities of this field expedition including fieldwork, logistics, and weather observations.