MNA - Sede di Trieste

PNRA Expedition: 
VI (1990-1991)
Chief Scientist: 
F. Giorgetti (Univ. Trieste)
Research Project: 
Sedimentology and seabed sampling
Sedimentology Principal Investigator: 
M. Ravaioli (CNR Bologna)
Sampling Method: 
Gravity Core
Collected Area: 
Drygalski Basin (Ross Sea)
Collected date: 
Water depth (m): 
Core length (cm): 
Number of Sections: 
  • Barbieri R., D'Onofrio S., Melis R., Westall F., 1999: Selected benthic foraminifera with associated bacterial colonies in Upper Pleistocene sediments of the Ross Sea (Antarctica): implications for calcium carbonate preservation. Palaeogeogr., Palaeoclimatol., Palaeoecol., 149: 41-57.
  • Brambati A., 2000: Palaeoclimatic and palaeoenvironmental Records in sediments from the Southern Ocean (Strait of Magellan and Ross Sea). Terra Antarctica Reports, 4: 1-41.
  • Brambati A., Melis R., Quaia T., Salvi G., 2002: Late Quaternary climatic changes in the Ross Sea Area, Antarctica. In: Gamble J.A., Skinner D.N.B., Henrys, S. (eds.). Antarctica at the close of a Millennium. Proceedings Volume 8th International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences, Royal Society of New Zealand Bulletin, 35: 359-364.
  • Marinoni, Quaia T., Setti, Lopez-Galindo, Brambati A., 2000: Mineralogy and Crystal-Chemistry of the clay fraction in core ANTA91-8 (Ross Sea, Antarctica): Paleoclimatic and Palaeoenvironmental implications. Terra Antarctica Reports, 4: 211-216.
  • Melis R., Salvi G., Dini M., D'Onofrio S., Pugliese N., 1997: Micropaleontological aspects of some cores of the Western Ross Sea (Antarctica). Terra Antartica Reports, 1: 97-102.
  • Pistolato M., Quaia T., Marinoni L., Menegazzo Vitturi L., Salvi C., Salvi G., Setti M., Brambati A., 2006: Grain Size, Mineralogy and Geochemistry in Late Quaternary Sediments from the Western Ross Sea outer Slope as Proxies for Climate Changes. In Contributions to Global Earth Sciences. Springer-Verlag, Berlin Heidelberg New York, 423-432.
  • Quaia T., Brambati A., 1996: Grain-size cluster control on climatic stages in core ANTA91-8 (Ross Sea). National Meeting on Antarctic Glaciology, Padova, 11-12 June 1996, "Materiali" Dip. Geografia Univ. Padova, 19: 61-63.
  • Quaia T., Brambati A., 1998: Climatic stages control on grain-size clusters in core ANTA 91-8 (Ross Sea). Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat., 20 (1997), 279-282.
  • Quaia T., Cespuglio G., 2000: Stable isotopes records from the Western Ross Sea continental slope (Antarctica): Considerations on carbonate preservation. Terra Antarctica Reports, 4: 199-210.
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    Preliminary Description: 

    The x-ray is characterized by levels without sediment. The sediment is mainly homogeneous and dense with scattered clasts (length: millimetric to pluricentimetric) and some density changes. There are some weak laminations up to 330 cm.