A Different Look at Gateways: Drake Passage and Australia/Antarctica

  1. John B. Anderson and
  2. Julia S. Wellner
  1. Lawrence A. Lawver,
  2. Lisa M. Gahagan and
  3. Ian W. D. I. W. D. Dalziel

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/2010SP001017

Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula

Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula

How to Cite

Lawver, L. A., Gahagan, L. M. and Dalziel, I. W. D. I. W. D. (2011) A Different Look at Gateways: Drake Passage and Australia/Antarctica, in Tectonic, Climatic, and Cryospheric Evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula (eds J. B. Anderson and J. S. Wellner), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/2010SP001017

Author Information

  1. Institute For Geophysics, University Of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875907345

Online ISBN: 9781118667668

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Keywords:

  • Southern Ocean;
  • gateways;
  • Antarctic Circumpolar Current;
  • Drake Passage;
  • Tasmanian Gateway;
  • Antarctic Marginal Gravity Highs

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Methodology

  • Reconstruction of Australia with East Antarctica

  • South Tasman Saddle

  • Hot Spot Activity

  • Middle Eocene

  • Late Eocene

  • Early Oligocene

  • Kerguelen Plateau-Broken Ridge

  • Opening of Drake Passage

  • Conclusions