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Published via the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Geophysical Monograph Series.

The Columbus symposium attracted one hundred fifty scientist from 19 nations to 5 days of technical periods, six box journeys, fee and dealing workforce conferences, and workshops. issues coated within the technical classes have been often just like these of previous conferences and integrated reconstruction of Gondwanaland, vertebrate and invertebrate paleontology, biogeography, glacial geology, Gondwana stratigraphy, fiscal geology, and tectonics and sedimentation at plate margins. A remarkable distinction was once in geographic assurance. As could be anticipated at a gathering co-hosted by means of the Institute of Polar stories and the dept of Geology and Minerology on the Ohio country college, the focal point of the assembly used to be on Antarctica, with forty five% of the 102 papers overlaying the Ross Sea quarter, West Antarctica, and northern Victoria Land.

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