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E. Kellogg, and T. B. Kellogg, Late Tertiary historyof the Antarcticice sheet: Evidence from the Dry Valleys, Geology,12 (5), 263-267, 1984. sheeterosion,Scotland,Geografiska Annaler,77-A (1-2), 67-82, 1995. Gleadow,A. J. , andP. G. Fitzgerald,Uplift historyof the Transantarctic Mountains: new evidence from fission trackdatingof basement apatitesin thedry Valleysarea, southern Victoria Land, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 82, 1-14, 1987. Gordon,A. , B. A. Huber, H. H. Hellmer, and A. Field, Deepandbottomwaterof theWeddellSea'swesternrim, Science, 262, 95-97, 1993.

Slightlywest of and acrossfromthe Dentonapronwas [1993] as remnantsof fluvial-valleyspurs,indicating a truncatedfluvial spur that was interlockedwith the that that this part of Wright Valley was fluvially cut Denton apron. Previous- that this featureis the terminationof a broadcuspate ly, Nichols [1971] interpretedthe apronsas "rock indentationin the northwall of the valleythatparallels bastions"characteristicof glacial valleys. Critical to the Denton apron. The valley wall at the axis of this the latterinterpretation is Nichols'[ 1971] interpretation cusp exhibits a curvilinear profile.

C. Swisher, Miocene-Pliocene-Pleistoceneglacial history of Arena Valley, QuatermainMountains, Antarctica, Geografiska Annalet, 75A (4), 269-302, 1993b. Marchant, D. , G. H. Denton, C. Swisher, and N. Potter, Late CenozoicAntarcticpaleoclimatereconstructed from volcanic ashes in the dry valleys region of southern Victoria Land, Geological Societyof America Bulletin, 108, 181-194, 1996. HISTORY OF THE DRY VALLEYS 37 Oglesby, R. , A GCM study of Antarctic glaciation, Climate Dynamics,3, 135-156, 1989.

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