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Geological Results of the Polish Antarctic Expeditions
Edited by K. Birkenmajer

Mesozoic and Cenozoic stratigraphic units in parts of the South Shetland Islands and Northern Antarctic Peninsula (as used by the Polish Antarctic Programmes)
Birkenmajer, K.
Studia Geologica Polonica, 118: 5-188.

Institute of Geological Sciences, Polish Academy of Sciences, Cracow Research Centre, ul. Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, Poland; ndbirken@cyf‑

The paper is an annotated illustrated lexicon of the Mesozoic and Cenozoic stratigraphic units currently in use in the South Shetland Islands and the Northern Antarctic Peninsula (West Antarctica). Formal and informal lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic and climatostratigraphic units of various ranks, and some morphologic-volcanic units/forms, are briefly characterized. Preference is given to the areas where detailed geological and palaeontological research was carried out by the Polish Antarctic Expeditions (1977-2001), and by the joint Argentinian-Polish (1987/8) and Brazilian-Polish (1994) programmes.

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