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Victoria University Antarctic Research Expedition Science and Logistics Reports 1972-73: VUWAE 17



  1. Reconnaissance mapping and sampling of McMurdo Volcanics at:
    • Cape Evans
    • Dellbridge Islands
    • Turks Head and Tryggve Point
    • Cape Royds
    • Mt. Erebus
    • Mt. Melbourne
  2. Lyons (1973) has summarized the work at Mt. Melbourne and Mt. Erebus.
  3. Detailed geological mapping of Rainbow Ridge, Brown Peninsula.
  4. Visits to the summit of Mt. Erebus in January 1972 (Askin et al., 1972); December 1972 to January 1973; and February 1973 has helped in gaining an understanding of the present volcanic activity of Mt. Erebus.
  5. A detailed report (Kyle and Treves, 1973; Treves and Kyle, 1973) on DVDP holes 1 and 2 is in preparation.


Askin, R.A., Barrett, P.J., Kyle, P.R., and Laird, M.G. 1972. Immediate report of Victoria University of Wellington Antarctic Expedition 1971-72. Wellington, N.Z.

Lyon, G.L. 1973. Preliminary report on the Expedition to Mounts Melbourne and Erebus. Institute of Nuclear Sciences Report No. 118. 17 pp.

Kyle, P.R. and Treves, S.B. 1973. The geology of Hut Point Peninsula, Ross Island, Antarctica. Dry Valley Drilling Project Bull. 2 (in prep.).

Treves, S.B. and Kyle, P.R. 1973. The geology of Dry Valley Drilling Project holes 1 and 2. Dry Valley Drilling Project Bull. 2 (in prep.).