A Search for Impact Debris in the Pliocene Age Sirius Group, Transantarctic MountainsThe Sirius Group is a mixed sequence of interbedded diamictite and mudstone of Pliocene age found at scattered locations along the length of the Transantarctic Mountains. Sirius Group rocks are usually considered tillites, but contain some very "un-tillite" elements. Within section and from site to site, Sirius Group rocks vary considerably in terms of texture and relative abundance of clast lithologies, recording a history that includes shifting influences of glacial, lacustrine, fluvial and wetland processes. The colorful heritage of the Sirius Group has generated a lot of interest due to its potential as a record of changes in the behavior of the East Antarctic icesheet during a climatologically interesting period.
Harvey, Ralph P. (Case Western Reserve Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)
Boyd, Hiram (Cleveland State Univ. Cleveland, OH, United States)