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The Central South Island Glacial Geomorphology Maps form part of a comprehensive paleoclimate research project investigating, among other things, the age and structure of the Last Glacial Maximum in the central Southern Alps of New Zealand. GNS (Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences) has assisted in the production of a set of digital 1:50,000 scale glacial geomorphic maps of the research area.

Contributors to the mapping work, and associated paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental investigations, include:
George Denton (glacial geology, University of Maine, USA)
Bjørn Andersen (glacial geomorphology, University of Oslo, Norway)
Thomas Lowell (glacial geology, University of Cincinnati, USA)
Peter Almond (soil and process geomorphology, Lincoln University, New Zealand)
David Barrell (Quaternary geology and geomorphology, GNS, New Zealand)
Pat Suggate (Quaternary geology, GNS, New Zealand)
Chris Hendy (paleoclimate studies, Waikato University, New Zealand)
Marcus Vandergoes (palynology and paleoenvironmental studies, University of Maine, USA)
Rewi Newnham (palynology & paleoenvironmental studies, Plymouth University, UK)
Christian Schlüchter (14C dating & paleoenvironmental studies, Bern University, Switzerland)
Frank Preusser (luminescence dating, Bern University, Switzerland)
Jörg Schäfer (surface exposure-age dating, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, USA)
Trevor Chinn (glaciology and paleosnowlines, NIWA, New Zealand)

The Central South Island Glacial Geomorphology map is a preliminary draft and will be subject to future revision and amendment, without prior notification. GNS does not warrant or represent that the Central South Island Glacial Geomorphology map is accurate or complete, nor fit for any particular purpose. GNS does not accept any liability for any damage resulting from the use of the database displayed via this website. The map displayed on this website has a minimum scale limitation of 1:50,000. No attempt should be made to view or utilise the map information at any scale that is more detailed than 1:50,000.

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