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Published by means of the yankee Geophysical Union as a part of the Antarctic learn Series.

Are there, in reality, any soils in Antarctica? this can be the query requested by way of laymen and execs alike.

It is seventy years or extra given that guy first set foot at the antarctic continent, and through this time explorers, naturalists, geologists, and others have given us enormous details on many ice-free parts and feature photographed and mapped a substantial part of the continent. in basic terms in the final ten years, notwithstanding, have the 1st systematic pedologic reviews been undertaken. even though the observations of those initial stories are vital and illuminating, wisdom of pedologic methods as an entire at the antarctic continent has no longer complicated a lot past a 'statement of the problem.'

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Great vertical extent. Fig. 40. A ventifact, Wright Valley, Victoria Land, AntThe following factors favored the unusual develarcfica. opment of ventifac•s in the Wright Valley: (1) The area is devoid of vegetation. (2) The depositson Eolian sand sheets are found at several places which the ventifacts are found are old. (3) The in the Wright Valley. Most of them cover several snowfall is light.

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