Full Title: Geology and Paleontology of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica
Editors: G. F. Webers, C. Craddock, and J. F. Splettstoesser
The Ellsworth Mountains offer important clues to the Phanerozoic history of West Antarctica. Discovered by Lincoln Ellsworth in 1935, these rugged angular peaks spark special interest because they are stratigically located between the East Antarctic craton and the tectonically active zone of coastal West Antarctica. Several geologic expeditions were led to the region since its discovery but it was during a 1979-1980 geologic field program led by G. F. Webers that the first geologic survey of the Ellsworth Mountains was completed. This memoir gives the first comprehensive geologic overview of the region. Its 23 chapters include a sizable amount of paleontologial information as well as discussions about glacial history, structure, stratigraphy, sedimentology, and metamorphism. The plates show bedrock geology, selected glacial geologic features of the region, and structure of the Sentinel Range.