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1. Microbial Contamination of Water Resources in the Chatahoochee River National Recreation Area, Georgia [usgs_nps_d_microbialcontam]
The study area is the watershed for the Chattahoochee River from Buford Dam to just downstream of the mouth of Peachtree Creek. This study area includes the entire Chattahoochee River National Recreation ...


2. Ecological Effects of Fire Retardant Chemicals and Fire Suppressant Foams [usgsbrdnpwrcd00000002]
Laboratory studies with algae, aquatic invertebrates, and fish. Short-term toxicity tests showed that both fire-retardant and foam-suppressant chemicals were very toxic to aquatic organisms including ...


3. Toxicity of Fresh Versus Equilibrated Pore Water [usgsbrdpwrc0012]
Pore water is considered a primary route of contaminant exposure to benthic organisms. Used with solid-phase sediment evaluations, toxicity of pore water provides additional insight into the bioavailability ...


4. Archive of Chirp Data Collected During USGS Cruise DIAN 97011 Long Island, NY Inner Shelf -- Fire Island, 5-26 May, 1997, USGS OFR 00-306 [USGS_OFR_00366]
In 1995, the USGS Woods Hole Field Center, in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, began a program designed to map the seafloor offshore of the New York-New Jersey metropolitan area; ...


5. Locating an ice-covered Antarctic landfill using ground magnetometry [AAS_4029_Magnetometry]
The abandoned Wilkes Station remains a significant waste problem in Antarctica with a large proportion of this waste buried in the ice for much of the year. A large proportion of this waste is locked ...


6. The response of Antarctic near-shore marine zooplankton to hydrocarbon contaminants in Special Antarctic Blend (SAB) diesel fuels [AAS_3054_zooplankton]
This metadata record will contain the results of bioassays conducted to characterise the response of Antarctic near-shore marine zooplankton to hydrocarbon contaminants in Special Antarctic Blend ...


7. Foraging Ecology and Post-Breeding Dispersal of the Xantus' Murrelet in the Southern California Bight [brdwerc003]
The Xantus' Murrelet is one of the rarest seabirds in the world with a population of less than 10,000 breeding individuals. It is distributed in a restricted area from the Channel Islands of southern ...


8. Samples from 2007 for the COPOL project [org.polarresearch-576]   PARENT DIF
COPOL is a project under the auspices of the International Polar Year (IPY). The main objective of the project is to understand the dynamic range of man-made contaminants in marine ecosystems of Polar ...


9. A Geographic Information System Database for Environmental Contaminants in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin [USGS_CERC_RioGrand_Contaminants]
ABSTRACT: The assessment of contaminant stressors on biota of the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo resulted from an effort of the Biomonitoring for Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) program, to implement ...


10. Biological and Ecological Characteristics of Terrestrial Vertebrate Species Residing in Estuaries [USGS_PWRC_BioEco]
ABSTRACT: The Biomonitoring of Environmental Status and Trends (BEST) program is designed to assess and monitor the effects of environmental contaminants on biological resources, particularly those ...


11. Resistivity data from the OhmMapper survey at the Wilkes landfill site, Windmill Islands, Antarctica [AAS_4029_Resistivity]
This dataset, obtained over 3 days includes resistivity data from an OhmMapper geophysics survey undertaken in January, 2014. The data include resistivity readings undertaken from 19 survey lines ...


12. XRD measurements of heavy metal contaminants in contact with zero-valent iron laboratory batch experiment [AAS_4029_Lab_XRD]
(See the metadata file in the downloadable dataset for more information, including formulas which cannot be reproduced here) The data set consists of laboratory based X-Ray diffraction (XRD) measurements ...


13. Decommissioning particle sizing after a freeze-thaw laboratory based simulation of a permeable reactive barrier [AAS_4029_Particle_Sizing]
The impact of freeze-thaw cycling on a ZVI and inert medium was assessed using duplicated Darcy boxes subjected to 42 freeze-thaw cycles. This dataset consists of particle sizing during the decommissioning ...


14. Aqua regia digestible and labile metal concentrations of PRB media [AAS_4029_Lab_ICP]
The data set consists of two types of assessments of permeable reactive barrier (PRB) media: aqua regia digestions and 1 M HCl acid extractions. All analytical analysis was completed using inductively ...


15. Hydraulic assessments of Casey Station Main Power House Lower Permeable Reactive Barrier [AAS_4029_Field_EC]
(See the metadata file in the downloadable dataset for more information, including graphs and formulas which cannot be reproduced here) The permeable reactive barrier under assessment was originally ...


16. Metal concentrations during operation of a Permeable Reactive Barrier containing zero-valent iron. [AAS_4029_Field_ICP]
The data set consists of field solution metal concentrations for a new sequence of material installed within an existing permeable reactive barrier at the Casey Station Main Powerhouse. Three Excel ...


17. Non-reactive hydraulic assessments during a freeze-thaw laboratory based simulation of a permeable reactive barrier [AAS_4029_Lab_EC]
The impact of freeze-thaw cycling on a ZVI and inert medium was assessed using duplicated Darcy boxes subjected to 42 freeze-thaw cycles. Measuring bed heights and non-reactive tracer tests allowed ...


18. Biological data from the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall [DAVIS_STP_Biota]   PARENT DIF
Untreated, macerated wastewater effluent has been discharged to the sea at Davis Station since 2005, when the old wastewater treatment infrastructure was removed. This environmental assessment was ...


19. 10 year trend of levels of organochlorine pollutants in Antarctic seabirds [ASAC_2357]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2357 See the link below for public details on this project. ---- Public Summary from Project ---- Contaminants like PCBs and DDE have hardly been used Antarctica. ...


20. A CD snapshot of Heard Island data from 1901-2002 held by the AADC [Heard_data_snapshot_1901-2002]
The CD was produced by the Australian Antarctic Data Centre for distribution to Heard Island expeditioners in the 2003/2004 season. The CD contained all publicly available data held by the Australian ...


21. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment and recolonisation of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE1]
The effect of location, depth and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a pilot experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Two locations were used, ...


22. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna (Mar 1998 - Feb 1999). [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE2]
The effect of location and sediment contamination on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Four locations were used, a polluted ...


23. A manipulative field experiment examining the effect of heavy metal and hydrocarbon contaminated sediment on the recruitment of soft-sediment infauna. [ASAC_2201_Casey_SRE3]
The effects of hyrdocarbon and heavy metal contamination of marine sediments on recruitment of soft-sediment assemblages were examined in a field experiment at Casey Station, East Antarctica. Three ...


24. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of mobile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_mobile]
The recruitment of mobile epifauna on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, arranged ...


25. A manipulative field experiment examining the recruitment of sessile epifauna to hard-substratum at potentially impacted and control locations. [ASAC_2201_Casey_tiles_1_sessile]
The recruitment of epifauna (sessile and mobile) on hard-substratum was examined in a field experiment using tiles. A total of 160 tiles were deployed at five locations, with 32 tiles at each location, ...


26. A practical approach to the assessment of risk to Antarctic marine organisms from environmental contaminants: rapid tests [ASAC_2677]
Preliminary Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2677 See the link below for public details on this project. If traditional methods are used it will be decades before there are valid ...


27. Aliens in Antarctica Project - Inspection of fresh food for alien propagules [ASAC_2904_Food]   PARENT DIF
International Polar Year (IPY) Aliens in Antarctica project aims to identify human-mediated pathways for alien propagules into the Antarctic ecosystem (www.aliensinantarctica.aq). As part of this ...


28. An Investigation of the Effects of the Nella Dan Oil Spill [ASAC_672]
Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 672 An Investigation of the Effects of the Nella Dan Oil Spill on the Macroinvertebrate Fauna of 'Durvillea antarctica' Holdfasts from Macquarie ...


29. An environmental record of lead isotopes over four centuries at Law Dome, Antarctica [ASAC_1092]
Antarctic ice provides an archive of Earths atmospheric composition over time. It therefore records evidence of human impact on the atmosphere. Lead is a toxic element, whose isotopic fingerprint ...


30. Antarctic State of the Environment Bibliography [SOE_Bibliography]
State of the Environment bibliography, compiled by Ewan McIvor. Contains 51 records. The fields in this dataset are: author year journal title volume pages publisher place of publication copy on ...


31. Assessing the impact of contaminated sediments on hard-substrate Antarctic marine communities [ASAC_2691]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2691 See the link below for public details on this project. Contaminants may persist in marine sediments and be re-suspended during storms or by the activity ...


32. Assessment of the potential for microbial contamination of antarctic terrestrial habitats resulting from human activities (previously ASAC 870) [ASAC_1093]
This project was a continuation of ASAC project 870 (ASAC_870). The aim of the project is to assess the possible routes for the carriage of microorganisms by humans to Antarctic soil habitats. Such ...


33. Bacterial numbers in year five of SRE4 experiment by most probable number count [SRE4_hydrocarbondegrading_MPN_2006]   PARENT DIF
Most probable number counts of bacteria in sediment samples from the Sediment Recruitment Experiment 4. Samples were taken immediately after the collection of sediment, after the addition of the oils ...


34. Band pattern data from Desulfobacula-group specific DGGE for the SRE4 experiment [SRE4_desulfobaculaDGGE]   PARENT DIF
Samples are from the SRE4 experiment - an in situ experiment to determine fate and effects of different types of oils in the Antarctic marine environment. For details see: Powell S.M., Snape I., ...


35. Band pattern data from Gammaproteobacteria-group specific DGGE [SRE4_gammaproteobacteriaDGGE]   PARENT DIF
Samples are from the SRE4 experiment - an in situ experiment to determine fate and effects of different types of oils in the Antarctic marine environment. For details see: Powell S.M., Snape I., ...


36. Batch ion-exchange experiments for Amberlite IRC748 (WTP for Thala Valley clean-up) [AAS1300_PW_BATCHIX]
A series of ion-exchange batch equilibrium experiments were undertaken with laboratory solutions spiked with heavy metals to investigate the removal of these metals by Amberlite IRC748 at variable ...


37. Biodegradation of Petroleum in Soils and Beach Sands at Davis Station, Antarctica [ASAC_127]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 127 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: The effect of nutrient ...


38. Casey EPH Fuel Tank Supply Line Leak - Soil samples for TPH analysis [IHIS2684]
The dataset contains a list of the location of sixteen soil samples taken from the vicinity of the Casey EPH fuel tank on the 13/02/2012 and 20/03/2012. Soil samples were taken for Total Petroleum ...


39. Chemical assessment during cleanup of the Thala Valley tip site, Casey Station, 2002/2003-2003/2004 [TVcleanup_2002-2004]   CHILD DIFs
Chemical assessment data for selected heavy metals determined for the abandoned waste disposal site at Thala Valley, Casey Station, over two seasons (pre- and during cleanup). 2002-03 ...


40. Chemistry data from the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Davis Sewage Outfall [DAVIS_STP_Chemistry]   CHILD DIFs   PARENT DIF
Untreated, macerated wastewater effluent has been discharged to the sea at Davis Station since 2005, when the old wastewater treatment infrastructure was removed. This environmental assessment was ...


41. Column breakthrough ion-exchange experiments for Amberlite IRC748 (WTP for Thala Valley clean-up) [AAS1300_PW_COLUMNSIX]
A series of ion-exchange column breakthrough experiments were undertaken with laboratory solutions spiked with heavy metals to investigate the removal of these metals by Amberlite IRC748 at variable ...


42. Contaminant profiles of air and soil around Casey station, Antarctica; Discerning local and distant contaminant sources [ASAC_3115]
The primary input of Persistent Organic Pollutant (POP) contamination to the Antarctic is expected to be via Long Range Atmospheric Transport (LRAT) from emissions in neighbouring Southern hemisphere ...


43. Contaminated Sites Database [DB_Contaminated_Sites]
This database has been developed to provide data for state of the environment reporting and as an aid for the management of contaminated sites in Antarctica. It contains known suspected and known ...


44. Datasets describing number and characteristics of dead bird specimens and remnants in the Casey area [ASAC_2207_Casey_dead_birds]
Carcasses of dead birds have been collected on an opportunistic basis during surveys around the Windmill Islands for the purpose of dissection of the digestive system, to look for the presence of ...


45. Datasets of rubbish collection around the Casey area [ASAC_2207_Casey]
Debris have been collected on an opportunistic basis around Casey station and entered in a database classifying them by type and amounts. The aim of this dataset is to evaluate how much and what kind ...


46. Decomposition of introduced and natural materials in the Vestfold Hills, and introduced and indigenous Microorganisms [ASAC_251]
Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 251 See the link below for public details on this project. From the abstract of the referenced paper: The fungal floras of ...


47. Degradation of oil by bacteria from terrestrial environments from contaminanted and uncontaminated sites in the Windmill Islands [ASAC_1228_Terrestrial]
Bacteria were isolated at 4 degrees C, with oil as their sole carbon and energy source, from the soils collected at the locations below. Many of the bacteria will be identified using 16S rRNA analysis, ...


48. Developing water and sediment quality guidelines for Antarctica: Responses of Antarctic marine biota to contaminants. [ASAC_2933]   CHILD DIFs
Metadata record for data from AAS (ASAC) Project 2933. See the child records for access to the datasets. Public While it is generally thought that Antarctic organisms are highly sensitive to pollution, ...


49. Development and application of particle separator technology for removal of contaminants from water in Antarctica; Site Characterisation, geochemistry [ASAC_1300_UMELB_SC]
The Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) has identified the Thala Valley Tip near Casey Station as a high priority site for remediation. However there are difficulties with regards to contaminant dispersal ...


50. Development and application of technologies for the removal of heavy-metal contaminants from run-off associated with abandoned waste disposal sites - Permeable Reactive Barrier Data [ASAC_1300_PRB]
The contamination of soils by heavy metals is a problem that faces communities the world over. Contamination is of particular concern when it is mobilised into ground and surface waters, where it ...


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