Examination of permafrost properties from soil samples and core samples from a range of disturbed soil surfaces sites at Marble Point and Scott Base/McMurdo Station
Entry ID: K150_1989_1990_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The properties of the permafrost immediately beneath the soil was investigated in a range of surfaces disturbed by earlier construction activities such as compacted fill, cut, embankment, retreated snow bank, undisturbed sites, etc., and compared with soils on undisturbed sites from Marble Point and around Scott Base/McMurdo Station. Marble Point is a site with disturbances at least 30 years old ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Research, New Zealand, stores information on soil site and soil pit horizon data from 35 years of soil studies by the investigators and their associates. There are >900 sites in the database but they are currently not sorted.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.83   W: 163.83
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.45   W: 166.45

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-18
Stop Date: 1990-02-09
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SHULAMIT GORDON
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 64 3 547 3329
Fax: 64 3 547 3329
Email: iaincampbell at xtra.co.nz
Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Balks, M.R. 1990 The properties of permafrost, it’s relationship to landscape and the environmental implications of land and permafrost modification. Antarctic record 10(2): 19-21
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2010-02-23
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