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Influence of rock moisture on rock weathering processes along the Victoria Land Coast, Antarctica
Entry ID: K056_2002_2005_NZ

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Abstract: The role of moisture in the weathering of rock at four locations along the Victoria Land Coast, Antarctica was investigated. These locations were Victoria Valley, Gneiss Point, Terra Nova Bay and Teall Island. The primary objective of this research is to improve our understanding of rock weathering processes, and their effectiveness, along a moisture gradient on the Victoria Land Coast. An ... View entire text
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Description: University of Canterbury, Christchurch New Zealand
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  N: -74.68   S: -79.05   E: 164.12   W: 161.92

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Start Date: 2002-10-17
Stop Date: 2004-11-22
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Temporal Resolution: Hourly
Temporal Resolution Range: Hourly - < Daily
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Elliott, C. Modelling the influence of moisture variations on physical rock weathering processes in Antarctica: proposed investigations and preliminary results. in: Extended abstracts - 8th International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, July 20-25, 2003. Haeberli W. Brandova D. (eds): International Permafrost Association. 2003. pp.31-32
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-07-26
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