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Lake water level monitoring of glacier fed lakes in the Dry Valleys
Entry ID: K161_1969_1991_NZ_3

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Abstract: Monitoring of the lake level and lake ice ablation rates of lakes in the Dry Valleys was monitored from the 1969/70 summer until the 1990/91 season. The data was used to contribute to the understanding of the mass balance of the glacier-river-lake systems in the Dry Valleys because these fluctuations are indicators of climate change in this part of Antarctica. Most of the work was concentrated on ... View entire text
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  N: -77.25   S: -78.25   E: 164.0   W: 160.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-11-01
Stop Date: 1991-01-31
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Quality The data was collected at the time by the New Zealand Ministry of Works and Development, a part of the Division of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR). The DSIR was disbanded and several new organisations were formed. At this time, the investigator was concerned about the survival of the large amount of data generated by this project. In the late 1990s while working with the National Institute ... View entire text
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Chinn, T.J. McSaveney, M.J. 1987 On the flooding of Vanda Station. New Zealand Antarctic record 7(3): 23-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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