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Simultaneous measurements of ocean current, temperature and salinity measurements to determine the oceanography of McMurdo Sound
Entry ID: K131_2004_2007_NZ_1

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Abstract: McMurdo Sound forms a natural and accessible laboratory for understanding the fundamental processes that underpin ice-ocean interactions. How changes in the sea ice sheet affect the physical oceanography of McMurdo Sound and Antarctica's coastal seas in general was investigated. A simultaneous set of ocean current, temperature and salinity was measured to provide a coherent snapshot of the sounds ... View entire text
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Description: Antarctic Fast ice Network IPY proposal
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.75   S: -77.76   E: 166.08   W: 166.08
  N: -77.77   S: -77.77   E: 166.22   W: 166.22
  N: -77.64   S: -77.64   E: 166.4   W: 166.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2004-11-04
Stop Date: 2004-11-21
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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