[Sensor_Name: Short_Name='SOIL MOISTURE PROBE']
Soil climate and atmospheric data for Scott Base, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Bull Pass, Granite Harbour, Minna Bluff and the Victoria Valley, AntarcticaEntry ID: K123_1999_2008_NZ_1
Abstract: In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) climate stations were installed at six locations in the Ross Sea Region including Scott Base, Marble Point and Bull Pass all in the summer of 1998-1999, Mount Fleming in 2001-2002, Granite Harbour in 2002-2003 and Minna Bluff in 2002-2003. These stations make continuous atmospheric and soil climate recordings to provide ... information for comparison of soil climatic attributes with those from Arctic regions, to help understand the impacts of global climate changes on cold region soils and permafrost. New Zealand took over the annual maintenance and data collection from climate stations in the Victoria Valley in the 2001-2002. Each station monitors soil moisture, soil temperature and salinity to depths of 1.2 m. Measurements of atmospheric variables include air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed and direction. MRC temperature probes were installed at depths of 2 cm to 1.2 m at Minna Bluff and Granite Harbour (2002-2003). Measurements are made at 20 minute intervals and averaged and recorded every hour.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: FIFE, STAFF SCIENCENEWCOMER, J.A.
Dataset Title: SATELLITE LANDSAT TM EXTR. DATA (FIFE)
Dataset Release Date: 1994
Dataset Release Place: Oak Ridge, Tennessee, U.S.A.
Dataset Publisher: Oak Ridge National Laboratory Distributed Active Archive Center
Data Presentation Form: Online Files
Dataset DOI: doi:10.3334/ORNLDAAC/78Online Resource: http://mercury.ornl.gov/ornldaac/send/query?term2=78&term2attribute...
Start Date: 1987-04-09Stop Date: 1988-09-26
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1994-07-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2011-05-20