Investigation of Antarctic lakes and lake sediments in the Ross Sea Region
Entry ID: K009_1969_1990_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The study of Antarctic lakes and lake sediments in the Ross Sea Region, particularly in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, with particular emphasis on the climatic history was a continuing program of the Waikato University Antarctic Research Unit. The sediments on the valley floors, on the slopes of the valleys, on the lake shores and on the lake ice was investigated. The bathymetry of most lakes was measured and bottom lake sediment sampling and water quality characteristics were analysed and measured. The geomorphology of the region was investigated to determine processes of formation, including moraines, tills, slopes, channel morphology, meltwater streams and sediments, rocks and how they are sorted. Samples were collected from all over the region for U/Th dating.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -70.0 S: -90.0  E: 170.0  W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-10-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > ROSS SEA REGION
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA LAND COAST
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO DRY VALLEYS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > TRANSANTARCTIC MOUNTAINS
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >LAKES    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >EROSION/SEDIMENTATION >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >GEOMORPHOLOGY >FLUVIAL LANDFORMS/PROCESSES    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PATTERNS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TOPOGRAPHICAL RELIEF    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >LAND RECORDS >SEDIMENTS    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >LAKE LEVEL RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LANDSCAPE >LANDSCAPE PROCESSES    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
INLAND WATERS


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
LABORATORY    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
The investigations were carried out over twenty years as part of the Waikato University Antarctic Expeditions. The University of Waikato Antarctic Research Unit was formed during this time and exists today. Data is held by individual researchers or is found in the publications.


Keywords
Hand Sampling


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Originating Center


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
CHRIS HENDY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Fax: +64 7 838 4218
Email: c.hendy at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Chemistry
University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand


MICHAEL SELBY
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: retired


ALEX T WILSON
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: retired


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-18

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