soil sampling from glacier-retreat regions in Svalbard in 2012
Entry ID: KPDC_SSGRR_SVALVARD_2012

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Summary
Abstract: The research area involves the glacier-retreat regions in Vestre Lovenbreen, Midtre Lovenbreen and Austre Lovenbreen, which are located in Kongsfijorden in Svalvard, Norway. We collected our soil samples along the transect in each glacier. The analysis of soil properties and microorganism community structure are underway.

Purpose: Due to the climate change, glaciers have been retreated, and soil underneath glacier is getting exposed greatly. These changes affect the ecosystems of these region. Although many studies have been done in the field of vegetation succession along the glacier chronosequence, little is known about microbial community structure and characteristics of soil carbon in glacier forelands. This research mainly focused on how glacier retreat influences the community structure of microorganism and soil organic carbon.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 78.91   S: 78.91   E: 11.97   W: 11.97
  N: 78.89   S: 78.89   E: 12.07   W: 12.07
  N: 78.89   S: 78.89   E: 12.16   W: 12.16

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2012-08-06
Stop Date: 2012-08-13
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Korea Polar Research Institute, Republic of Korea Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.kopri.re.kr/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JAE LIM KIM
Phone: +82-260-6083
Fax: +82-260-6088
Email: kabuli at kopri.re.kr
Contact Address:
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
City: Incheon
Postal Code: 406-840
Country: Korea


Data Center Personnel
Name: MIN CHOUL LEE
Phone: +82-32-260-6081
Fax: +82-32-260-6088
Email: leemc at kopri.re.kr
Contact Address:
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
City: Incheon
Postal Code: 406-840
Country: Korea
Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +82-260-6300
Fax: +82-260-6301
Email: yklee at kopri.re.kr
Contact Address:
Songdo Techno Park, 7-50, Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu
City: Incheon
Postal Code: 406-840
Country: Korea
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-12-11
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-02
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