The collection of fossils, qualitative microbial studies and nitrogen fixation rates of the soils from several sites in the Ross Sea regionEntry ID: K052_1980_1981_NZ_1
Abstract: Preliminary qualitative microbiological studies were conducted at several sites in the Ross Sea Region including Cape Bird, Taylor Valley, Wright Valley and Shapeless Mountain and Mistake Peak on the Polar plateau. Soil samples (for microbiological studies) were taken for chemical and physical analysis and total microbial counts. Nitrogen fixation rates were determined in soils and mosses with the ... total 15N content and the conversion of 15NH4 to 15N gas measured. Samples were taken from penguin guano pools for chemical analysis. At Cape Bird the soils and pools in the penguin colonies and the soils of associated vegetation was sampled. Only the microbial biomass, 15N fixation and collection of fossils was carried out in the Beacons in the Upper Taylor Valley (with Permian plant fossils collected), Shapeless Mountain and Mistake Peak on the Polar Plateau (with Triassic plant fossils collected) and at Lake Brownworth and Vanda in the Wright Valley (no fossils collected at these sites).
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Start Date: 1980-11-16Stop Date: 1981-01-17
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, MODIS data products catalog (EOS AM platform): [Greenbelt, Maryland], Goddard Space Flight Center, http://modis.gsfc.nasa.gov/data/dataprod/index.php.
National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2000, EOS Reference Handbook, a Guide to NASA's Earth Science Enterprise and the Earth Observing System: Greenbelt, Maryland, Goddard Space Flight Center, 256 p. [available online in pdf format at http://eospso.gsfc.nasa.gov/ftp_docs/data_products_vol2.pdf].
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DIF Creation Date: 2011-01-04
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