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Trace element distribution and speciation in Lake Vanda, Wright Valley, Antarctica
Entry ID: K093_1987_1988_NZ_1

Abstract: In Nov/Dec 1987, waters were sampled from Lake Vanda, Don Juan Pond, and the Onyx River (Wright Valley) to provide information on major ion and trace element chemistry and behaviour under the range of conditions existing within the chemically and thermally stratified lake waters and saline ponds. Water samples were analysed for trace metals (Fe, Mn, Cu, Pb, Zn, Cd, Co and Ni) and major and trace ions (Na, K, Mg, Ca, Li, Cl, Br, F, I, HCO3 & SO4). Temperature, pH, Eh and sulphide concentrations were also measured for all samples. Depth profiles for Lake Vanda were taken.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.52   S: -77.52   E: 161.67   W: 161.67
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 70

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1987-11-02
Stop Date: 1987-12-08
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Webster, J.G. And Goguel, R.L. 1988. Anions and alkali metals in Lake Vanda, Don Juan Pond and the Onyx River: Further indications of brine origin. Antarctic Journal of the US: Annual Review.
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DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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