Frequency and Magnitude of Aeolian Processes in the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Entry ID: NSF_OPP_0636218

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Summary
Abstract: This research project provides new information to fill in data gaps regarding the magnitude, frequency, and seasonality of aeolian sediment transport events in three of the McMurdo Dry Valleys: the Taylor, the Victoria, and the Wright. The characterization of the aeolian transport system in these valleys is based on two years of continuous ten minute average observations of wind speed and ... View entire text

Purpose: The acquired data can be used to further probe the characteristics of the aeolian sediment transport system in the McMurdo Dry Valleys.
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Description: NSF Project (Award ID# 0636218)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.37   S: -77.61   E: 161.85   W: 163.25
Min Altitude: 20 Max Altitude: 200

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: John Gillies
Dataset Title: Aeolian Process Geomorphology Data, McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-12-31
Stop Date: 2010-01-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: minutes
Temporal Resolution Range: 1 minute - < 1 hour
Quality Overall the recovery for the meteorological, saltation activity data, and sediment collection using the traps was very high with five notable exceptions. In late December 2008 the eastern Victoria Valley site datalogger was submerged under water when the meltwater stream of the Victoria glacier changed its course and flooded the site. The wind speed profile measurements from the first season are ... View entire text
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
Desert Research Institute Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.dri.edu
Dataset ID: NSF_OPP_0636218

Data Center Personnel
Name: JOHN A GILLIES
Phone: 775-674-7035
Fax: 775-674-7013
Email: jackg at dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute 2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Format: Excel Spreadsheet
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 775-674-7035
Fax: 775-674-7013
Email: jackg at dri.edu
Contact Address:
Desert Research Institute 2215 Raggio Parkway
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
Publications/References
Gillies, J.A., W.G. Nickling, M. Tilson, and E. Furtak-Cole (2012). Wind-formed Gravel Bed Forms, Wright Valley, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface (submitted).

Gillies, J.A., W.G. Nickling, and M. Tilson (2012). Frequency, magnitude and seasonality of aeolian sediment transport in the Taylor, Wright, and Victoria Valleys, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface (submitted).
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-06-05
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-06-06
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