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Correlations of history Victoria Land Coast soil surveys and soil chemistry and surveys of the soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (Wright, Victoria and Taylor Valleys)
Entry ID: K150_1972_1973_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The soils of the McMurdo Dry Valleys were examined by the NZ Soil Bureau as early as 1959 with an extensive survey of the Taylor Valley. Further areas of the Victoria Land Coast from as far south as the Shackleton Glacier to as far north as Cape Hallett, including the Victoria Valley was investigated in the 1964-65 season. A traverse of the Scott Glacier from the Polar Plateau to the Ross Ice ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Research, New Zealand, stores information on soil site and soil pit horizon data from 35 years of soil studies by the investigators and their associates. There are >900 sites in the database but they are currently not sorted.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -85.0   E: 175.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1988-01-04
Stop Date: 1988-01-25
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 64 3 547 3329
Fax: 64 3 547 3329
Email: iaincampbell at xtra.co.nz
Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Morphology and age relationships of Antarctic soils. Royal Society of New Zealand bulletin 13: 83-88, 1975.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-25

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