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The change in metabolism, and chemical and physical dynamics, after a transition from light to dark conditions, of melt water ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf
Entry ID: K081_2007_2008_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Detailed assessments of the metabolism in one melt water pond on the McMurdo Ice Shelf was investigated. The pond chosen had considerable background knowledge on its general chemistry and biology, and because of its relatively small width, it was suitable for pond darkening experiments. Water samples were collected at different depths over a 24 hours period while the pond was covered and when it was uncovered. Samples were analysed for the effects on water chemistry including variables such as dissolved oxygen, conductivity, pH, major ions and nutrients and salinity to measure changes in water chemistry after a transition from light to dark conditions.
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Description: National Institute for Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA)
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.02   S: -78.02   E: 165.33   W: 165.33

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-16
Stop Date: 2008-01-27
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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 3 343 7802
Fax: +64 3 348 5548
Email: b.sorrell at niwa.co.nz
Contact Address:
NIWA
PO BOX 11-115
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-10-06
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-10-08

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