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The amount of nitrogen in the biotic and abiotic systems at Cape Bird measured from evaporated water samples and wind blown inputs
Entry ID: K052_1982_1983_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: The amount of nitrogen in the biotic (flora and fauna) and abiotic (soils, ice and snow) systems at Cape Bird was determined by taking water from melt streams, snow or ice, acidifying and evaporating down to 50mls samples. About 10L of water was evaporated per day and the 50 samples created per day (~1400 in total) were tested for total mineral N, NH4, NO3, NO2 and pH using the steam distillation ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.14   S: -77.14   E: 166.4   W: 166.4

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1982-11-17
Stop Date: 1983-01-27
Quality This study was conducted as part of the University of Canterbury Antarctic Expedition. The data is contained within the publications or please contact the investigator for more information.

In addition, the University of Canterbury preliminary report, Section A: Laurie Greenfield, contains methods and results for the following:
1) Nitrogen studies and ... View entire text
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 3 364 2797
Fax: +64 3 364 2590
Contact Address:
School of Biological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Greenfield, L.G. Precipitation nitrogen at maritime Signy Island and continental Cape Bird, Antarctica. Polar biology 11(8): 649-652, 1992.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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