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Digital data recorder recordings of changes in biological rhythms when humans move from regular night/day cycles in low latitudes to continuous daylight in high latitudes
Entry ID: K012_1983_1984_NZ_4

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Summary
Abstract: Members of the Antarctic Project of the University of Auckland (APUA) group wore digital data recorders (Vitalogs) connected to temperature probes, electrocardiograph electrodes and movement sensors to monitor changes in biological rhythms associated with the transition from regular night/day cycles in New Zealand to continuous light at Scott Base. Bio-rhythm recordings were started about 1 week before the move to Scott Base and continued there for nearly a fortnight. The experiments were suspended when all the thermistors ceased to operate.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-10-26
Stop Date: 1983-12-12
ISO Topic Category
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 9 423 9387
Email: ja.macdonald at xtra.co.nz
Contact Address:
Omiha Farm
City: Wellsford
Postal Code: 0972
Country: NEW ZEALAND
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Publications/References
Gander, P.H. Macdonald, J.A. Montgomery, J.C. Paulin, M.G. Adaptation of sleep and circadian rhythms to the Antarctic summer: a question of zeitgeber strength. Aviation, space, and environmental medicine 62(11): 1019-1025, 1991.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-10-16

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