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Sea ice productivity in the Mertz Glacier Region
Entry ID: K043_2002_2004_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Eastern Antarctic sea ice algal biomass were measured in the spring of 2002, 2003 and 2004. Productivity was measured by 14C in 2002 and by oxygen electrodes in 2002 and 2004. Biomass was low, in the range 0.01 to 8.41 mg Chl a m-2, with an average of only 2.08 ± 1.74 mg Chl a m-2 (n=199). Most locations had an increased concentration of algae at the bottom of the ice. This development of bottom ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -63.65   S: -65.42   E: 147.24   W: 143.46
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 1.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-09-16
Stop Date: 2002-11-20
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 4 463 6083
Fax: +64 4 463 5331
Email: ken.ryan at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Victoria University of Wellington
School of Biological Sciences
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Postal Code: 6140
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
McMinn, A., Ryan, KG., Ralph, P. Pankowski, A.(2007) Spring sea ice primary productivity and biomass distribution in the Mertz Polyna area, Eastern Antarctica, 2002-2004. Mar. Biol. 151 985-995.

Ralph P, McMinn A, and Ryan KG (2005). Short-term effect of temperature on the photokinetics of microalgae from the surface layers of Antarctic pack ice. J Phycology. 41, 763 – 769.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-09-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-02-27

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