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The effect of crude oil on Antarctic soils
Entry ID: K052_1982_1983_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: Two small plots near a recently abandoned penguin colony and an area of moss free soil at Cape Bird were prepared by addition of 100ml of McKee crude oil. The plots were covered with steel mesh. These sites were used as a long term study designed to follow the effects of oil on soil biological and biochemical processes. Observations found that the nature of the oil when deposited on land in Antarctica solidified. The aim was to provide baseline information for the concern of future mineral exploitation and the effects of spilt oil.
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 to meet the requirements for a Masters of Science. All data is available in the thesis and associated publication.
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
Konlechner, J.C. An investigation of the fate and effects of a paraffin-based crude oil in an Antarctic terrestrial ecosystem. New Zealand Antarctic record 6(3): 40-46, 1985.

Konlechner, J.C. Studies on the fate and effects of a paraffin-based crude oil in an Antarctic coastal ecosystem. M.Sc., University of Canterbury : . 1985.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-20

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