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Examination of the soils and moraines in the Convay Range and Coombs Hills areas to determine their relationship to the glacial history of the area
Entry ID: K150_1982_1983_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The soils north of the Mackay Glacier were investigated for their age and relationship to the glacial history of Antarctica. The main areas of field work were to the west of the Fry Glacier in the Convoy Range and Coombs Hills areas. These areas provided evidence for backflooding of ice to high levels at a relatively early stage of the Antarctic glaciation. The soils were examined (pits dug and ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Research, New Zealand, stores information on soil site and soil pit horizon data from 35 years of soil studies by the investigators and their associates. There are >900 sites in the database but they are currently not sorted.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.5   S: -77.0   E: 161.16   W: 159.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-05
Stop Date: 1983-01-26

Start Date: 1988-01-04
Stop Date: 1988-01-25
ISO Topic Category
Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
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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 3 547 3329
Fax: 64 3 547 3329
Email: iaincampbell at xtra.co.nz
Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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Publications/References
Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Antarctica: soil, weathering processes and environment. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 1987. [Developments in soil science: 16]
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-25

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