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Analysis of soil cores from the Asgard Range to determine ice movement in the history of the valley system
Entry ID: K150_1982_1983_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: Moraines in the Asgard Range were cored to look for buried soils and other evidence of ice movement at an earlier period in the history of the valley system. A posthole borer was used to drill holes to a depth of 1.5m and samples were collected. If buried soils had been present in this zone they would have been detected. Samples were analysed for weathering.
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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: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 161.5   W: 161.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-22
Stop Date: 1983-01-26
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Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
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
Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 2002 Evidence for early invasions of the McMurdo Sound region by Ross Sea ice. Royal Society of New Zealand bulletin 35: 373-376
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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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