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Gravimetric water contents of soils and permafrost from sites near Lake Vanda in the Wright Valley and at Beacon Heights in the upper Taylor Valley
Entry ID: K150_1993_1994_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: The water content of soils and permafrost from localities with a climate contrasting to that of Scott Base were measured from sites near Lake Vanda in the Wright Valley and at Beacon Heights in the upper Taylor Valley. Gravimetric water contents were determined by excavation and sampling of unfrozen and non ice-cemented soil, and by core drilling in ice-cemented layers. Sites in the Wright Valley ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Rsearch, 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   
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1.   N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55  
2.   N: 77.83   S: 77.83   E: 160.83   W: 160.83  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-10
Stop Date: 1994-01-22
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.
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/

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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
Balks, M.R. Campbell, D.I. Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Interim results of 1993/94 soil climate, active layer and permafrost investigations at Scott Base, Vanda and Beacon Heights, Antarctica. 1995.[Waikato University, Antarctic Research Unit Special report, No. 1.]
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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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