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The nature (speed/direction/persistence) of mud carrying bottom currents entering Granite Harbour to determine the movement of sediments entering the harbour
Entry ID: K042_1989_1990_NZ_2

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Summary
Abstract: The movement of sediment entering Granite Harbour from the Ross Sea was investigated with the nature (speed/direction/peristence) of mud carrying bottom currents in Granite Harbour determined. The current meter mooring site was identified after a 13 spot bathymetry measurement some 7km northeast from Discovery Bluff. The mooring site was in the centre of a deep channel trending north east at 775 m depth. The site was chosen to test if the channel is a conduit for sediment entering the inner harbour from the Ross Sea. Seven sediment traps from 7m to 730m depth were suspended above the current meter on the mooring.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -76.96   S: -76.96   E: 162.89   W: 162.89
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 800

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-11-24
Stop Date: 1990-01-05
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
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 5396
Fax: +64 4 463 5186
Email: alex.pyne at vuw.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctic Research Centre
Victoria University of Wellington
PO BOX 600
City: Wellington
Postal Code: 6140
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2008-11-05

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