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Survey of soils in the Scott Glacier Region
Entry ID: K150_1969_1970_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: Soils in the region of the Robert Scott Glacier was surveyed and sampled. This project was undertaken in conjunction with work by R Katz and B Waterhouse from Geological Survey. The sites visited include Mt Mooney, La Gorce Basin, Mt Blackburn, Mt Russell, Griffith Glacier and Long Valley, Mt Zanuck and Zanuck Basin, Danfarth Ridge and O'Brien Peak.

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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
 N: -85.0 S: -87.0  E: -153.0  W: -155.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-11-17
Stop Date: 1970-01-19


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTT GLACIER
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL CLASSIFICATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL HORIZONS/PROFILE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL STRUCTURE    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


Platform
FIELD SURVEYS    [Information]
GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS    [Information]
FIELD INVESTIGATION    [Information]


Instrument
VISUAL OBSERVATIONS    [Information]


Quality
The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.


Keywords
SOIL PROCESSES


Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand    [Information]
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
IAIN BRUCE CAMPBELL
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


GRAEME G. CLARIDGE
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: graeme.claridge at xtra.co.nz
Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Postal Code: 7001
Country: New Zealand


CEISHA POIROT
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: c.poirot at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand


SHULAMIT GORDON
Role: DIF AUTHOR
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


Publications/References
Katz, H.R. Waterhouse, B.C. 1970 Geological reconnaissance of the Scott Glacier area, south-eastern Queen Maud Range, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 13(4): 1030-1037

Katz, H.R. Waterhouse, B.C. 1970 Geological situation at O’Brien Peak, Queen Maud Range, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 13(4): 1038-1049

Katz, H.R. 1982 Post-Beacon tectonics in the region of Amundsen - Scott Glaciers, Queen Maud Range, Transantarctic Mountains. Antarctic geoscience. Craddock, C. (ed) Madison University of Wisconsin Press

US Geological Survey topographic maps (Antarctica 1:250,000 Reconnaissance Series, sheets “D’Angelo Bluff”, “Mount Blackburn”, “Nilsen Plateau”, “Mount Goodale” and “Leverett Glacier”)

Katz, H.R. 1970. Farthest south – Scott Glacier traverse. NZ Alpine Journal 1: 398-407.

Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. Stout, J.D. Dutch, M.E. Flint, E.A. 1971 The occurrence of soil organisms in the Scott Glacier region, Queen Maud Range, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of science 14(2): 306-312

Mahaney, W.C. Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1996 Microtextures on quartz grains in tills from Antarctica. Palaeogeography, palaeoclimatology, palaeoecology 121(1-2): 89-103

Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1984 Physical geography - soils. Key environments, Antarctica. Walton, D., Bonner, N. (eds), Oxford Permagon Press

Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1974 The relationship of Antarctic soils and weathering processes in the glacial history of Antarctica. Transactions of the 10th International Congress of Soil Science 6(2): 372-379

Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1977 Development and significance of polygenetic features in Antarctic soils. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 20(5): 919-931

Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1977 The salts in Antarctic soils, their distribution and relationship to soil processes. Soil science 123(6): 377-384

Claridge, G.C. 1970 Soil investigation in Antarctica, 1969-70. New Zealand soil news 18(2): 101-104

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-03-25


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