Soil and water was sampled to determine the distribution and occurrence of the pathogenic free living amoebae which are the aetiological agents of Primary Amebic Meningo-encephalitis. Samples were taken from soil and water in the Taylor Valley, Wright Valley, Lake Fryxell, Lake Vanda, Cape Royds, Cape Barne, Cape Evans and are Scott Base and McMurdo Station. Samples will be put to culture and isolates were characterized.
Horizontal Resolution Range:
50 km - < 100 km or approximately .5 degree - < 1 degree
Vertical Resolution Range:
100 meters - < 1 km
16 orbits per day
Quality flags have been included with the data to give users a sense of the confidence placed on the individual retrievals. Data will be reprocessed as characteristics of the sensor become better understood and enhancements are made to the science algorithms.