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Measurements of water temperature, spectral irradiance (amount of sunlight), density and salt concentration from lakes in the Taylor and Wright Valley
Entry ID: K042_1963_1964_NZ_1

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Summary
Abstract: The physics and chemistry of the many lakes and ponds in the McMurdo Dry Valleys was investigated in the 1963-64 field season. Previous work on Lakes Vanda and Bonney in the Wright and Taylor Valleys respectively found that the lakes were density stratified owing to a high salt concentration which increased downwards and that temperatures well above the mean annual air temperature existed. It was ... View entire text
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Description: The PETLAB database of GNS Science. Soil and rock samples from the VUWAE 8th Expedition are catalogued here. Search under Collector = VUWAE 8 and Country = Antarctica.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -77.58   S: -77.58   E: 161.65   W: 161.65  
2.   N: -77.72   S: -77.72   E: 162.42   W: 162.42  
3.   N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 163.18   W: 163.18  
4.   N: -77.63   S: -77.63   E: 162.77   W: 162.77  
5.   N: -77.55   S: -77.55   E: 161.52   W: 161.52  
6.   N: -77.57   S: -77.57   E: 161.18   W: 161.18  


Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1963-01-01
Stop Date: 1964-01-01
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Quality All data relating to this study can be found in the publications. Soil and rock samples are catalogued in the PETLAB database and are held at either GNS Science or Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
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
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Personnel
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
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Publications/References
Hoare, R.A. Popplewell, K.B. House, D.A. Henderson, R.A. Prebble, W.M. Wilson, A.T. 1964 Lake Bonney, Taylor Valley, Antarctica: a natural solar energy trap. Nature 202(4935): 886-888
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-07-02

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