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Environmental monitoring (temperature and relative humidity) in the Heroic era huts, Ross Island for suitable fungal growing conditions.
Entry ID: K021_1998_2008_NZ_2


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Summary
Abstract: Temperature and relative humidity HOBO data loggers were installed in a number of locations inside the historic huts at Cape Royds, Cape Evans and Hut Point on Ross Island in December 1999 (two in each hut). In December 2000, 3 additional HOBO's were installed at Cape Royds and Cape Evans and an additional 2 at Hut Point. The data loggers were used to monitor the temperature and relative humidity in the huts for the purpose of determining if the conditions in the hut are favorable for fungal growth, to highlight areas of concern where conditions maybe more favorable, to determine the effect of tourists on the hut environment, monitor changes within the hut environments and determine the effect of the restoration projects occurring at these three sites. Currently the data is stored at the University of Minnesota.

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Description: University of Minnesota's project homepage. These are joint collaborators with the University of Waikato Publications (pdf) are available on this website. Please contact for environmental data loggers data.


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Description: Investigators profile: Please contact the investigator for further information on this project.


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Description: Antarctic Heritage Trust related information on historic huts fungi


Geographic Coverage
 N: -77.5529 S: -77.8472  E: 166.6333  W: 166.1684

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-01-17
Stop Date: 2008-01-24


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROYDS
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > HUT POINT
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >TEMPERATURE PROFILES    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >INFRASTRUCTURE >BUILDINGS    [Definition]
HUMAN DIMENSIONS >ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS >CONSERVATION    [Definition]
BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION >FUNGI    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
STRUCTURE


Platform
FIXED OBSERVATION STATIONS    [Information]


Instrument
HATDL >HOBO XT Air Temperature Logger    [Information]


Project
LGP >Latitudinal Gradient Project    [Information]
EBA >Evolution and Biodiversity in the Antarctic    [Information]


Access Constraints
Please contact Robert Blanchette for access to this data: robertb@umn.edu


Keywords
temperature
relative humidity
tourism
restoration work


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center


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
ROBERTA L FARRELL
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4704
Fax: +64 7 838 4976
Email: r.farrell at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
The University of Waikato
Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal Code: 3105
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
Held, B.W., Jurgens, J.A., Arenz, B.E., Duncan, S.M., Farrell, R.L. and Blanchette, R.A. 2005. Environmental factors influencing microbial growth inside the historic expedition huts of Ross Island, Antarctica. International Biodeterioration and Biodegradation, 55, 45-53.

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-06-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-01-26


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