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The use of computer models to predict changes in patterns and processes of terrestrial ecosystems in Antarctica: real data from automatic weather stations and digital cameras, dust samplers and soil samples
Entry ID: K024_2007_2008_NZ_1


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Summary
Abstract: Field work was carried out to add to the creation of a dynamic geographic information system in which the specific observations about patterns and processes of the physical environment, plus observations of the presence of particular organisms and their interactions, were mapped and linked with computer models that allow prediction into as-yet unsampled locations and scenarios for future change in conditions. Automatic weather stations were established in the Garwood Valley (southeast shore of Lake Colleen) and Miers Valley (west of the northwest shore of Lake Miers) measuring air temperature, relative humidity and dewpoint, incident solar radiation, average wind direction and speed and wind gusts, and soil temperatures at 1cm and 5cm depth for two calendar years (2008 and 2009). A digital camera on a timer unit was established at Lake Colleen to record patterns of snow distribution and surface soil wetting during two calendar years. A network of dust samplers was installed on the west, south and east sides of Lake Colleen and the north, west, south and east sides of Lake Miers. The dust samplers record the dispersal of dust and organic material around the lakes during two calendar years. Soil samples were collected in the Garwood Valley for lab trials of methods to determine soil biodiversity and nutrient levels.

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Geographic Coverage
 N: -78.0333 S: -78.0333  E: 164.1667  W: 164.1667
 N: -78.1 S: -78.1  E: 164.0  W: 164.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-01-17
Stop Date: 2008-01-27


Location Keywords
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > GARWOOD VALLEY
CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MIERS VALLEY
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFAUNA    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >MICROFLORA    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION


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


Instrument
AWS >Automated Weather System    [Information]
SOIL SAMPLER    [Information]


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


Quality
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE


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
T G ALLAN GREEN
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +64 7 838 4225
Fax: +64 7 838 4324
Email: greentga at waikato.ac.nz
Contact Address:
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Waikato
PO Box 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: NEW ZEALAND


ASHLEY SPARROW
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: +01 775 784 1107
Fax: +01 775 784 4583
Email: asparrow at cabnr.unr.edu
Contact Address:
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 186
1000 Valley Road
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA


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



Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2009-04-23


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