Weather Depiction Charts is a product that is available from the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The data plotted on these charts come from the National Weather Service (NWS). The plotting model on each station circle is an abbreviated version of the complete aviation observation and includes significant weather, visibility, total sky cover, and ceiling height. Fronts, types of precipitation, areas of precipitation, and squall lines from the previous hour are also depicted. Chart times are 01, 04, 07, 10, 13, 16, 19, and 22 GMT. Recent charts can be ordered online from the NCDC. Older charts can be ordered offline.
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The Service Records Retention System (SRRS) is an archive and access system for selected National Weather Service (NWS) operational products maintained at the National Climatic Data Center. Charts from 2001 to present are available.
All of the collected soil samples are stored at the University of Waikato, Hamilton New Zealand in a -80C PC2 containment facility with small splits in the UK with David Hopkins and US with Jeb Barrett. A small subset of samples are at the University of West Cape, Cape Town, South Africa with Don Cowan. Samples of mites and springtails and mosses were are also collected and mainly held at the ... University of Waikato. Full metadata is available for each valley. Temperature and relative humidity data was collected on the valley sides along transects at 200m elevation increments.
Moss: Craig Cary, University of Waikato & Don Cowan, University of West Cape. Hypolith/Endolith: Stephen Pointing, Hong Kong University, Craig Cary, and Don Cowan.
If you require any further information on where data or samples are stored please contact Craig Cary, University of Waikato.
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Lee, C.K., B.A. Beatrice, E.M. Bottos, I.R. McDonald, and S.C. Cary. (2011) The Inter-Valley Soil Comparative Survey: the ecology of Dry Valley edaphic microbial communities ISME J. 10.1038/ismej.2011.170
3. Cowan, D.A., S.L. Chown, P. Convey, I.M. Tuffin, K. Hughes, S.B. Pointing, W.F. Vincent (2011) Non-indigenous microorganisms in the Antarctic—assessing the risks. Trends Microbiol. 19:540-548
5. Cowan, D.A., J.A. Sohm, T. Makhalanyane, D.G. Capone, T.G.A. Green, and S.C. Cary (2011) Hypolithic communities: important nitrogen sources in Antarctic desert soils, Envir. Microbiol. Rep. 3:581-586
Banks, J.C., Ross, P.M., Smith, T.E. 2010. Report of a mummified leopard seal carcass in the southern Dry Valleys, McMurdo Sound, Antarctica. Antarctic science 22(1): 43-44. doi:10.1017/S0954102009990368