Determining the source of melt water at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica

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Title: Determining the source of melt water at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica
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Abstract:
The seasonal melt regime of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Dry Valleys, Antarctica was investigated and monitored over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07). Melt water samples were collected at the glacier outlet to determine where the melt issuing from the glacier comes from. Samples were analysed for oxygen isotope ratios, organic carbon and solutes. The melt water stream was sampled at the glacier outlet when the flow was deep enough to gauge. Samples were collected twice daily and filtered with a 45┬Ám pore filter paper. Samples were also collected on four occasions at hourly intervals over the melt length for a day to assess possible diurnal and seasonal patterns. Meltwater samples were compared with measurements made of surface ice and cryoconite hole waters. The ice samples were taken at 50m intervals along a transect line. The samples were taken with a Sipre auger at a depth of approx. 0.75m and just below the surface. The samples were melted and filtered in the field.
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REFERENCE: MacDonell, S. 2009. Meltwater generation and drainage system development on an Antarctic cold-based glacier. PhD Thesis University of Otago. pp 239
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Beginning_Date: 20041119
Ending_Date: 20041214
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Beginning_Date: 20051029
Ending_Date: 20060109
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Beginning_Date: 20070102
Ending_Date: 20070204
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 162.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.3
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.3
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS > GLACIERS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > SURFACE WATER > DRAINAGE
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: LTER > LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: PAGES > PAST GLOBAL CHANGES, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: AMICS > ANTARCTIC ICE-SHEET DYNAMICS AND CLIMATIC CHANGE: MODELLING AND ICE COMPOSITION STUDIES
Theme_Keyword: Seasonal Melt Regime
Theme_Keyword: Meltwater Stream
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT LOWER GLACIER
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SEAN FITZSIMONS
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHELLEY MACDONELL
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Geography
Address: University of Otago
Address: PO BOX 59
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Geography
Address: University of Otago
Address: PO BOX 59
City: Dunedin
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 479 8786
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 479 9037
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sjf@geography.otago.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: macsh330@student.otago.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: yellowarcher@gmail.com
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This study will fulfill the requirements for the study of a PhD. All of the data will be presented in the thesis upon completion and subsequent publications. Any existing samples that have not been used are stored in a MAF-registered transitional facilities in the Geography department at the University of Otago, New Zealand. Please contact the PhD candidate: Ms Shelley MacDonell.
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Contact_Organization: NZ/NZAI/ANZ > Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://glaciers.otago.ac.nz/
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Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050922
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100929
Metadata_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CEISHA POIROT
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SHULAMIT GORDON
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Position: DIF AUTHOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 358 0211
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.poirot@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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