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Cumulative impacts and rates of recovery of the Antarctic soil environment at Scott Base and vicinity, Crater Hill, Observation Hill and Capes Evans and Royds

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Citation_Information:
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Title: Cumulative impacts and rates of recovery of the Antarctic soil environment at Scott Base and vicinity, Crater Hill, Observation Hill and Capes Evans and Royds
Description:
Abstract:
Soil profile descriptions from the a number of disturbed and undisturbed sites in the vicinity of Scott Base and McMurdo Station, including Crater Hill, Observation Hill, and Home Beach at Cape Evans was carried out in the 2008-2009 field season. 33 soil samples from 8 soil pits were taken. Soil profile descriptions from the vicinity of Scott Base and McMurdo Station, including Crater Hill, Observation Hill, Cape Evans, Marble Point, Cape Roberts, and Lake Vanda and vicinity in the Wright Valley, were also carried out in the 2009-2010 field season. 104 soil samples and complementary microbial subsamples were taken. The data collected from both seasons includes: GPS location, colour, texture, evidence of salts, weathering stage, depth to ice-cemented permafrost, parent material and landform following USDA Soil Taxonomy classification. All profiles were sampled for bulk density and water content in the field, and for chemical (pH, EC, 1:5 extract for Ca, Mg, Na, K, Cl, NO3, SO4) and particle-size analyses. Soil disturbance by foot traffic was assessed at 36 sites in the 2008/2009 season and at 49 sites in the 2009/2010 season (using McLeod, in press). Soil Vulnerability Index of boot imprints was used. A modified Campbell et al. (1993) Visual Site Assessment classification was undertaken at each site. 6 infrared track counters were installed at recreational walking tracks on Crater Hill, Observation Hill, Wind Vane Hill at Cape Evans, and the shortcut track between Scott Base and McMurdo Station. GPS locations are provided.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: O'Neill, T.A, Balks, M.R. 2008. 2008. Irreversible damage? Human activity, cumulative impacts, and recovery rates of the Antarctic soil environment. Extended Abstracts of the Ninth International Conference on Permafrost, 29 June - 3 July 2008, University of Alaska, Fairbanks Kane, D.L. Hinkel, K.M. (eds), Fairbanks Institute of Northern Engineering, University of Alaska p. 229
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Beginning_Date: 20090109
Ending_Date: 20090122
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20091206
Ending_Date: 20100122
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.85
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Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > LANDSCAPE > LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CLASSIFICATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE/MANAGEMENT > ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: VISUAL OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: ENVIRONMENT
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE EVANS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTT BASE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CRATER HILL
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > OBSERVATION HILL
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MCMURDO STATION
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE ROBERTS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > LAKE VANDA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MARBLE POINT
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: Not Available
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MEGAN BALKS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Address: School of Science and Engineering
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal_Code: 2001
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4466 Ext 6322
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.balks@waikato.ac.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Samples are all held by the investigator at the University of Waikato, Earth Science MAF facility. Please contact the investigator for more information.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Process_Description:
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
Distributor:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Organization_Primary:
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
Resource_Description: K026_2008_2009_NZ_1
Distribution_Liability:
Not Available
Standard_Order_Process:
Digital_Form:
Digital_Transfer_Information:
Format_Name: Not Available
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090619
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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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