Soil climate and atmospheric data for Scott Base, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Bull Pass, Granite Harbour, Minna Bluff and the Victoria Valley, Antarctica

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Title: Soil climate and atmospheric data for Scott Base, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Bull Pass, Granite Harbour, Minna Bluff and the Victoria Valley, Antarctica
Description:
Abstract:
In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) climate stations were installed at six locations in the Ross Sea Region including Scott Base, Marble Point and Bull Pass all in the summer of 1998-1999, Mount Fleming in 2001-2002, Granite Harbour in 2002-2003 and Minna Bluff in 2002-2003. These stations make continuous atmospheric and soil climate recordings to provide information for comparison of soil climatic attributes with those from Arctic regions, to help understand the impacts of global climate changes on cold region soils and permafrost. New Zealand took over the annual maintenance and data collection from climate stations in the Victoria Valley in the 2001-2002. Each station monitors soil moisture, soil temperature and salinity to depths of 1.2 m. Measurements of atmospheric variables include air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation and wind speed and direction. MRC temperature probes were installed at depths of 2 cm to 1.2 m at Minna Bluff and Granite Harbour (2002-2003). Measurements are made at 20 minute intervals and averaged and recorded every hour.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Seybold, C.A., Harms, D.S., Balks, M., Aislabie, J., Paetzold, R.F., Kimble, J., Sletten, R. 2009. Soil climate monitoring project in the Ross Island region of Antarctica. Soil survey horizons 50:52–57.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Adlam, L.S., Balks, M.R., Seybold, C.A., Campbell, D.I. 2009. Temporal and spatial variation in active layer depth in the McMurdo Sound Region, Antarctica. Antarctic science 22(1), p 45-52. doi:10.1017/S0954102009990460
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Bockheim, J.G., McLeod, M., Balks, M.R. 2008. A provisional permafrost map of the Transantarctic Mountains. 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. 25-26
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REFERENCE: Aislabie, J.M. Chhour, K.-L. Saul, D.J. Miyauchi, S. Ayton, J. Paetzold, R.F. Balks, M.R. 2006 Dominant bacteria in soils of Marble Point and Wright Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica. Soil biology and biochemistry 38(10): 3041-3056 doi:10.1016/j.soilbio.2006.02.018
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REFERENCE: Barrett, J.E. Virginia, R.A. Wall, D.H. Cary, S.C. Adams, B.J. Hacker, A.L. Aislabie, J.M. 2006 Co-variation in soil biodiversity and biogeochemistry in northern and southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(4): 535-548 doi: 10.1017/S0954102006000587
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Wall, A.M. Balks, M.R. Campbell, D.I. Paetzold, R.F. 2004 Soil moisture measurement in the Ross Sea region of Antarctica using Hydra soil moisture probes. Supersoil 2004. 3rd Australian and New Zealand Soils Conference, University of Sydney, Australia, 5-9 Dec 2004. Singh, B.(ed), Published on CDROM. Website: http://www.regional.org.au/au/asssi/
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Balks, M. Kimble, J. Paetzold, R. Aislabie, J. Campbell, I. 2000 Effects of hydrocarbon contaminants on the temperature and moisture regimes of cryosols of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Contaminants in Freezing Ground. Collected proceedings of 2nd International Conference, 2-5 July, 2000, Cambridge University.
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Balks, M.R. Paetzold, R.F. Kimble, J.M. Aislabie, J. Campbell, I.B. 2002 Effects of hydrocarbon spills on the temperature and moisture regimes of Cryosols in the Ross Sea region. Antarctic science 14(4): 319-326
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Guglielmin, M. Balks, M.R. Paetzold, R.F. 2003 Towards an Antarctic Active Layer and Permafrost Monitoring Network. Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Permafrost, 21-25 July 2003, Zurich, Switzerland. Volume 1. Phillips, M., Springman, S.M., Arenson, L.U.(eds), Balkema
Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Campbell, I.B. 2000 Properties of soils at Lake Hoare Nematode Experimental Site, Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Interim results from November/December field investigation. Land and Soil Survey Consultancy Services special report no. 1
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Beginning_Date: 19990104
Ending_Date: Unknown
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD INSTRUMENT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: PROJECT
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE > AIR TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > HUMIDITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR > WATER VAPOR
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS > SURFACE WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION > SOLAR RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > ACTIVE LAYER
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > CRYOSPHERE > FROZEN GROUND > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: ARWS > AUTOMATIC REMOTE WEATHER STATION
Theme_Keyword: AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: SOIL MOISTURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: SOIL TEMPERATURE PROBE
Theme_Keyword: CALM > CIRCUMPOLAR ACTIVE LAYER MONITORING PROGRAM
Theme_Keyword: CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > BULL PASS
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MARBLE POINT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SCOTT BASE
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MT FLEMING
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > GRANITE HARBOUR
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MINNA BLUFF
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > VICTORIA VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: The data requires Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word to open files and is freely available.
Use_Constraints:
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACKIE AISLABIE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MEGAN BALKS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Address: Private Bag 3127
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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 7 858 3713
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4466 Ext 6322
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 858 4964
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aislabiej@landcareresearch.co.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.balks@waikato.ac.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
Measurements are made at 20 minute intervals and averaged and recorded every hour. Data is downloaded annually from automatic stations. Specifications for each data station measurements is described on the website.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
Not Available
Completeness_Report:
Not Available
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Process_Date: Unknown
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Distribution_Information:
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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: K123_1999_2008_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:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://soils.usda.gov/survey/scan/antarctica/index...
Access_Instructions:
Climate station data accessible from the United States Department of Agriculture website
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090115
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100223
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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