Predicting contaminant impacts at Lake Vanda, Antarctica

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Title: Predicting contaminant impacts at Lake Vanda, Antarctica
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Samples of water, phytoplankton, sediment, soil and bacterial mat were sampled from Lake Vanda and the old Vanda station site, in order to determine the fate of trace metal contaminants and their possible interaction with microbial organisms. The study was carried out over two seasons; summer 1995/96 and 1996/97. Water samples had the pH, temperature, conductivity, dissolved oxygen and H2S concentration measured on site, and were later analysed for trace metals and major ions. Lake column profiles were taken from 5 sites at Lake Vanda. Suspended sediment from the lake was also analysed for trace metals. Microbial mat samples were taken from the shallows of the lake and from the Onyx River waters and analysed with electron microscope. Soil profiles were dug to the suprapermafrost layer at five sites in Greywater gully, two helicopter pads and two control sites. For soils, conductivity, pH, soil moisture content, hydrocarbons and trace metals were determined.
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REFERENCE: Tazaki, K. Webster, J. Fyfe, W.S. Transformational processes of microbial barite to sediments in Antarctica. Japanese mineralogical journal 26: 63-68, 1997. Webster, J.G. Fyfe, W.S. Webster, K.S. Trace metal interaction with Antarctic microbial communities. in: Proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on the Geochemistry of the Earth’s Surface, Yorkshire, UK. : . 1996. pp.494-499 Webster, J. Webster, K. Nelson, P. Waterhouse, E. The behaviour of residual contaminants at a former station site, Antarctica. Environmental pollution 123: 163-179, 2003. Webster, K.S. Webster, J.G. Nelson, P.E. Trace metal/microbial interactions in an Antarctic freshwater system. in: Water-rock interaction: Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Water-Rock Interaction: WRI-9, Taupo, New Zealand, 30 March-3 April.Arehart G.B. Hulston J.R. (eds) The Netherlands: Balkema Press. 1998. pp.119-122 Webster-Brown, J.G. Webster, K.S. Trace metals in cyanobacterial mats, phytoplankton and sediments of the Lake Vanda region, Antarctica. Antarctic science 19(3): 311-319, 2007. Webster, J.G. Webster, K.S. Hawes, I. Trace metal transport and speciation in Lake Wilson: a comparison with Lake Vanda. in: Ecosystem processes in Antarctic ice-free landscapes: proceedings of an International Workshop on Polar Desert Ecosystems, Christchurch, NZ, 1-4 July 1996.Lyons W.B. Howard-Williams C. Hawes I. (eds) The Netherlands: Balkema Press. 1997. pp.221-230
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Beginning_Date: 19951127
Ending_Date: 19970111
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 161.6666
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 161.6666
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5166
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5166
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS > HEAVY METALS CONCENTRATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CHLOROPHYLL
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONTAMINANTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > HYDROCARBONS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > OXYGEN
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > TRACE METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > HEAVY METALS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > PLANKTON > PHYTOPLANKTON
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY - LAKE VANADA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JENNY WEBSTER-BROWN
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Chemistry
Address: University of Auckland
Address: Private Bag 92019
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 9 373 7599 Extn 87374
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: j.webster@auckland.ac.nz
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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: K094_1995_1997_NZ_1
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http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20051101
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090327
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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