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The study of the abundance and occurence of salts in the soils of the Wright Valley

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Title: The study of the abundance and occurence of salts in the soils of the Wright Valley
Description:
Abstract:
Soil samples were collected and analysed from three profiles across the Wright Valley, to determine the abundance of sodium, magnesium, calcium, potassium, chloride and some minor elements in the salts in soil. Samples were analysed for ionic abundance (mgm/cm2) and ionic ratios. In all, 123 samples were collected with a 2cm2 corer and 650 analyses were performed on 80 of these. The aim of this project was to be able to explain why there are drastic differences in water chemistry between the lakes in the the Taylor Valley and Wright Valley. It was hoped to be able to determine the mechanism for separating the sodium chloride from the calcium chloride or some mechanism for exchanging sodium for calcium.
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Time_Period_of_Content:
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 19721202
Ending_Date: 19730119
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.4166
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -77.5833
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: LABORATORY
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: SOIL SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > LAKE VANADA
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: CHRIS HENDY
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Chemistry
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 856 2889 Ext 4381 Or 4392
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: c.hendy@waikato.ac.nz
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
In the University of Waikato Antarctic Research Unit Report (found in the Antarctica New Zealand logistic reports), some results are listed. For each traverse (Mt Jason - 22 samples, Mt Odin - 37 samples, Don Juan - 20 samples and water samples from Lake Vanda and Don Juan Pond were analysed) there reported data is altitude (feet), mean core length (cm), abundance mgm/cm2 of chloride, sodium, calcium, magnesium, potassium, lithium, rubidium and strontium, ionic ratios of Cl/Na, Ca/Na, Mg/Na, K/Na, Li/Na, Rb/Na and Sr/Na and ratios of abundance above and below upper lake levels of Chl and Na. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Process_Date: Unknown
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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: K009_1972_1973_NZ_2
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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://sci.waikato.ac.nz/staff/chem/chendy
Access_Instructions:
The investigators homepage
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090415
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090420
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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