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The concentration of combustion engine particulates, the organic fraction of the particulates and the sources of the particulates identified by isotopic analysis from snow and ice samples near Scott Base

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Title: The concentration of combustion engine particulates, the organic fraction of the particulates and the sources of the particulates identified by isotopic analysis from snow and ice samples near Scott Base
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Abstract:
The McMurdo Dry Valleys contain negligible snow and ice, while being surrounded by other glaciated valleys and snow covered mountains. The mechanisms causing the valleys and maintaining them were not established, prior to this study. The aims of this project were to understand the physical mechanisms leading to the existence of the dry valleys, to compare data against models so that the models can be used elsewhere and to investigate whether global warming will dry out glaciated valley's elsewhere. Ten micro-meteorological sites were established throughout the length and breadth of the valley. These measured temperature, humidity, wind speed, wind direction, pressure, sunlight and heat transfer to the surface. Data was recorded automatically every 5-15 minutes at each site. The data was used in models to determine the effects of global warming on glaciated valleys.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Martin, P.D. 1996. Mesoscale climate of an Antarctic dry valley. MSc thesis, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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Beginning_Date: 19931115
Ending_Date: 19931209
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Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.5
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 163.0
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > WRIGHT VALLEY
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person: PAUL D. MARTIN
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Contact_Person: STUART BRADLEY
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Address: Department of Physics
Address: University of Auckland
Address: Private Bag 92016
City: Auckland
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 9 373 7599 Extn 88886
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 9 373 7445
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.bradley@auckland.ac.nz
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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
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Address: Antarctica New Zealand
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 3 358 0200
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Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: s.gordon@antarcticanz.govt.nz
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090521
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090606
Metadata_Contact:
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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
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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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