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The use of computer models to predict changes in patterns and processes of terrestrial ecosystems in Antarctica: real data from automatic weather stations and digital cameras, dust samplers and soil samples

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Title: The use of computer models to predict changes in patterns and processes of terrestrial ecosystems in Antarctica: real data from automatic weather stations and digital cameras, dust samplers and soil samples
Description:
Abstract:
Field work was carried out to add to the creation of a dynamic geographic information system in which the specific observations about patterns and processes of the physical environment, plus observations of the presence of particular organisms and their interactions, were mapped and linked with computer models that allow prediction into as-yet unsampled locations and scenarios for future change in conditions. Automatic weather stations were established in the Garwood Valley (southeast shore of Lake Colleen) and Miers Valley (west of the northwest shore of Lake Miers) measuring air temperature, relative humidity and dewpoint, incident solar radiation, average wind direction and speed and wind gusts, and soil temperatures at 1cm and 5cm depth for two calendar years (2008 and 2009). A digital camera on a timer unit was established at Lake Colleen to record patterns of snow distribution and surface soil wetting during two calendar years. A network of dust samplers was installed on the west, south and east sides of Lake Colleen and the north, west, south and east sides of Lake Miers. The dust samplers record the dispersal of dust and organic material around the lakes during two calendar years. Soil samples were collected in the Garwood Valley for lab trials of methods to determine soil biodiversity and nutrient levels.
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Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20080117
Ending_Date: 20080127
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.1667
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.1667
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0333
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.0333
Spatial_Domain:
Description_of_Geographic_Extent:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 164.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.1
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -78.1
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Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
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
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC WINDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > ATMOSPHERE > ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICRONUTRIENTS/TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > SOIL TEMPERATURE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFAUNA
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > MICROFLORA
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND STATIONS
Theme_Keyword: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: AWS > AUTOMATED WEATHER SYSTEM
Theme_Keyword: SOIL SAMPLER
Theme_Keyword: LGP > LATITUDINAL GRADIENT PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
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 > GARWOOD VALLEY
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > MIERS VALLEY
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: T G ALLAN GREEN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ASHLEY SPARROW
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Department of Biological Sciences
Address: University of Waikato
Address: PO Box 3105
City: Hamilton
Country: NEW ZEALAND
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: Natural Resources and Environmental Science
Address: University of Nevada, Reno
Address: Mail Stop 186
Address: 1000 Valley Road
City: Reno
State_or_Province: Nevada
Postal_Code: 89512
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4225
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +01 775 784 1107
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4324
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +01 775 784 4583
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: greentga@waikato.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: asparrow@cabnr.unr.edu
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Data_Quality_Information:
Attribute_Accuracy:
Attribute_Accuracy_Report:
All data is held by the investigators. Please contact for more information.
Logical_Consistency_Report:
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Completeness_Report:
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Lineage:
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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: K024_2007_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://gcmd.nasa.gov/getdif.htm?K052_2004_2006_NZ_...
Access_Instructions:
Related study
Digital_Transfer_Option:
Online_Option:
Computer_Contact_Information:
Network_Address:
Network_Resource_Name:
http://sci.waikato.ac.nz/staff/?dept=biol&name=gre...
Access_Instructions:
The investigators homepage
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090423
Metadata_Review_Date: 20090423
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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