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Meltwater geochemistry and biological characteristics of the Darwin Glacier region of Antarctica

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Title: Meltwater geochemistry and biological characteristics of the Darwin Glacier region of Antarctica
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Abstract:
Freshwater ponds have long been recognised as an important local biodiversity element in the Antarctic landscape. A suite of relatively easily measured chemical and biological variables that provide key information on the structure of Antarctic aquatic ecosystems have been measured at several sites in the Ross Sea region in conjunction with the Latitudinal Gradient Project and were measured more recently in areas around the Darwin glacier. Samples were collected from the following meltwater catchments: Lake Wilson, Diamond Hill, Lake Wellman area, Grant Valley (Lake Hendy),the Foggy Dog Glacier region and Tentacle Ridge. In addition, several moraine based ponds and several supraglacial ponds were sampled opportunistically. Water samples are to be analysed for pH, salinity, conductivity, Na, K, Ca, Mg, Cl, SO4, HCO3, DIC, DOC, Chlor-a, isotopes (O18, D2, Tr3), dissolved nutrients (NO3, DRP, NH3, TDN, and TDP), particulate nutrients (PNPP, PNPC), viruses and bacteria, and selected trace elements. Cyanobacterial mats and sediments will be analysed for species composition (incl. genetics), and invertebrates. The mineralogy of salts precipitated in pond sediments and in soils will also be determined.
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20090113
Ending_Date: 20090129
Currentness_Reference:Unknown
Status:
Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 156.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 160.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -79.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -80.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEMS > WETLANDS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > NUTRIENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > PH
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > WATER QUALITY/WATER CHEMISTRY > WATER TRACE ELEMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION > PLANTS > MICROALGAE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > AQUATIC ECOSYSTEMS > LAKES
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > BIOSPHERE > ECOLOGICAL DYNAMICS > ECOSYSTEM FUNCTIONS > BIOMASS DYNAMICS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD SURVEYS
Theme_Keyword: FIELD INVESTIGATION
Theme_Keyword: LTER > LONG-TERM ECOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Theme_Keyword: LGP > LATITUDINAL GRADIENT PROJECT
Theme_Keyword: EBA > EVOLUTION AND BIODIVERSITY IN THE ANTARCTIC
Theme_Keyword: BIOTA
Theme_Keyword: INLAND WATERS
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
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Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > DARWIN GLACIER
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: BRIAN SORRELL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: IAN HAWES
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JENNY WEBSTER BROWN
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Address: NIWA
Address: PO BOX 11-115
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Address: Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management
Address: University of Canterbury
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Address: University of Canterbury
Address: Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
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Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 348 5548
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 3 364 2490
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: b.sorrell@niwa.co.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: AquaticResearchSolutions@gmail.com
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: ian.hawes@canterbury.ac.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: jennifer.webster-brown@canterbury.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: K081_2007_2008_NZ_3
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/
Access_Instructions:
DATA CENTER URL
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Computer_Contact_Information:
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Network_Resource_Name:
http://www.niwa.co.nz/rc/antarctica/
Access_Instructions:
Fees: Not Available
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090109
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100929
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
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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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