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Soil and groundwater description, characterisation and sampling at various sites at Cape Hallett

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Title: Soil and groundwater description, characterisation and sampling at various sites at Cape Hallett
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The soil and groundwater at Seabee Hook, Cape Hallet was described and characterised. Soil Investigation: Soil pits were dug east of Willett Cove on low mounds on disturbed and undisturbed sites, both hydrocarbon contaminated and hydrocarbon free at Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett to describe, sample and characterise each of the identified soil-landscape map units. 13 soil profiles were described and 7 were sampled for soil chemical, physical and microbial analyses. In situ soil respiration rates were measured. Analysis of chemical and physical properties included soil pH, electrical conductivity, soluble salts, carbon, nitrogen, total petroleum hydrocarbons, particle-size distribution, soil moisture retention, hydrocarbon degradation potentials and bacterial diversity. Groundwater Investigations: 9 piezometers were placed in the soil in the area between the fuel tank and Willet Cove in order to allow the sampling of the groundwater, to test the extent of fuel migration and to determine the groundwater regime of the site. The piezometers were left with the pipes visible up to 20 cm above the soil surface and capped with a wooden top. Groundwater samples were collected for hydrocarbon analysis, hydrocarbon mineralization potentials and chemical analysis. Measurements of the rate and direction of groundwater flow and subsurface soil permeability on Seabee Hook was measured by installing dipwells. The duration and extent of groundwater occurrence and movement was monitored with a bromide tracer. A groundwater model of the area was prepared.
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Supplemental_Information:
REFERENCE: Aislabie, J., Jordan, S., Ayton, J., Klassen, J.L., Baker, G.M. and Turber, S. 2009. Bacterial diversity associated with ornithogenic soil of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Can. J. Microbiol 55: 21-36
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REFERENCE: Aislabie, J., Ryburn, J. and Sarmah, A. 2009. Culturable microbes in shallow groundwater underlying ornithogenic soil of Cape Hallett, Antarctica. Can. J. Microbiol 55: 12-20.
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REFERENCE: Aislabie, J.M. Jordan, S. Barker, G.M. 2008 Relation between soil classification and bacterial diversity in soils of the Ross Sea region, Antarctica. Geoderma 144: 9-20 doi: 10.1016/j.geoderma.2007.10.006
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REFERENCE: Barrett, J.E. Virginia, R.A. Wall, D.H. Cary, S.C. Adams, B.J. Hacker, A.L. Aislabie, J.M. 2006 Co-variation in soil biodiversity and biogeochemistry in northern and southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(4): 535-548 doi: 10.1017/S0954102006000587
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REFERENCE: Hofstee, E.H. 2006 Soils and hydrology of Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett, Antarctica. M.Sc., University of Waikato, 2006.
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REFERENCE: Hofstee, E.H. Balks, M.R. Petchey, F. Campbell, D.I. 2006 Soils of Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(4): 473-486 doi: 10.1017/S0954102006000526
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REFERENCE: Hofstee, E.H. Campbell, D.I. Balks, M.R. Aislabie, J. 2006 Groundwater characteristics at Seabee Hook, Cape Hallett, Antarctica. Antarctic science 18(4): 487-495 doi: 10.1017/S0954102006000538
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REFERENCE: Aislabie, J. Ryburn, A. Sarmah, A. 2008 Hexadecane mineralization activity in ornithogenic soil from Seabee Hook, Antarctica. Polar biology 31(4): 421-428
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REFERENCE: Ayton, J. 2009. Microbial diversity in soils from the Ross Sea region of Antarctica. PhD Thesis University of Auckland 258 p.
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Beginning_Date: 20031212
Ending_Date: 20040121
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Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 20041203
Ending_Date: 20050121
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Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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West_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.2167
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 170.2167
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3167
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -72.3167
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUNDWATER CHEMISTRY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > CARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > LAND SURFACE > SOILS > NITROGEN
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Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > CAPE HALLETT
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > ANTARCTICA > SEABEE HOOK
Place_Keyword: GEOGRAPHIC REGION > POLAR
Access_Constraints: The data was collected for the purpose of a Master's of Science degree study. The data is contained within the thesis and in the publications. Please contact the investigator(s) or refer to the publications.
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Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: ERICA HOFSTEE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: JACKIE AISLABIE
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: MEGAN BALKS
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Address:
Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Address:
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Address: Landcare Research New Zealand Ltd
Address: Private Bag 3127
City: Hamilton
Country: New Zealand
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Address: Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Address: School of Science and Engineering
Address: University of Waikato
Address: Private Bag 3105
City: Hamilton
Postal_Code: 2001
Country: New Zealand
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 858 3713
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +64 7 838 4466 Ext 6322
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 858 4964
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +64 7 838 4218
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: aislabiej@landcareresearch.co.nz
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: m.balks@waikato.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
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20090115
Metadata_Review_Date: 20100223
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
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Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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