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1. Circadian oscillators and photic entrainment in the Antarctic krill Euphausia superba [UNIPD_KRILL]
This dataset contains a list of 33 samples collected during the XIX Italian Antarctic Expeditions in the Ross Sea. In particular krill samples were fished at different times of the day in order to ...


2. Cardiovascular physiology in Antarctic fish - Cardiovascular_physiology_in_Antarctic_fish [Cardiovascular_physiology_in_Antarctic_fish]
The cardiocirculatory system plays a crucial role in the adaptation of the Antarctic notothenioids. This Research Unit has elucidated the morphofunctional characteristics of the icefish heart and ...


3. Evolution and biogeochemical cycle of pollutants - Pollutants_in_the_aerosol [Pollutants_in_the_aerosol]
Determination of organic pollutants and trace metals in the aerosol. Evaluation of their concentration to highlight that atmospheric aerosol is an important pathway by which pollutants are transported ...


4. Aerosol composition and its sources at the King Sejong Station [ECA050]
The annual cycles of major metals and ions in suspended particulate matters (SPM) have been investigated at a costal site of the Antarctic Peninsula in order to elucidate temporal variations as well ...


5. Airborne radiotracers [Airborne_radiotracers]
Natural radionuclides including 222Rn, 220Rn, 210Pb, 7Be have been used to examine a large variety of relevant atmospheric processes. Routine measurements of these naturally occurring radionuclides ...


6. Animal excrement: a potential biomonitor of heavy metal contamination [ECA063]
To assess the feasibility of using animal excrement to biomonitor the extent of heavy metal contamination in the marine environment, concentrations of mercury (Hg), lead (Pb), copper (Cu) and zinc ...


7. Antarctic Ecosystem Environmental Contamination, Climate Change and Human Impact [ECA027]
In the Southern Ocean, the marginal ice zone is the nursery ground for E. superba (by far the dominant herbivore), which channels organic matter produced by nanoplankton and diatoms to cephalopods, ...


8. Antarctic Ecosystem: environmental contamination [ECA062]
Although the remote continent of Antarctica is perceived as the symbol of the last great wilderness, the human presence in the Southern Ocean and the continent began in the early 1900s for hunting, ...


9. Atmospheric PCB Concentration at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica [ECA016]
This study increases the limited atmospheric database on PCB in remote areas by reporting PCB concentrations during the austral summer (2003-2004) at a site in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica and hypothesizing ...


10. BTN-Chemistry of micropollutants [BTN-Ve_SW16]
Seawater sampling using Teflon-coated go-flo bottles (20 L) with kevlar hydrowire. Analyses of trace elements in seawater were performed using Inductively Coupled Plasma Sector Field Mass Spectrometry ...


11. Baseline concentration of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen [ECA021]
Lichens and mosses are cryptogamic organisms with a number of features in common. They lack root systems, have a high cation-exchange capacity (CEC), and depend largely on atmospheric deposition for ...


12. Baseline concentrations of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen Umbilicaria decussata [Antar_Macrolichen_Umbilicaria]
Total concentrations of major and trace elements were determined in samples of the epilithic lichen Umbilicaria decussata from 24 ice-free areas in coastal Victoria Land (Antarctica) during ...


13. Benthonic Annelida of Ross Sea [Benthonic_Annelida_of_Ross_Sea]
Taxonomical studies of smaller marine infaunal Annelida from benthos sediments near Terra Nova Bay sampled during 1989 and 1989 summers.


14. Biochemical characterization of the antioxidant system in the scallop Adamussium colbecki, a sentinel organism for monitoring the antarctic environment. [Antarctic_scallop]
The scallop Adamussium colbecki can be profitably used for monitoring Antarctic coast environments but its utility would be increased if chemical analysis of pollutants were integrated with data on ...


15. Bioconcentration of PCBs in the pelagic food chain of the Ross Sea [ECA026]
In this study was measured mean PCB concentration (the sum of 50 congeners) in Ross Sea phytoplankton (mainly diatoms) and mixed zooplankton (copepods, amphipods and krill) of 1 and 4.2 ng g–1 wet ...


16. Biodiversity of Antarctic terrestrial ecosystems: on-line computerized interactive floras and identification keys of Antarctic lichens. [UNITS_LICHENS]
The research project is based on 3 main topics. A) Creation of on-line interactive floras and identification keys of lichens from areas of the Antarctic Continent, and in particular from Victoria ...


17. Biomagnification of mercury in an Antarctic marine coastal food web during 1989-1991 [Biomagnification_of_mercury]
Twenty samples of surface sediment (the top 3.0 cm) were taken on soft bottoms (from 20 to 300 m depth) with a stainless steel box corer. Phytoplankon and zooplankton were sampled with conical nylon ...


18. Cambro-Ordovician orogenic magmatism in Northern Victoria Land [ghezzo_cambro_ordovician_magmatism]
The Transantarctic Mountains expose the uplifted roots of the Ross- Delamerian orogenic system, that was active on the East Antarctic- Australia craton margin during Cambrian-Ordovician time. Granitoid ...


19. Cardiovascular physiology in Antarctic fish [Cardiovascular_physiology_in_Antarctic-fish]
The cardiocirculatory system plays a crucial role in the adaptation of the Antarctic notothenioids. This Research Unit has elucidated the morphofunctional characteristics of the icefish heart and ...


20. Changes of major ion concentrations in melting snow and terrestrial waters from northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. [Ion_concentr_Victoria_Land]
Concentrations of major ions (Cl-, NO3-, SO42-, Na+, K+,Mg2+, Ca2+) where measure in melting snow and water samples from stream and lakes in ice-free areas throughout northern Victoria Land. Most ...


21. Cosmic Ray Latitude Survey: 1995-1996 [CosmicRayLatitudeSurv1995-1996]
During the 1995-96 austral summer, a period of solar minimum, we operated a neutron monitor on board the ship Italica of the Italian Antarctic Programme to record cosmic ray neutron intensities in ...


22. Cosmic Ray Latitude Survey: 1996-1997 [CosmicRayLatitudeSurv1996-1997]
During the 1996-97 austral summer, a period of solar minimum, we operated a neutron monitor on board the ship Italica of the Italian Antarctic Programme to record cosmic ray neutron intensities in ...


23. Desaturases: Extreme cold adaptation and the biological significance in Antarctic organisms [UNISA_DIFARMA_DESATURASES]
It has been shown that thermal stability of proteins is modified by very minor changes in the amino acid (aa) sequence. For ex., for malic dehydrogenase and other proteins, a single aa substitution ...


24. Determination of polychlorinated biphenyls in Antarctic macroalgae Desmarestia sp. [ECA036]
This data set deals with the determined concentrations of PCB congeners in Desmarestia sp. samples collected from various locations at Admiralty Bay (King George Island). Total PCB concentrations ...


25. Distribution of PCBs in Sediment of Terranova Bay and Ross Sea [ECA002]
Marine sediment is frequently used to reconstruct environmental pollution trends. This study regarded the distribution of PCBs in the sediment from Terra Nova Bay and Ross Sea gathered, during the ...


26. Effects of UV-B radiations on non-marine Antarctic microalgae [uv_microalgae]
This data set contains a list of 273 samples collected during the 1998-99 and 2000-2001 Italian Antarctic Expeditions in several non-marine environments of Victoria Land. In particular mosses, soils, ...


27. Elevated cadmium accumulation in marine organisms from Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica) during 1989-1991 [Cadmium_marine_organisms_BTN]
As a contribution towards identification of the principal environmental factors involved in cadmium accumulation in Antarctic marine organisms and the establishment of a baseline near the Italian ...


28. Entrapment of long-distance transported pollen grains by various moss species in coastal Victoria Land, Antarctica [Species_in_Victoria_Land]
In northern Victoria Land (continental Antarctica, between 72 and 76 degrees S, 162 and 169 degrees E), 18 moss samples have been collected and analyzed for the presence of pollen. In turfs and cushions ...


29. Evolution and biogeochemical cycles of metal species in marine and lacustrine environments [MetalIonsInMarineAndLacustrEnv]
1995/96 Characterization of minor and trace metals in lacustrine ecosystems (Carezza Lake, Inexpressible Island, Tarn Flat, Edmondson Point). Determinations in lake waters, sediments, algae and soil. ...


30. Factors affecting the breeding success of south polar skua [ECA034]
Among marine organisms breeding in Antarctica, the South Polar skua (Catharacta maccormicki) combines the traits of the species more exposed to the bioaccumulation of persistent contaminants. Skuas ...


31. GIS of Antarctic rock samples (Italy) [alberti_gis]
GIS of Antarctic rock samples collected by Italian PNRA geologists since 1985. This GIS is used as a support for distribution of information related to antarctic rock museum collection. Point geographical ...


32. GPS strain net in Dome C area aimed at a detailed investigation of the ice flow. [GPSstrainNetworkDomeC]
In the framework of the European Science Foundation Project, named EPICA (Europea Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica) an international plan for deep ice coring drilling in Antarctica was established, ...


33. GPS survey of 11 points for the David Glacier and its Drygalski Ice Tongue [GPS_David_Glacier]
Drygalski Ice Tongue is the largest ice tongue in Ross Sea. It is 70 kilometers long (43.4 miles) and 20 kilometers wide (12.4 miles) and drains David Glacier. This ice tongue is large enough to show ...


34. Genetic diversity in the moss Pohlia nutans on geothermal ground of Mount Rittmann, Victoria Land, Antarctica. [GeneticDiversity_Victoria_Land]
The only known population of the moss Pohlia nutans in continental Antarctica occurs on geothermally heated ground of volcanic Mt. Rittmann in northern Victoria Land. Colonization of this bryophyte ...


35. Geodetic GPS detail network established in 1990-91 for the study of deformation control of Mount Melbourne volcano, Victoria Land. [GPS_melbourne_network_in_1990]
Geodetic GPS network established in 1990-91 for the study of deformation control of Mount Melbourne volcano, Victoria Land. The network, composed of 8 points, has been surveyed four times: 1990-91, ...


36. Geodetic GPS framing network for deformations control in the Terra Nova Bay Area [GPS_network_at_TNB]
In the frame of the IV Italian expedition in Antarctica (1988/89) a GPS geodetic network has been established in an area 2000 Km2 wide and close to the Terra Nova Bay station. The network was partially ...


37. Geodetic GPS small network for record the tidal response of the Hells Gate Ice Shelf, Victoria Land [static_gps_Hells_Gate_network]
The Hells Gate Ice Shelf has been chosen as a study case owing to its vicinity from Terra Nova Bay station and to the peculiar problems it raises to glaciologists and geophysicists. Aimed at locate ...


38. HEAVY METAL CONTAMINATION IN LACUSTRINE SEDIMENTS OF ADMIRALTY BAY, KING GEORGE ISLAND [ECA052]
A temporal reconstruction of heavy metals contamination in Admiralty bay, King George Island, was conduced through the analyses of sediment profiles. Ages of the layers were determined using 210Pb ...


39. Heavy metal contamination in coastal sediments and soils near the Brazilian Antarctic Station, King George Island [ECA053]
The natural and anthropogenic processes controlling sediment chemistry in Admiralty Bay, King George Island, Antarctica was investigate, calling the attention on the area affected by the Brazilian ...


40. Interregional correlations for the Ross Orogen in the Ross Sea/Ross Ice Shelf sector of the Transantarctic Mountains: implications for the tectonic evolution of the palaeo-Pacific Antarctic margin of Gondwana (INTERTAM) [ftalarico_intertam]
Rocks of the Ross Orogen of the Transantarctic Mountains (TAM) are generally interpreted to have evolved during a Neoproterozoic-early Paleozoic cycle of deposition and thermotectonic phases, spanning ...


41. Italian GPS permanent station in Antarctica (Terra Nova Bay - Victoria Land) [permanent_GPS_station_at_TNB]
In the framework of the GPS geodetic network in Terra Nova Bay, the network reference station (0100) coordinates were determined with high precision in WGS84 - ITRF system through the data processing ...


42. Katabatic winds at Hells Gate [Katabatic_winds_at_Hells_Gate]
Measurements performed at Hells Gate in the austral summers 1993-1994, 1994-1995, 1995-1996, 1996-1997, 1997-1998, 2001-2002 with three three-axial fast response Sonic Anemometers GILL RESEARCH, one ...


43. Kinematic double frequency GPS and RES (Radio Echo Sounding) surveys in the Dome C area [Dome_C_kinematic]
During the 1993 Dome Concordia Frech-Italian Antarctic Campaign, a first kinematic GPS survey was performed by means of two geodetic L1 frequency Trimble 4000SE GPS receivers. A Kinematic GPS and ...


44. Millimetric atmospheric transmission at Terra Nova Bay [atmo_mm_btn]
The millimetric atmospheric transmission was measured at Terra Nova Bay for the first time. Data were acquired using a lamellar grating spectrometer with a bolometric detector. Data have been acquired ...


45. New record of moss and thermophilic bacteria species and physico-chemical properties of geothermal soils on the northwest slope of Mt. Melbourne (Antarctica) in 2002 [Thermophilic_bacteria_Melbourne]
Four samples of surface soils, one with shoots of an unidentified moss species, were collected from a geothermal site on the northwest slope of volcanic Mt. Melbourne (northwest Victoria Land, continental ...


46. Organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) and polybrominated diphenil ethers (PBDEs) in Adelie penguin food web [ECA031]
Cod collected at Cinder Cones contained ΣPBDE6 at 311 ng/g. This is more than 10-fold greater than levels in biota at other sites far from McMurdo. For comparison, a 2006 study of krill, rock cod, ...


47. Organochlorine pollutants in soil and mosses from Victoria Land (Antarctica) [ECA022]
This data set reports the measures of organo-chlorine pollutants in soils and mosses from Victoria Land. Total PCB concentration in mosses ranges between 23 and 34 ng g-1 dry wt. Previously reported ...


48. PCBs and Chlorinated Pesticides in the Atmosphere of the Southwest Atlantic and Antarctic Oceans [ECA013]
The atmosphere content of a large number of OC compounds (HCB, HCHs, pp’-DDE, pp’-DDD, pp’-DDT and 11 PCB) was determined in a survey performed in November of 1995 in the open ocean between 23°S and ...


49. PCBs and PAHs in marine sediment, of Admiralty Bay [ECA003]
This project focused on the PCBs in sediments of Admiral Bay on King George Island collected in the 1993/1994 austral summer. The individual concentrations of PCB congeners ranged from < 0.05 to 0.57 ...


50. PCBs in Antarctica [ECA017]
In a large area of Victoria Land during the 1988–1989, 1989–1990, 1990–1991, and 1991–1992 Italian expeditions analyzed lake sediment and soil samples. The mean PCB normalized concentration was 240 ...


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