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51. New Zealand International Transantarctic Scientific Expedition (NZ ITASE) - Climate variability measured from ice cores taken along the Victoria Land Coast [K049_1999_2008_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
The climate of the Victoria Land Coast is created by the interacting influences of the Dry Valleys, East Antarctic Ice Sheet and the Ross Sea. Slight changes can significantly alter local weather ...


52. The mean size and mean number of microbial organism for soil samples collected from Heald, Hahn and White Island terrestrial soils and White Island marine sediment [K014_1978_1979_NZ_3]
Samples of soils collected from Heald, Hahn and White Island were ground in a mortar and pestle with 20ml distilled water. Agar films for subsequent counting were prepared from these soil suspensions. ...


53. Volcanic and geothermal activity of Mt Melbourne [K002_1966_1967_NZ_2]
The southern side of Mt Melbourne was ascended to examine the present day thermal activity and the evidence for historic volcanism of the mountain. Many small recent looking volcanic cones and mounds ...


54. The geomorphology of the Victoria Valley, the Wright Valley, the Koettlitz Valley and its tributaries and the Olympus Range [K009_1971_1972_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The research was concerned with several aspects of the geomorphology of the Victoria Valley, the Wright Valley, the Koettlitz Valley and its tributaries and the Olympus Range areas. Particular studies ...


55. The response of microbial communities in the ponds of the McMurdo Ice Shelf to autumn-winter-spring freeze conditions (light levels, temperature, salinity, etc) [K081_1995_2000_NZ_1]
Parts of the McMurdo Ice Shelf area is covered by freshwater ponds, many of which contain abundant growths of algae and cyanobacteria and few invertebrate species. The habitat is very variable in ...


56. Frio Shear Zone: investigation of a major tectonic boundary in South Victoria Land, Antarctica [K061_1999_2000_NZ_2]
The Frio Shear Zone (FSZ) is a 4km wide, ductile shear zone, forming the boundary between two structural blocks, Walcott Block to the southwest and Dry Valleys Block to the northeast, in South Victoria ...


57. Survey of the mammals and birds occurring at Cape Bird, 1977-1980 [K014_1977_1978_NZ_2]
A general survey of the mammals and birds occurring was carried out at Cape Bird 1977-1981 and at Cape Hallett 1982-1983. No previous work has been carried out on mammals in these areas. Short, frequent ...


58. Time-depth records of diving behaviour profiles of adelie penguins at various nest stages [K065_1988_1989_NZ_1]
Using a newly developed small electronic package, time depth recorders, several penguins were fitted to determine the profile of their diving behaviour while they are foraging. The time depth recorders ...


59. Collaborative Research: Geochemical transect from oceanic Adare Basin to adjacent continental Adare Peninsula: implications for the origin of intraplate (HIMU-like) alkaline magmas [SIO_BGSU_ADARE_GEOCHEM]
Detailed analytical studies are still being conducted on Adare Basin samples, but preliminary results for their major element, trace element and Sr-Nd-Pb isotopic compositions resemble those of volcanic ...


60. Ultraviolet radition from 290-450 nm with a high precision spectro-radiometer [K085_2006_2007_NZ_1]
A high precision spectro-radiometer measuring total ultraviolet radiation from 290-450 nm was installed at Arrival Heights as a two month blind inter-comparison with the established measurement programme ...


61. Description of the summit of Mt Erebus from an ascent: temperature profiles, topography features and collected soil, lichen and snow and sulphur samples [K044_1963_1964_NZ_1]
An ascent of Mt Erebus was made to the southwest crater rim to collect snow and sulphur samples and to observe the summits volcanic activity. On the ascent, temperature profiles were establish. Temperature ...


62. Collection of Antarctic terrestrial insects from Cape Royds, New Harbour/Taylor Valley [K012_1981_1982_NZ_4]
Collection of terrestrial insects (collembolans) were made wherever possible to extend distribution records, and to characterize preferred habitats for the insects. Collections of collembola (springtails) ...


63. Estimates of the population density of Trematomus bernacchii at Cape Roberts and Cape Evans [K012_2000_2002_NZ_1]
The population density of the bottom dwelling Antarctic fish Trematomus bernacchii was estimated using the mark and recapture method and underwater video surveillance. Two sites were fished over two ...


64. Detailed rock sampling for K-Ar and Rb-Sr geochronological dating studies of the Rennick and Matusevich Glacier region: GANOVEX V [K002_1988_1989_NZ_1]
The GANOVEX V Expedition (German Antarctic North Victoria Land Expedition) was carried out aboard the M.V. Polar Queen, research vessel. The area visited was the Oates Land Coast. Detailed rock sampling ...


65. Temperature, salinity and current turbulence along an east to west transect across McMurdo Sound [K131_2007_2009_NZ_1]
The oceanography of McMurdo Sound was investigated by collecting current meter data, water samples, ice cores, under ice turbulence and Conductivity (salinity)-Temperature-Depth (CTD) profiles of ...


66. Soil salt concentrations as indicators of prior lake levels: Lakes Bonney and Vanda [K009_1973_1974_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
In the belief that geochemical techniques may assist to unravel the complexities of the Antarctic glacial moraine, a project was undertaken to investigate the concentrations of salts in the soils ...


67. South Polar Skua Population Census [K121_2011_2012_NZ_1]
Our primary hypothesis is that South Polar skua (Stercorarius maccormicki) population abundance broadly tracks summer food availability in the southern McMurdo Sound region. Skuas and Adélie penguins ...


68. Water nutrient chemistry of ponds on Bratina Island, Antarctica [K081_2004_2005_NZ_3]
Tweleve ponds on the McMurdo Ice Shelf were sampled to create and annual data set of water nutrient chemistry (DRP, NH4-N, NO3-N, TDN, TDP), pH, conductivity, temperature, phytoplankton chlorophyll ...


69. The functioning of the spleen in the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki [K057_1994_1995_NZ_2]
The spleen of notothenioids releases red blood cells during times of stress to increase oxygen uptake. The more red blood cells in the blood, the more viscous it is and the harder it is to pump around ...


70. Triassic paleoecology in south Victoria Land: A vegetation model (plant fossils and palaeosols) in Triassic alluvial plains [K042_1982_1983_NZ_6]
Triassic plant fossils and palaeosols were sampled from four mountains (Mt Bastion, Portal Mountain, Shapeless Mountain and Allan Hills) with the aim of establishing a model of vegetation on the Triassic ...


71. Geological mapping 1:50,000 in the areas between the Asgaard and Clare Ranges, South Victoria Land [K112_1992_1993_NZ_1]
Geological mapping 1:50,000 was conducted in South Victoria Land to draw together previous mapping works to produce a map of the geology between the Asgaard and Clare Ranges. Previous work includes ...


72. Sediment Cores from beneath the Ross Ice Shelf [K001C_2010_2011_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
28 short (1.3 m) sediment cores were collected from beneath the Ross Ice Shelf using a gravity corer that was deployed through the ice shelf via holes made with the ANDRILL Hot Water Drilling System. ...


73. Seismic, bathymetry and piston coring transects to determine sediment movement in the Cape Royds area [K041_1986_1987_NZ_3]
Seismic, bathymetry and piston coring transects were undertaken in the Cape Royds area to determine how sediment was moving over the sea floor of this area to the 900m deep Erebus basin offshore. ...


74. Ozone, temperature and pressure measurements from ozonesonde instruments launched on balloons during the polar winter into the atmosphere to approximately 30 km height from nine stations in Antarctica [K085_2002_2003_NZ_2]
As part of the European QUOBI project (Quantitative Understanding of Ozone losses by Bipolar Investigations), 9 stations around Antarctica were involved in a coordinated 'Match' campaign involving ...


75. Determination of wind flow patterns and analysis of snow samples for airborne pollutants around Scott Base [K088_1994_1995_NZ_1]
The transport of pollutants from an occupied Antarctic Station (Scott Base) to the surrounding snow was investigated. Density balloons were tracked constantly at low levels throughout the area in ...


76. Soil climate and atmospheric data for Scott Base, Marble Point, Mount Fleming, Bull Pass, Granite Harbour, Minna Bluff and the Victoria Valley, Antarctica [K123_1999_2008_NZ_1]
In collaboration with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) climate stations were installed at six locations in the Ross Sea Region including Scott Base, Marble Point and Bull Pass all ...


77. RICE: Snow Samples, Roosevelt Island, Antarctica [K049_2010_2012_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
RICE is an international collaboration between New Zealand, USA, Denmark, United Kingdom, Germany, Australia, Italy and China. The aim of the project is to recover a 750 m deep ice core from Roosevelt ...


78. Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits at Mt Watters [K042_2000_2001_NZ_1]
Volcanogenic and sedimentary deposits that comprise Mt Watters were mapped and sampled at Allan Hills to determine the nature of the feature and the eruptive event which produced it. Collected data ...


79. Geological investigation into the mode of origin of the Wright and Taylor Valleys [K042_1969_1970_NZ_2]
The Labyrinth area in the Wright Valley is an unusual area of very steep gullies with flat treads between, which form a box canyon type topography. The mode of origin of the area is a controversial ...


80. Geological examination and sampling of Devonian Aztec Siltstone, the fish bearing red bed sequence and Permian coal measures for pollen and coal rank studies [K042_1973_1974_NZ_1]
Sections of Aztec siltstone at Mt Metschel, in the Alligator Peak area, Shapeless Mountain, Mount Fleming, the Lashly Mountains and Aztec Mountain were examined and sampled on a very detailed scale ...


81. The distribution, embryological development and effects of temperature on the eggs and larvae of Pleuragramma antarcticum from Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica [K012_2005_2006_NZ_1]
Little is known of the early development of Pleuragramma antarcticum prior to hatching. Abundant eggs and larvae were collected under the sea ice from Terra Nova Bay in October and November. The distribution, ...


82. The role of the spleen in producing red blood cells during stress (measurements of haematocrit, haemoglobin, chloride, adrenaline conc., spleen mass) in Antarctic fish (Pagothenia borchgrevinki, Trematomus bernacchii) [K057_1991_1992_NZ_1]
The effects of stress (both hypoxia and exercise) on haematocrit in Antarctic fish was investigated with the aim to examine red cell release from the spleen under conditions of stress. The spleen ...


83. The Heimdall Erosion surface [K051_2006_2007_NZ_1]
The Heimdall Erosion surface between Mt Jason, Mt Hercules, Mt Electra, Balham Valley, Vashka Lake and Sponsors Peak was investigated with the aim to evaluate the tectonic setting of early Beacon ...


84. Geological investigations (locations, descriptions, chemical and petrographic analysis) of the coal seams in the Upper Wright Valley [K112_1982_1983_NZ_1]
The presence of coal seams in the Permian strata and to a lesser extent in the Mesozoic sequences in the vicinity of the Upper Wright Valley, South Victoria Land were investigated. Detailed geological ...


85. Do density driven bottom currents originate from beneath the Mackay Glacier Tongue in Granite Harbour? Data from current meters, bathymetry profile and sediment trap samples [K042_1988_1989_NZ_1]
Previous studies suggest that a current originating from beneath the Mackay Glacier Tongue in Granite Harbour could contribute to the deposits of mud flooring the deeper parts of McMurdo Sound and ...


86. Examination of the accumulation of dust and organic debris in the vicinity of Scott Base, McMurdo Station and around Hut Point Peninsula [K150_1982_1983_NZ_3]
The effects of long continued human occupation of Antarctic soils and the environment was studied in the areas surrounding Scott Base, McMurdo Station and Hut Point peninsula. The accumulation of ...


87. The resistivity at depth of sea ice from McMurdo Sound and measurements of the depth of the percolation layer [K131_2000_2001_NZ_1]
The resistivity at depth of sea ice was measured in McMurdo Sound to give an indirect way of measuring the depth of the percolation layer. This layer is where the sea ice becomes much more permeable ...


88. Collection and identification of marine crustaceans in McMurdo Sound to identify ectoparasitic isopods from McMurdo Sound fish species [K012_1994_1995_NZ_2]
A variety of small crustaceans from diverse sources, including benthic traps, bottom grab and hand collection by USAP divers were collected to identify ectoparasitic isopods from McMurdo Sound fish ...


89. The structural glaciology, ice marginal landforms, sediments and movement of the Suess Glacier, Taylor Valley, Antarctica [K064_1994_2005_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The structural glaciology, ice marginal landforms, sediments and movement of the Suess Glacier, Taylor Valley, Antarctica was investigated over several seasons. Preliminary work was completed with ...


90. Examination of the Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges [K042_1968_1969_NZ_1]
The Beacon Group stratigraphy and paleontology between the Boomerang and Olympus Ranges was investigated in two phases. The first phase involved visits to ranges and nunataks around the Skelton Neve ...


91. Chlorophyll measurements, cell counts, species identifications in sea ice. DNA, RNA samples in RNAlater [K043_2011_2012_NZ_1]
Cape Evans : Measurements of chlorophyll a per sq m, from 10cm sections of sea ice from the bottom middle and top of ice cores, Samples also taken for cell counts, species identifications, DNA,RNA ...


92. Examination of the water mixing processes, water temperature and zooplankton species assemblage under the Ross Ice Shelf [K007_1976_1978_NZ_1]
The water under the Ross Ice Shelf was investigated over two seasons through a hole drilled in the ice. In the first season, an ice hole near White Island was used to access the water under the ice ...


93. Ground penetrating radar (GPR) and Photogrammetry, electrical resistivity tomography (ERT), electromagnetic and topography data of polygonal patterned ground in the Victoria and Beacon Valleys [K054_2006_2007_NZ_1]
To understand the subsurface properties of polygonal patterned ground (PPG) and to attempt to resolve competing theories of PPG activity, non-invasive, non-destructive geophysical methods were used ...


94. Daily CTD cast measurements near the Erebus Glacier Tongue, McMurdo Sound [K131_2005_2006_NZ_2]
Fjords are a common feature in the coast of Antarctica, particularly in the Ross Sea region, yet little is known about the circulation within most of these fjords. The oceanography of Ferrar fjord ...


95. Nest success (eggs laid, hatched and chick survival) of south Polar Skuas at Cape Bird [K121_1986_1987_NZ_3]
Siblicide in nestling South Polar Skuas was investigated at Cape Bird. Skua nests were located and monitored (112 in the 86-87 season, 165 in the 87-88 season and 173 in the 88-89 season). Their ...


96. Scott Base Tide Gauge records since 2001 [K042_2001_2008_NZ_1]
A sea level recorder and barometer was installed at Scott Base in January 2001 initially to support oceanographic and hazards research (including tsunami) and to support hydrographic surveying. The ...


97. 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 [K011_2000_2001_NZ_1]
The likely sources of organic pollutants in Antarctica are aircrafts, generators and vehicular emissions. Engines and generators emit organic rich particulates due to incomplete fuel combustion that ...


98. Geological map of sedimentation by running water and intense wind activity in Trudge Valley, Allan Hills [K042_2001_2002_NZ_2]
While working in the Allan Hills, two canyons on the south side of Trudge Valley were observed to have distinct traces of sedimentation by running water, topped by intense wind activity. The presence ...


99. Tissue collection for molecular and morphological phylogenetics of Antarctic fishes [K012_1989_1992_NZ_2]
Tissue was collected for molecular analysis of evolutionary relationships in the notothenioids. Material from 10 notothenioids and 2 zoarcids was collected and analysed.


100. Early life stages in the life cycle of Antarctic silverfish, Pleuragramma antarcticum [K012_1998_1999_NZ_1]
Mature eggs were expressed from a gravid icefish at Terra Nova Bay and fertilized successfully in vitro. Development was followed for about 15 days, but was curtailed by the end of the season. Development ...


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