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Comprehensive Biological Study of Vostok Accretion Ice
Entry ID: NSF-ANT05-36870

Abstract: The large subglacial Lake Vostok in Antarctica is unique ecological site with a novel microbial biota. The temperatures, pressures and lack of light all select for organisms that may not exist anywhere else on Earth. The accretion ice (lake water frozen to the bottom of the lower surface of the glacier) has preserved microbial samples from each region of Lake Vostok as the glacier passes over and ... View entire text
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Description: NSF Award Abstract #0536870.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -72.47   S: -72.47   E: -106.8   W: -106.8

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2005-07-15
Stop Date: 2008-06-30
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Marine Geoscience Data System, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University Supplemental Info
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-09-02
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05