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Soil profile descriptions, Lake Wellman region, Antarctica
Entry ID: K123_2007_2008_NZ

Abstract: We sampled a chronosequence of soils on moraines in the Darwin Mountains ranging from early Holocene (10 ky) to mid Quaternary (ca 900 ky) in age to test if the structure and diversity of microbial communities are related to soil development. Samples were taken from a 6km radius of Lake Wellman (79 55' 16.2" S, 156 55' 30.7" E) in the south-eastern Darwin mountains. Our experimental design ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.87   S: -79.91   E: 156.87   W: 156.71
Min Altitude: 850 Max Altitude: 1204
Min Depth: 0.35 Max Depth: 0.85

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-12-14
Stop Date: 2008-01-18
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04