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Survey of soils and soil temperatures in the Ross Sea Region from Cape Hallett to the Shackleton Glacier for evidence of soil processes operating in Antarctica
Entry ID: K150_1964_1965_NZ_1

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Abstract: Soils in the Ross Sea Region were investigated for evidence of any soil processes operating in Antarctica. Two field seasons were used to sample and investigate the region. Sites visited in the first season (1959-1960) include the Taylor Valley in detail, Cape Royds, Cape Barne, Cape Evans, Turks Head, a short visit to Cape Hallett Station and Marble Point. During the second season (1964-1965) ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Research, New Zealand, stores information on soil site and soil pit horizon data from 35 years of soil studies by the investigators and their associates. There are >900 sites in the database but they are currently not sorted.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -85.0   E: 175.0   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1959-11-03
Stop Date: 1960-01-03

Start Date: 1964-10-28
Stop Date: 1965-01-25
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Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Phone: +64 3 358 0200
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Land and Soil Consultancy Services
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City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. A sequence of soils from a penguin rookery, Inexpressible Island, Antarctica. New Zealand journal of science 9(2): 361-372, 1966.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24