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Measurements of gases, particulates and energy from the plume, air, rocks, snow, ice, steam, gas and soils of Mt Erebus, Ross Island
Entry ID: K092_1989_1990_NZ_1

Abstract: Mt Erebus gases, particulates and energy forms an important source of chemical species in the Antarctic environment and its important that the composition and quantity of the components of the plume and their fate once in the atmosphere be determined to characterize and quantify sources of contaminants in Antarctica. The volcanic plume was sampled for acids, SO2, H2S, H2SO4, radioisotopes, ... View entire text
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  N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 167.17   W: 167.17

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1989-12-11
Stop Date: 1990-01-05
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Sheppard, D.S. Le Guern, F. Christenson, B.W. Compositions and mass fluxes of the Mount Erebus volcanic plume. in: Volcanological and environmental studies of Mount Erebus, Antarctica.Kyle P.R. (ed) Washington: American Geophysical Union. 1994. pp.83-96 [Antarctic research series: 66] ISBN 0875908756
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23