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Analysis of soils from Marble Point contaminated with heavy metals
Entry ID: K150_1989_1990_NZ_2

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Abstract: The fate of pollutants in Antarctic soils - to what extent soluble and insoluble materials move through, out of, or become fixed in soils, was investigated. Soil samples from a number of sites at Marble Point were collected and retained for chemical analyses. Soils at Marble Point were examined at two fuel spill sites (one old and one modern) and the influence of permafrost on the movement of ... 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.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.83   W: 163.83
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.45   W: 166.45

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-18
Stop Date: 1990-02-09
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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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Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. Powell, H.K.J. Amin, Z.H. Balks, M.R. Heavy metal contamination in some soils of the McMurdo Sounds region, Antarctica. Antarctic science 7(1): 9-14, 1995.

Campbell, I. Balks, M. The state of the Ross Sea region terrestrial environment: Soils and ice-free areas. In: Ross Sea Region 2001: A state of the environment report for the Ross Sea region of Antarctica.Waterhouse E.(ed) Christchurch: New Zealand Antarctic Institute. 2001. pp.4.16-4.33 ISBN 047810961X
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23