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Examination of permafrost characteristic at Marble Point: Moisture content over a range of ground types
Entry ID: K150_1991_1992_NZ_1

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Abstract: The characterisation of permafrost at Marble Point and Scott Base was conducted over a large area and beyond the vicinity of the runway. At Marble Point, permafrost drilling was carried out on undisturbed ground on a range of sites as follows: young sites close to the Wilson Piedmont Glacier,
older sites further away, wet sites where soils may be saturated at times from liqued water flows, ... 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

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-18
Stop Date: 1991-12-17
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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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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