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The role of moisture in rock weathering at Victoria Valley, Victoria Land, Antarctica
Entry ID: K056_2002_2005_NZ_2

Abstract: Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Victoria Valley (02-03) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures were taken from rocks in the area. Holes were drilled into the rock at 45mm, 90mm and 400mm depths with thermocouples inserted and attached. Measurements were made at one-minute intervals during ... View entire text
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  N: -77.38   S: -77.38   E: 161.92   W: 161.92

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Start Date: 2002-10-17
Stop Date: 2004-11-22
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Temporal Resolution: Hourly
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Elliott, C. Modelling the influence of moisture variations on physical rock weathering processes in Antarctica: proposed investigations and preliminary results. in: Extended abstracts - 8th International Conference on Permafrost, Zurich, Switzerland, July 20-25, 2003. Haeberli W. Brandova D. (eds): International Permafrost Association. 2003. pp.31-32
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