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SIPEX data iron site - Aurora Australis voyage Sept-Oct 2007
Entry ID: ASAC_3026_SIPEX

Abstract: This work was completed as part of the SIPEX - Sea Ice Physics and Ecosystem eXperiment - voyage.

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During SIPEX we investigated the biogeochemistry of iron (Fe), including a comprehensive examination of its distribution, speciation (i.e. the different forms of Fe), cycling and its role in fuelling sea ice-based and pelagic algal communities. A major part of this ... View entire text
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  N: -64.22   S: -65.55   E: 127.95   W: 116.83

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Dataset Originator/Creator: Trull, T.W., Bowie, A.R., Van der Merwe, P. and Lannuzel, D.
Dataset Title: SIPEX data iron site - Aurora Australis voyage Sept-Oct 2007
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2011-01-01
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Start Date: 2007-09-11
Stop Date: 2007-10-07
Quality A non-contaminating electro-polished stainless steel ice corer was used for sea ice sampling. Melted sea ice, snow, brine and seawater were then analysed to determine Fe and other trace metals of interest, including EPS concentrations, biological and physico-chemical parameters. The scientists wore clean suits to avoid contaminating the samples.

Additional work was carried out to determine Fe and Os isotopes in snow samples. Results will give insights on the contribution of extra-terrestrial dusts as a possible source of Fe to the ice cover.
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24