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Assessment of the rate of contaminant movement through Antarctic soils using a lithium chloride experiment at Lake Vanda
Entry ID: K150_1993_1994_NZ_4

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Abstract: A leaching trial was set up at Lake Vanda to determine how rapidly and how far water-soluble materials spilt on the soil surface will move. A series of 1 x 1 m plots and control sites on the north shore of Lake Vanda opposite the station had LiCl added to the soil. The sites were sampled from the application plot four days after establishment to determine the initial condition and was re-sampled ... 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.

Description: A metadata summary of a similar concurrent investigation between all the investigators
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.53   S: -77.53   E: 161.55   W: 161.55
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 2

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-09
Stop Date: 1994-01-10
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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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Country: New Zealand
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Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. Balks, M.R. Movement of salts in Antarctic soils: experiments using lithium chloride. Permafrost and periglacial processes 10: 223-233, 1999.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05