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Water and soil samples from contaminated sites of Vanda Station to determine the mobility of contaminants
Entry ID: K105_1992_1993_NZ_1

Abstract: Vanda Station leaders were asked to recall what and where waste was disposed of at Vanda Station. A soil sampling regime was conducted on the responses received. Roughly 32 pits were excavated and samples were taken from the soil horizons identified for chemical analysis of leachates. Water samples were also taken where water was encountered and from juss off shore from known disposal sites. ... 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
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 161.68   W: 161.68

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-12-18
Stop Date: 1993-01-07
SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality The existing soil samples (Site 673-696,703-704, 736-755, 757-761, 780-781, 833-844) have been sorted and stored at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. All soil records are on the Ross Sea Region Soils database, Landcare Research.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04