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Soil samples from two sites near Scott Base with LiCl added to determine how far water soluble materials spilt on the soil surface will travel
Entry ID: K105_1992_1994_NZ_2

Abstract: A leaching trial was set up at Scott Base to determine how rapidly and how far water-soluble materials spilt on the soil surface will move. Lithium chloride (LiCl) was added to two trial sites near Scott Base (2m2), one a dry site where snow does not accumulate and the other a wet site in a gully which fills with snow during the winter. The plots were sampled two weeks after establishment and ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Rsearch, 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: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1990-01-01
Stop Date: 1993-01-30
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SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality The existing soil samples (Site 714-719, 762-763, 783-794 and 668-672) have been sorted and stored at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science, Lower Hutt, and Landcare Research, 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