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Salt, nutrient and other contaminant analysis of soil samples taken near the old Vanda Station
Entry ID: K105_1993_1994_NZ_2

Abstract: Water and soil samples from Vanda Station were found to have contamination by apparently anthropogenically derived components (such as heavy metals) and these contaminants are moving in the soils and into the surface waters. The movement of naturally occurring salts as well as contaminants was investigated to understand what drives the movement of contaminants. At Lake Vanda, as the water rises, ... 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: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 161.68   W: 161.68

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-06
Stop Date: 1994-01-21
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