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The diversity of the microflora and microfauna and the thermal and moisture regimes of soils from contaminated and pristine soils from Scott Base, Marble Point and Bull Pass, Wright Valley
Entry ID: K123_1998_1999_NZ_1

Abstract: The impact of fuel spills on the biological, chemical and physical properties of Antarctic soils was investigated. Soil surface samples and soil profile samples (pits dug down to the ice cemented surface) were collected from both oil-impacted and pristine sites in the vicinity of Scott Base, at the abandoned station at Marble Point and from Bull Pass in the Wright Valley. The aim was to determine ... View entire text
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Description: Online Ross Sea Region GIS mapping data
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75
  N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.83   W: 163.83
  N: -77.47   S: -77.47   E: 161.7   W: 161.7
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1999-01-04
Stop Date: 1999-01-18
SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality Some soil samples and cultures still exist and are stored at Landcare Research, New Zealand. For more information on these samples and other collected data, please contact the investigator(s) or refer to the publications.
Access Constraints Accessible through contact with investigators if not available online
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04