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Geochemical and geomorphological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys freshwater and saline water bodies
Entry ID: K211_1963_1987_NZ_1

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Abstract: Since the 1963-1964 season, Japanese scientists have studied major and trace elements, nutrient matter, stable and radioactive isotopes and organic constituents in lakes and ponds and geological samples in the Dry Valleys and Ross Island of the McMurdo Sound region in the Antarctic. The results have been discussed in relation to salt origin, biological activity and the history of the lakes.
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.25   S: -77.75   E: 164.0   W: 160.0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 200

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1963-10-01
Stop Date: 1986-02-01
Quality The Japanese geochemical studies in the McMurdo Dry Valleys region started in the 1963/64 field seasons when the geochemists were invited to conduct investigations in the area. Investigations continued in the area until th 1986/87 field season. The New Zealand Antarctica program supported work from the 1970/71 seasons to the 1986/87 season.
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Torii, T. Murata, S. Ossaka, J. Yamagata, N. Report of the Japanese summer parties in Dry Valleys, Victoria Land, 1963-1965. VIII. Occurrence of Antarcticite in Don Juan Pond - sequential change and the conditions of crystallization. Antarctic record 37: 26-32, 1970.

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DIF Creation Date: 2009-01-28
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-12-06