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Ground temperatures in ice-cemented ground at Linnaeus Terrace, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Entry ID: GGD6

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Abstract: Soil temperatures were measured with Campbell 107 soil thermistors. Thermistors were placed at 0, 17, 23 (just above the ice-cemented permafrost) and 40 cm depth. To emplace the sensors, first a soil pit was dug to the level of ice-cemented permafrost. Then a hammer drill was used to make a narrow, 15 cm deep hole into the ice-cemented ground. The thermistor was placed into the drill hole. This ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.6   S: -77.6   E: 161.08   W: 161.08

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McKay, C. P.
Dataset Title: Ground temperatures in ice-cemented ground at Linnaeus Terrace, Dry Valleys, Antarctica
Dataset Series Name: GGD6
Dataset Release Date: 1998-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Version: 1
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-01-01
Stop Date: 1994-12-31
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Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
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National Snow and Ice Data Center
University of Colorado
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
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Phone: 650-604-6864
Fax: 650-604-6779
Email: cmckay at
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NASA Ames Research Center
Space Science Division
Mail Stop 245-3
City: Moffett Field
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94035
Country: USA
Mckay, C.P., Mellon, M.T., Friedmann, E.I. 1998. Soil temperatures and stability of ice-cemented ground in th McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Antarctic Science, 10(1), p. 31-38.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 1998-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18