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University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database
Entry ID: GGD221

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Abstract: The University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database contains data collected by Dr. James G. Bockheim and his colleagues from 1975 through 1987. Data include site information, air and soil temperature measurements, soil profile features, and surface boulder weathering features for 482 sites in the McMurdo Sound area of Antarctica. Soil profile descriptions are provided for soils inside the McMurdo Dry Valleys from 23 December 1975 to 22 December 1987, and outside the Dry Valleys from 13 November 1978 to 04 January 1986. Chemical and physical properties of soils at 214 sites are also provided. The study area is confined to 77 deg 7.5 min S to 78 deg S, 160 deg E to 164 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format, and are available via ftp.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.2   S: -78.0   E: 164.0   W: 160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bockheim, J.
Dataset Title: University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database
Dataset Series Name: GGD221
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
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: 1975-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-12-31
Data Center
Frozen Ground Data Center Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 492-6199
Fax: +1 (303) 492-2468
Email: nsidc at
Contact Address:
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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Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)
Phone: 608-263-5903
Fax: 608-265-2595
Email: bockheim at
Contact Address:
University of Wisconsin
Soil Science Department
1525 Observatory Drive
City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706-1299
Country: USA
American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation. 1975. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. 14th edition. Bao, H., D.A. Campbell, J.G. Bockheim, and M.H. Thiemens. 2000. Origin of sulphate in Antarctic dry-valley soils as deduced from anomalous 17O compositions. Nature 207:499-502. Beyer, L.N., J.G. Bockheim, ... View entire text
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18