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Rates of depletion of lubricant and fuel contaminants from Antarctic regions during natural attenuation and remediation procedures
Entry ID: ASAC_2915

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Abstract: Metadata record for data expected from ASAC Project 2915

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Petroleum contamination poses a major threat to Antarctic and subantarctic ecosystems because diesel and lubricants are persistent and, at poorly defined concentrations, are toxic in marine environments. This project will asses how quickly important components in these products are ... View entire text

Purpose: To examine the degradation of hydrocarbons in marine sediments.
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -66.0   S: -67.0   E: 111.0   W: 110.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: George, S.C., Christensen, J., King, C., McIntyre, C., McRae, C., Snape, I., Stark, J.S. and Woolfenden, E.
Dataset Title: Rates of depletion of lubricant and fuel contaminants from Antarctic regions during natural attenuation and remediation procedures
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2013-01-10
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-30
Stop Date: 2010-03-31
Quality The values provided in temporal and spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Variations to work plan or objectives:
The field season was postponed from 08/09 to 09/10.
No TOFMS has been purchased yet. Other GC-MS methods will be utilised to provide the detailed chemical data necessary for this project.

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Access Constraints These data are publicly available for download from the provided URL. The download file contains excel spreadsheets plus a word document providing further details about the data.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

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Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 8.5 MB
Distribution Format: Excel, Word
Fees: Free
Phone: +61 2 9850 4424
Fax: +61 2 9850 8248
Email: sgeorge at
Contact Address:
Australian Centre for Astrobiology
Building E8C 153
Macquarie University
City: Sydney
Province or State: New South Wales
Postal Code: 2109
Country: Australia
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Woolfenden, E., George, S.C. and Snape, I. (2009), Hydrocarbons in Antarctic Marine Sediment: expect the unexpected., 24th International Meeting on Organic Geochemistry, Abstract Book, Bremen, Germany, Oral Presentation

Woolfenden, E.N.M., Powell, S.M., Stark, S.C., Stark, J.S., Thompson, B.A.W., Harvey, P. McA., Snape, I., Riddle, M.J. and George, S.C. (2008), Hydrocarbons in Antarctic marine sediments: degradation and ecological effects over five years., Oil, Soil, Water and Wine, 15th Australian Organic Geochemistry Conference,, Oral Presentation
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-11-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24