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Photosynthetic rates of Antarctic sea-ice algae
Entry ID: ASAC_854

Abstract: From the abstract of one of the papers:

Oxygen microelectrodes were used to measure the photosynthetic rates of Antarctic fast ice algal mats. Using the oxygen flux across the diffusive boundary layer below the fast ice at Davis, a productivity range of 0-1.78mg C per square metre per hour was measured. This is at the lower end of fast ice productivity estimates and suggests that conventional ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.5   S: -68.7   E: 79.0   W: 77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McMinn, A.
Dataset Title: Photosynthetic rates of Antarctic sea-ice algae
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1995-10-26
Stop Date: 1995-12-02
Access Constraints A PDF copy of the referenced paper is available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.
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Australian Antarctic Division
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
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Distribution Format: PDF
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Phone: +61 3 6266 2980
Fax: +61 3 6226 2973
Email: Andrew.McMinn at
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Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies
University of Tasmania
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Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
McMinn, A. and Ashworth, C. (1998), The use of oxygen microelectrodes to determine the net production by an Antarctic sea ice algal community., Antarctic Science, 10, 30-35
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05