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Soil chemistry and soil CO2 concentration and isotopic composition from sites in Taylor Valley and the Lake Wellman area
Entry ID: K072_2008_2010_NZ_1

Abstract: This study aimed to understand the origin and dynamics of pedogenic carbonate in Antarctic soils, with a long-term view to understanding the formation of carbonate and the storage and turnover of inorganic carbon in desert soils. Soil pits were dug on surfaces of varying age in eastern Taylor Valley and around Lake Wellman. Each pit was described and volumetrically sampled to enable laboratory ... View entire text
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.66   S: -79.92   E: 163.13   W: 156.78
  N: -77.65   S: -77.73   E: 163.13   W: 162.41
Min Altitude: 280 Max Altitude: 1227
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0.85
Min Altitude: 141 Max Altitude: 625
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0.9

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-12-17
Stop Date: 2009-01-27

Start Date: 2009-12-16
Stop Date: 2010-01-25
Quality All of the samples are being held at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Please contact the investigator for more information.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-12
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04