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Soil studies of the Ross Sea Region 1959-2009
Entry ID: K150_1959_2009_NZ_1

Abstract: Antarctic soils have been investigated in the Ross Sea Region for 50 years. The cumulative studies have resulted in a large literature base of knowledge on various subjects on the soils from various areas throughout the Ross Sea Region. Studies have included soil surveys and profile investigations into soil temperature and moisture measurements, soil chemistry analysis, salt deposits and origin ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Research, New Zealand, stores information on soil site and soil pit horizon data from 35 years of soil studies by the investigators and their associates. There are >900 sites in the database but they are currently not sorted.

Description: University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -70.0   S: -90.0   E: 170.0   W: 159.0

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1959-01-01
Stop Date: 2009-01-01
Quality The data is very well described and reported in all of the publication. All existing and available soil samples are held by Landcare Research and GNS Science.
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Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
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Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: 64 3 547 3329
Fax: 64 3 547 3329
Email: iaincampbell at
Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-03-25
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-04