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Hydrology and Glaciology of the Dry Valleys of Antarctica - glacier mass balance, ablation and movement and melt record determined by monitoring of stream flow and lake level of glacier fed streams and lakes
Entry ID: K161_1969_1991_NZ_1

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Abstract: A hydrological/glaciological study was conducted in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica from the 1969/70 summer until the 1990/91 season. The purpose of the hydrological/glaciological programme was to study present fluctuations of selected glaciers and of lakes and streams fed by meltwater because these fluctuations are indicators of climate change in this part of Antarctica. Knowledge of the ... View entire text
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  N: -77.25   S: -78.25   E: 164.0   W: 160.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1969-11-01
Stop Date: 1991-01-31
Quality The data was collected at the time by the New Zealand Ministry of Works and Development, a part of the Division of Science and Industrial Research (DSIR). The DSIR was disbanded and several new organisations were formed. At this time, the investigator was concerned about the survival of the large amount of data generated by this project. In the late 1990s while working with the National Institute ... View entire text
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DIF Creation Date: 2009-06-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-10-01