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Analysis of water and soil samples for pollutants (trace metals, major anions, mercury) to determine the nature and extent of contamination in meltwaters in the Ross Dependency
Entry ID: K105_1992_1994_NZ_1

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Abstract: A set of baseline data for the composition of meltwaters in the Ross Dependency, with particular concentrations on the levels of ultra trace heavy metals in waters remote from significant or current human activity was established. Water and soil samples were collected from pools, ponds, lakes and flowing waters at Cape Evans, Cape Royds, Marble Point and in the Wright Valley (all "pristine" sites ... View entire text
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Description: The Ross Sea Region Soils database, run by Landcare Rsearch, 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
Geographic Coverage
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1.   N: -77.64   S: -77.64   E: 166.42   W: 166.42  
2.   N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 166.17   W: 166.17  
3.   N: -77.43   S: -77.43   E: 163.75   W: 163.75  
4.   N: -77.17   S: -77.17   E: 161.83   W: 161.83  
5.   N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75  
6.   N: -77.56   S: -77.56   E: 161.68   W: 161.68  

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1992-12-18
Stop Date: 1993-01-07

Start Date: 1994-01-06
Stop Date: 1994-01-21
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SOIL SAMPLER Ancillary Description
Quality The existing soil samples (Site 673-696,703-704, 736-755, 757-761, 780-781, 833-844) have been sorted and stored at the Institute of Geological and Nuclear Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand. All soil records are on the Ross Sea Region Soils database, Landcare Research.
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Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

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City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Email: d.sheppard at xtra.co.nz
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Sheppard, D.S. Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Deely, J.M. Report on the New Zealand Antarctic Programme Event K091 1992/93: pollutant transport and monitoring in soils and waters on Ross Island and Vanda Station.Wellington: Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences. 1993.[Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences science report 93/9.]
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-02-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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