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Analysis of salt deposits, soil profiles and soil chemistry from the Darwin Glacier region to determine the glacial history of the area
Entry ID: K150_1978_1979_NZ_1

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Abstract: The soil on old surfaces (those exposed to weathering for long periods of time) and in particular the salt deposits expected to occur within these soils was investigated in the Darwin Glacier region to determine the glacial history of the area. The areas visited include Mt Ash, Diamond Hill, Westhaven Menatak, peak 2421 (at the head of the Hatherton Glacier), a peak 4 miles southwest of Mt Ash in ... 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.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -79.0   S: -80.0   E: 160.0   W: 158.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1978-11-11
Stop Date: 1978-11-24
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Quality The data is described in the publications. All existing samples are held by Landcare Research in their Ross Sea Region Soils Database.
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Claridge, G.G.C. Campbell, I.B. 1984 Mineral transformation during weathering of dolerite under cold arid conditions. New Zealand journal of geology and geophysics 27(4): 537-545
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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