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Aeolian sediment in snow and on sea ice in Western in McMurdo Sound, and the Nansen Ice Shlelf in Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica
Entry ID: K001D_2010_2012_NZ_1

Abstract: To quantify the distribution, composition and overall flux of aeolian (windblown) sediment that accumulates on Ice shelves and annual sea ice in the SW Ross Sea region and is subsequently released into the water column during melting. The sediment is an important contributor to sea floor sedimentation and is thought to be an important source of the micro-nutrient iron (Fe), triggering vast ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
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1.   N: -76.82   S: -77.77   E: 163.0   W: 165.91  
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0
2.   N: -76.67   S: -77.0   E: 165.91   W: 162.4  
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 0
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 0
3.   N: -74.46   S: -77.89   E: 163.5   W: 167.08  
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 393
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5.25
4.   N: -74.84   S: -77.89   E: 167.08   W: 163.5  
Min Altitude: 0 Max Altitude: 393
Min Depth: 0 Max Depth: 5.25

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-10-26
Stop Date: 2010-11-25

Start Date: 2011-11-22
Stop Date: 2011-12-25
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality All samples and data are stored Victoria University of Wellington and GNS Science.
If you require any further information please contact Cliff Atkins.
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Atkins, C.B., 2011 ‘The answer is blowing in the wind’. Antarctic, The publication of the New Zealand Antarctic Society, Vol 29, No.1, Issue 215, pp.22-23
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2012-05-29
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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