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Short term climate measurements and permafrost and soil moisture content of coastal mountain zones: Coombs Hills, Convoy Range and Asgard Range
Entry ID: K150_1994_1995_NZ_1

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Abstract: Permafrost and soil moisture properties were measured at 15 sites in the Coombs Hills and Northwind Glacier and from 2 additional sites in the Asgard Range and the lower Barwick Valley to determine the permafrost properties of coastal mountain zone soils and the degree of spatial variability in Antarctic permafrost. Sampling was by means of soil investigation pits and by core drilling where ice cemented permafrost was present. Short term climate measurements were also made including incoming and reflected radiation, wind speed and direction, soil temperature and heat flux. All field samples collected were oven dried and gravimetric water content, particle size, bulk density and thermal conductivity was calculated.
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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: -76.62   S: -76.78   E: 161.5   W: 160.0

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1994-12-17
Stop Date: 1995-01-30
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start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
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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Beyer, L. Bockheim, J. Campbell, I.B. Claridge, G.G.C. Review: Genesis, properties and sensitivity of Antarctic gelisols. Antarctic science 11(4): 387-398, 1999.
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