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Analysis of satellite imagery as a means of studying the distribution of weathered soils in Antarctica
Entry ID: K150_1982_1983_NZ_4

Abstract: Satellite imagery of the McMurdo Sound region was studied to test the usefulness of remote sensing and enhanced satellite imagery as a means of studying the distrubution of weathered soil in Antarctica. Areas in the Asgard Range where strongly weathered soils with high colours were known to occur were selected and their characteristic spectral reflectance pattern was determined. Colour prints of the region were prepared with areas showing the same characteristic reflectance pattern emphasised. The ground was then examined in detail for comparisons of satellite imagery results.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -77.62   S: -77.62   E: 161.5   W: 161.5

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1983-01-22
Stop Date: 1983-01-26
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Contact Address:
Land and Soil Consultancy Services
23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Country: New Zealand
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DIF Creation Date: 2008-11-04
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23

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