Portal Home
Record Search Query: Science Keywords>AGRICULTURE
Physical, chemical and biological characteristics of soils from the upper Garwood Valley, Ross Sea Region, 2002-2006.
Entry ID: K052_2004_2005_NZ

Abstract: These data consist of a number of subsets of soil samples gathered from the upper Garwood Valley in January 2002, January 2003, January 2005 and January 2006. Replicate randomly-located samples of surface soils to 10 cm depth have been gathered from the most common landforms in the area. Within the most widespread landforms, the same type of samples have been gathered along transects of increasing ... View entire text
Related URL
Description: The Antarctic Dry Valley Soils Project
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -78.02   S: -78.05   E: 163.97   W: 163.83
Min Altitude: 600 M Max Altitude: 400 M
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 0.20 M

Parent DIF
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in

Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2002-01-09
Stop Date: 2002-01-19
View entire list
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
here with 2 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality This is an ongoing investigation. The soil samples are held at the Scottish Crop Research Institute, Dundee, Scotland. Please contact Professor David Hopkins for more details. The data is archived with Associate Professor Ashley Sparrow, Professor David Hopkins and Dr Ed Gregorich. Please contact them for more information or please refer to the publications.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Antarctica New Zealand, New Zealand Antarctic Institute, New Zealand Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.antarcticanz.govt.nz/

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +64 3 358 0200
Fax: +64 3 358 0211
Email: s.gordon at antarcticanz.govt.nz
Contact Address:
Antarctica New Zealand
Private Bag 4745
City: Christchurch
Country: New Zealand
Phone: +01 775 784 1107
Fax: +01 775 784 4583
Email: asparrow at cabnr.unr.edu
Contact Address:
Natural Resources and Environmental Science
University of Nevada, Reno
Mail Stop 186
1000 Valley Road
City: Reno
Province or State: Nevada
Postal Code: 89512
Country: USA
View entire list
Hopkins D.W., Sparrow, A.D., Gregorich, E.G., Elberling, B., Novis, P., Fraser, F., Scrimgeour, C., Dennis, P.G.. Meier-Augenstein W. & Greenfield, L.G. 2009. Isotopic evidence for the provenance and turnover of organic carbon by soil microorganisms in the Antarctic dry valleys. Environmental Microbiology, doi:10.1111/j.1462-2920.2008.01830.x
View entire list
Extended Metadata Properties
(Click to view more)

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2009-04-16
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05

Link to NASA website
Responsible NASA Official:   Stephen Berrick
Webmaster:   Monica Lyles   ·  Contact GCMD User Support for assistance