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51. GIS analysis, biological samples (soil microorganism, invertebrate and plant), automatic weather station data and vegetation and invertebrate surveys to determine the terrestrial biocomplexity of the McMurdo Dry Valleys - K020_2008_2012_NZ_1 [K020_2008_2012_NZ_1]
The McMurdo Dry Valleys are the largest area of snow-free land in Antarctica. Managers ability to promote and protect these areas would benefit if we knew the biodiversity present and what controls ...


52. GPR survey of the Wright Lower, Victoria Upper and Suess Glacier margins, in the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K064_2004_2005_NZ_1]
The margins of the Wright Lower, Victoria Upper and Suess glaciers were surveyed using a pulse Ekko GPR. The GPR survey of the morphology and structure of the apron of the Victoria Upper glacier was ...


53. Genetic sequencing of terrestrial invertebrates along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency to determine patterns of biodiversity, phylogenetic relationships and levels of gene flow among populations [K028_1999_2008_NZ_1]
Molecular techniques (allozyme electrophoresis and mitochondrial gene sequencing) were used to characterise the Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency ...


54. Geochemical and geomorphological investigations of the McMurdo Dry Valleys freshwater and saline water bodies [K211_1963_1987_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
Since the 1963-1964 season, Japanese scientists have studied major and trace elements, nutrient matter, stable and radioactive isotopes and organic constituents in lakes and ponds and geological samples ...


55. Geochemical studies on the rocks in the McMurdo Sound region [K042_1977_1978_NZ_1]
Geochemical studies were conducted in the McMurdo Sound region. Mossbauer spectrocopic studies of Desert Varnish, the physical and chemical weathering processes of the lavas on Ross Island and bedrock ...


56. Geochemical studies, the natural abundance of nitrogen isotopes in soil and evaporates and observations of the sequential changes in the saline lakes of the Dry Valleys and surrounding areas [K211_1978_1979_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
Geochemical studies on the tritium chronology of Lake Vanda, the natural abundance of nitrogen isotopes in soil and evaporites in the Dry Valleys and observations of the sequential changes in the ...


57. Geochemistry investigations of landforms in the Ross Sea Region to determine past glacial history and landform processes [K009_1969_1970_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The geochemistry of Ross Island (Cape Barne and Cape Crozier), the Taylor and Wright Valleys, Lake Vida in Victoria Valley and Marble Point was studied (weathering and land formation) to determine ...


58. Geological investigation into the mode of origin of the Wright and Taylor Valleys [K042_1969_1970_NZ_2]
The Labyrinth area in the Wright Valley is an unusual area of very steep gullies with flat treads between, which form a box canyon type topography. The mode of origin of the area is a controversial ...


59. Geological mapping in the northern part of the Blue Glacier, Ferrar Glacier, Taylor Valley and at specific localities in the Wright Valley [K002_1980_1981_NZ_1]
Detailed geological mapping was completed in the northern part of the Blue Glacier, Ferrar Glacier, Taylor Valley and at specific localities in the Wright Valley. The sites visited include the Arth ...


60. Geophysical studies of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley, including lake water and ice parameters and geomorphological studies of the surrounding physical environment with comparisons with other nearby water bodies [K211_1970_1973_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
A geophysical study of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley was conducted over three seasons focussing on the heat balance of the lake with geochemical and geomorphological studies running concurrently. Comparisons ...


61. Gravimetric water contents of soils and permafrost from sites near Lake Vanda in the Wright Valley and at Beacon Heights in the upper Taylor Valley [K150_1993_1994_NZ_2]
The water content of soils and permafrost from localities with a climate contrasting to that of Scott Base were measured from sites near Lake Vanda in the Wright Valley and at Beacon Heights in the ...


62. Hydrology and Glaciology of the Dry Valleys of Antarctica - glacier mass balance, ablation and movement and melt record determined by monitoring of stream flow and lake level of glacier fed streams and lakes [K161_1969_1991_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
A hydrological/glaciological study was conducted in the Dry Valleys of Antarctica from the 1969/70 summer until the 1990/91 season. The purpose of the hydrological/glaciological programme was to study ...


63. Ice core and soft sediment samples from Lake Fryxell, Lake Vanda, Don Juan Pond and surrounding shallow lakes in the Wright Valley [K009_1978_1979_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
A bathymetric map of Lake Fryxell was completed by drilling 28 holes through the floating ice and mapping the lake bottom. 13 cores were collected. The lake benthic sediment was cored for investigation. ...


64. Ice thickness measurements of the Wright Lower Glacier using radio echo sounders [K162_1985_1986_NZ_3]
The Wright Lower Glacier develops a complex of lake and glacier ice where the glacier enters Lake Brownworth. The form of the subglacial ice water surface was investigated. Ice thicknesses were determined ...


65. Interactions between liquid water and ice at the Wright Lower glacier and Minna Saddle, McMurdo Ice Shelf [K064_2006_2008_NZ_1]
To understand the nature of interactions between liquid water and ice our investigation focussed on the Wright Lower glacier, the southern end of McMurdo Ice Shelf (Minna Saddle), the margin of the ...


66. Investigation into cryoconite holes at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
Investigation into cryoconite hole chemistry, surface area cover and construction was investigated as part of wider project looking at the seasonal melt regime of the Wright Lower Glacier. Chemistry: ...


67. Investigation into the Bonney pluton and other plutons of Southern Victoria Land [K061_1989_1990_NZ_3]
Previous studies suggest a large part of the Koettlitz Group deformation may be attributed to the intrusion of granitoid plutons and not solely the result of regional tectonic events as previously ...


68. Investigation of the factors controlling the distribution of desert varnish in the Wright Valley [K008_1972_1973_NZ_1]
An investigation of the factors controlling the distribution of desert varnish in the Wright Valley, Antarctica was conducted. Traverses were made on foot throughout the Wright Valley and revealed ...


69. Investigation of the weathering processes and quaternary geology in the Wright Valley and the elevated beach ridges of Marble Point and investigation of the dykes at the Nussbaum Riegel [K042_1966_1967_NZ_1]
The weathering processes and quaternary geology was investigated in the Wright Valley, mostly near Lake Vanda but as far east as the Meserve Glacier, the Taylor Valley and at Marble Point. Igneous ...


70. Investigations into the Deep Chlorophyll Maximum Layer of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley: How is the DCM established and maintained? [K081_1994_1996_NZ_2]
The waters of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley, have risen at a rate of 1m per year. Within the lake there is a biologically important layer, the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM), where high algal production ...


71. Investigations into the Deep Chlorophyll Maximum Layer of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley: How is the DCM maintained at a constant depth in spite of lake level rise? [K081_1994_1996_NZ_1]
The waters of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley, have risen at a rate of 1m per year. Within the lake there is a biologically important layer, the deep chlorophyll maximum (DCM), where high algal production ...


72. Investigations of the accretion of ice at the base of dry based glaciers in the McMurdo Dry Valleys (Suess, Canada, LaCroix, Taylor, Lower Wright, Clark and Upper Victoria glaciers) [K064_1995_1996_NZ_1]
The process of ice accretion at the base of dry polar glaciers in the Dry Valleys of southern Victoria Land was examined. The Suess, Canada, LaCroix and Taylor glacier in the Taylor Valley, the Lower ...


73. Investigations of the algal ecology of Lake Vanda, Wright Valley and Lake Miers, Miers Valley [K042_1964_1965_NZ_4]
The algal ecology of two Antarctic lakes, Lake Vanda, Wright Valley and Lake Miers, Miers Valley, were studied, and extensive collections were made of littoral and terrestrial algae, lichens and mosses. ...


74. Lake water level monitoring of glacier fed lakes in the Dry Valleys [K161_1969_1991_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
Monitoring of the lake level and lake ice ablation rates of lakes in the Dry Valleys was monitored from the 1969/70 summer until the 1990/91 season. The data was used to contribute to the understanding ...


75. Limnological studies of Dry Valley lakes: water parameters (pH, conductivity, nutrients, temperature), uranium content, trace elements, isotopic ratio and tritium concentrations, and geochemical samples [K211_1984_1986_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
A large number of saline and freshwater lakes and ponds of the Dry Valley area and crater lakes behind the McMurdo station were visited for limnological study including Lake Fryxell of the Taylor ...


76. Magnetotelluric measurements of the earth's crust beneath the Wright Valley [K042_1983_1984_NZ_3]
A magnetotelluric study was made of the earth's crust beneath the Wright Valley. Fluxgate magnetometers were used to record 3 component magnetic field variations and lead electrodes, 150 meters apart, ...


77. Mass balance measurements and glacier monitoring of glaciers in the Dry Valleys [K161_1969_1991_NZ_4]   PARENT DIF
Glaciers of the Dry Valleys occur where snow accumulation gains exceed sublimation and other losses. Monitoring of the mass balance of glaciers in the Dry Valleys was conducted from the 1969/70 summer ...


78. Measurement of atmospheric electrical fields during storms and the investigation of the effect of blowing dust on these fields [K011_1969_1974_NZ_1]
An electrostatic field mill, operated by the University of Auckand Physics Department was installed at Vanda Station and monitored electrical fields during storms throughout the year over several ...


79. Measurement of the characteristics of the intensity and polaristion of skylight at two different sites in Antarctica, differeing in albedo [K041_1992_1993_NZ_1]
The enhancement of UVB radiation falling onto the different land surfaces was investigated. Previous measurements (in the 1990 season) found low maximum polarisation of sky light and strong low azimuth ...


80. Measurements of albation rates at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The average annual ablation rate of the Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, was determined over three field seasons (04-05, 05-06 and 06-07) as part of an investigation into the seasonal melt regime ...


81. Measurements of environmental damage to soils caused by foot trampling [K150_1993_1994_NZ_3]
At three sites (1 at Scott Base and 2 near Vanda Station) investigations were carried out to determine the susceptibility of the ground surface to damage from foot traffic (soil trafficability). At ...


82. Measurements of environmental radiation near Scott Base and McMurdo Station and in the McMurdo Dry Valleys [K211_1984_1985_NZ_1]   PARENT DIF
The level of environmental radiation (gamma ray exposure) due to terrestrial radionuclides was measured by using a portable NaI gamma ray survey meter in the Ross Island (near Scott Base and McMurdo ...


83. Measurements of water temperature, spectral irradiance (amount of sunlight), density and salt concentration from lakes in the Taylor and Wright Valley [K042_1963_1964_NZ_1]
The physics and chemistry of the many lakes and ponds in the McMurdo Dry Valleys was investigated in the 1963-64 field season. Previous work on Lakes Vanda and Bonney in the Wright and Taylor Valleys ...


84. Meterological data at a cold based glacier, Wright Lower Glacier, Wright Valley, Antarctica [K064_2004_2007_NZ_5]   PARENT DIF
Meterological information was measured at a temporary station on the surface of the Wright Lower Glacier. This station was erected in Nov 2004 and recorded air temperature, ablation at hourly intervals ...


85. Microbiology in the Dry Valleys: Lake Fryxell, Don Juan Pond and a dry algal mat from the vicinity of the Canada Glacier [K009_1979_1980_NZ_2]
Three main projects were undertaken in the Dry Valleys, a) a microbiological study of Lake Fryxell, b) a microbiological study of Don Juan Pond and c) a study of the reconstitution of a dry algal ...


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