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University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database

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Entry ID

GGD221

Summary

The University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database contains data collected by Dr. James G. Bockheim and his colleagues from 1975 through 1987. Data include site information, air and soil temperature measurements, soil profile features, and surface boulder weathering features for 482 sites in the McMurdo Sound area of Antarctica. Soil profile descriptions are provided for soils inside the McMurdo Dry Valleys from 23 December 1975 to 22 December 1987, and outside the Dry Valleys from 13 November 1978 to 04 January 1986. Chemical and physical properties of soils at 214 sites are also provided. The study area is confined to 77 deg 7.5 min S to 78 deg S, 160 deg E to 164 deg E. Data are in tab-delimited ASCII text format, and are available via ftp.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77.2°     S: -78°     E: 164°     W: 160°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Bockheim, J.
Dataset Title: University of Wisconsin Antarctic Soils Database
Dataset Release Date: 2003-01-01
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
Dataset Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
Online Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd221.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1975-01-01
Stop Date: 1987-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA ANTARCTICA, ELLSWORTH AND TRANS-ANTARCTIC MOUNTAINS

Science Keywords

  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Chemistry
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Classification
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Color
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Consistence
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Depth
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Heat Budget
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Horizons/Profile
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil pH
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Salinity/Soil Sodicity
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Structure
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Texture

Ancillary Keywords

  • Cryopedology
  • Geocryology
  • Laboratory investigation
  • Soil Properties

Data Center

National Snow and Ice Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org

Data Center Personnel

Name: NSIDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199
Fax: 1 303 492-2468
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Frozen Ground Data Center
Data Center URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Data Center Personnel

Name: FGDC User Services
Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
Fax: 1 303 492-2468 x
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
Contact Address:

  • National Snow and Ice Data Center
  • CIRES, 449 UCB
  • University of Colorado

City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA

Distribution

Distribution Media: FTP
Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

James G. Bockheim
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 608 263-5903
Fax: 1 608 265-2595
Email: bockheim@facstaff.wisc.edu
Contact Address:

  • University of Wisconsin
  • Soil Science Department
  • 1525 Observatory Drive

City: Madison
Province or State: WI
Postal Code: 53706-1299
Country: USA

Related URL

VIEW PROJECT HOME PAGE
New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database

Reference

American Public Health Association, American Water Works Association, and Water Pollution Control Federation. 1975. Standard methods for the examination of water and wastewater. 14th edition.

Bao, H., D.A. Campbell, J.G. Bockheim, and M.H. Thiemens. 2000. Origin of sulphate in Antarctic dry-valley soils as deduced from anomalous 17O compositions. Nature 207:499-502.

Beyer, L.N., J.G. Bockheim, I.B. Campbell, and G.G.C. Claridge. 1999. Review, genesis, properties, and sensitivity of Antarctic Gelisols. Antarctic Science 11(4):387-398. Birkeland, P.W. 1984. Soils and geomorphology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Blume, H.-P., L. Beyer, I. Campbell, G. Claridge, J. Bockheim, S. Goryachkin, N. Karavayaeva, V. Targulian, and C. Tarnocai. 1998. Soil zonation in the Arctic and Antarctic similarities and distinctions. International Soil Science Society, Montpellier, France.

Bockheim, J.G. 2002. Landform and soil development in the McMurdo Dry Valleys: a regional synthesis. Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 34:308-317.

Bockheim, J.G. 1990. Soil development rates in the Transantarctic Mountains. Geoderma 47:59-77.

Buntley, G.J., and F.C. Westin. 1965. A comparative study of developmental color in a Chestnut-Chernozem-Brunizem soil climosequence. Soil Science Society of America Proceedings 29:579-582.

Campbell, I.B., and G.G.C. Claridge. 1975. Morphology and age relationships of Antarctic soils, pp. 83-88. In R.P. Suggate and M.M. Cresswell (eds.), Quaternary Studies. Wellington: Royal Society of New Zealand. Campbell, I.B., G.G.C. Claridge, D.I. Campbell, and M.R. Balks. 1998. The soil environment, Vol. 72, pp. 297-322. In Priscu, J.C. (ed.), Ecosystem dynamics in a polar desert; the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica. Washington, D.C: American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Services.

Day, P.R. 1965. Particle fraction and particle-size analysis, pp. 545-566. In C.A. Black et al. (eds.), Methods of soil analysis, Part 1. Agronomy No. 9. Madison, WI: American Society of Agronomy.

Denton, G.H., J.G. Bockheim, R.H. Rutford, and B.G. Andersen. 1992. Glacial history of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica. In Geology and paleontology of the Ellsworth Mountains, West Antarctica, edited by G.F. Webers, C. Craddock, and J.F. Splettstoesser. Geological Society of America Memoir 170.

Denton, G.H., J.G. Bockheim, S.C. Wilson, J.E. Leide, and B.G. Andersen. 1989. Late Quaternary ice-surface fluctuations Beardmore Glacier, Transantarctic Mountains. Quaternary Research 31:183-209.

Denton, G.H., J.G. Bockheim, S.C. Wilson, and M. Stuiver. 1989. Late Wisconsin and early Holocene glacial history, inner Ross Embayment, Antarctica. Quaternary Research 31:151-182.

Denton, G.H., J.G. Bockheim, S.C. Wilson, and C. Schluchter. 1986. Late Cenozoic history of Rennick Glacier and Talos Dome, northern Victoria Land, Antarctica. In Geological investigations of Northern Victoria Land, edited by E. Stump. American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Services 46:339-375. Hall, B.L., G.H. Denton, D.R. Lux, and J.G. Bockheim. 1993. Late Tertiary antarctic paleoclimate and ice-sheet dynamics inferred from surficial deposits in Wright Valley. Geografiska Annaler 75A(4):238-267.

Jackson, M.L., publisher. 1973. Soil mineral weathering: advanced course. Madison, WI: Department of Soil Science, University of Wisconsin.

Linkletter, G.O., J.G. Bockheim, and F.C. Ugolini. 1973. Soils and glacial deposits in the Beacon Valley, southern Victoria Land, Antarctica. New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics 16(2):90-108.

Marchant, D.R., G.H. Denton, J.G. Bockheim, S.C. Wilson, and A.R. Kerr. 1994. Quaternary changes in level of the upper Taylor Glacier, Antarctica: implications for paleoclimate and East Antarctic ice sheet dynamics. Boreas 23(1):29-43.

Mehra, O.P, and M.L. Jackson. 1960. Iron oxide removal from soils and clays by a dithionite-citrate systems buffered with sodium bicarbonate. Clays and Clay Minerals 7:317-327.

Pastor, J. and J.G. Bockheim. 1980. Soil development on moraines of Taylor Glacier, lower Taylor Valley, Antarctica. Soil Science Society of America Journal 44:341-348.

Prentice, M.L., S.C. Wilson, J.G. Bockheim, and G.H. Denton. 1985. Geologic evidence for pre-late Quaternary east Antarctic glaciation of central and eastern Wright Valley. Antarctic Journal of the U.S. 19(5):61-62.

Prentice, M.L., G.H. Denton, J.G. Bockheim, S.C. Wilson, L.H. Burckle, D.A. Hodell, and D.E. Kellogg. 1993. Late Neogene glacial history: evidence from central Wright Valley. In The Antarctic paleoenvironment: a perspective on global change, edited by J. Kennett and D. Warnke. American Geophysical Union, Antarctic Research Services 60:207-250. Retallack, G.J., E.S. Krull, and J.G. Bockheim. 2002. New grounds for reassessing paleoclimate of the Sirius Group, Antarctica. Journal of the Geological Society (London) 158:925-933.

Soil Survey Staff. 1998. Keys to soil taxonomy. 8th edition. Washington, D.C: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Soil Survey Division Staff. 1993. Soil survey manual. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Govt. Printing Office, Handbook No. 18.

Ugolini, F.C., J.G. Bockheim, and D.M. Anderson. 1973. Soil development and patterned ground evolution in Beacon Valley, Antarctica, pp. 246-254. In North American Contribution, Permafrost, Second International Conference, 13-28 July, 1973. Yakutsk, U.S.S.R., National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

U.S. Salinity Laboratory Staff. 1954. Diagnosis and improvement of saline and alkali soils. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Handbook No. 60.

Washburn, A.L. 1956. Classification of patterned ground and review of suggested origins. Geological Society of America Bulletin 67:824-865.

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Metadata Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata Version: 9.7

Creation and Review Dates

DIF Creation Date: 2003-01-01
Last DIF Revision Date: 2012-08-28

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