Entry_ID: GGD25
Entry_Title: New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database
Group: Data_Set_Citation
   Dataset_Creator: Iain Campbell and Graeme Claridge
   Dataset_Title: New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database
   Dataset_Release_Date: 2003-05-14
   Dataset_Release_Place: Boulder, Colorado USA
   Dataset_Publisher: NSIDC: National Snow and Ice Data Center
   Online_Resource: http://nsidc.org/data/ggd25.html
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Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: I.B.
   Last_Name: Campbell
   Email: iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz
   Phone: 64-03-5473329 
   Fax:  64-03-5473329 
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Land and Soil Consultancy Services
      Address: 23 View Mount
      City: Nelson
      Postal_Code: 7001
      Country: New Zealand
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Personnel
   Role: Investigator
   First_Name: Graeme
   Last_Name: Claridge
   Email: graeme.claridge@xtra.co.nz
   Group: Contact_Address
      Address: Land & Soil Consultancy Services
      Address: 23 View Mount
      City: Nelson
      Province_or_State: Nelson
      Postal_Code: 7001
      Country: New Zealand
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Cryosphere
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Active Layer
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Permafrost
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Seasonally Frozen Ground
End_Group
Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Frozen Ground
   Variable_Level_1: Soil Temperature
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Group: Parameters
   Category: EARTH SCIENCE
   Topic: Land Surface
   Term: Soils
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ISO_Topic_Category: Climatology/Meteorology/Atmosphere
Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Biological
Keyword: Chemistry
Keyword: Environmental
Keyword: Geology
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Source_Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Source_Name: GROUND STATIONS
Group: Temporal_Coverage
   Start_Date: 1960-01-01
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Group: Spatial_Coverage
   Southernmost_Latitude: -85.5
   Northernmost_Latitude: -72.25
   Westernmost_Longitude: 83
   Easternmost_Longitude: 156
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: CONTINENT
   Location_Type: ANTARCTICA
   Detailed_Location: DRY VALLEYS, MCMURDO
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Group: Location
   Location_Category: GEOGRAPHIC REGION
   Location_Type: SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE
   Detailed_Location: ANTARTCICA
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Data_Set_Language: English
Group: Data_Center
   Data_Center_Name: FGDC > Frozen Ground Data Center
   Data_Center_URL: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/
   Group: Personnel
      Role: Data Center Contact
      First_Name: FGDC
      Last_Name: User Services
      Email: nsidc@nsidc.org
      Phone: 1 303 492-6199 x
      Fax: 1 303  492-2468 x
      Group: Contact_Address
         Address: National Snow and Ice Data Center
         Address: CIRES, 449 UCB
         Address: University of Colorado
         City: Boulder
         Province_or_State: CO
         Postal_Code: 80309-0449
         Country: USA
      End_Group
   End_Group
End_Group
Group: Distribution
   Distribution_Format: Paper
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Group: Summary

   This data set includes the New Zealand National soils database, a 
   comprehensive collection of data  relating to Antarctic soils, permafrost, and 
   frozen ground conditions. Data are from about 800 sites  over the length of 
   the Transantarctic Mountains to the Ellsworth Mountains, and have been 
   gathered  since about 1960. Most data are concentrated in the McMurdo Dry 
   Valley system. The database includes  generalized and detailed investigations, 
   although the data available for individual sites varies according  to reasons 
   for sampling. Some sites have long-term measurements (1 week to more than 3 
   years).

   Nearly all sites have basic site and soil description observations, but the 
   analytical data vary and have  not been completed for some sites. Data include 
   site number, reason sampled, date recorded, photo  record, authors, 
   latitude/longitude, locality, site description, altitude, aspect, slope, 
   geological  description, soil material, estimated mean annual temperature 
   (MAT), soil temperature, climate zone,  soil moisture status, biological 
   record, patterned ground, surface weathering, previous disturbance,  sample 
   availability, soil description, soil weathering stage, frozen ground depth, 
   frozen ground type,  clay mineralogy, soil chemistry and salt content, soil 
   particle size, trace elements and heavy metals,  active layer and permafrost 
   water content. Later sites have more physical data with a focus on  permafrost 
   properties.

   Plans are presently underway to add photographic images that will include 
   landscape and soil profile  images for most of the sites recorded in the 
   database.

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Metadata_Name: CEOS IDN DIF
Metadata_Version: 9.7
DIF_Creation_Date: 2003-05-14
Last_DIF_Revision_Date: 2012-09-18
DIF_Revision_History: added dist. format