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New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database

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Metadata Entity Set Information:

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Hierarchy Level:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Hierarchy Level Name:

New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: I.B. Campbell
Organization Name: Land and Soil Consultancy Services
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 64-03-5473329

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Postal Code: 7001
Country: New Zealand
Email: iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Date Stamp:

2014-04-15

Metadata Standard Name:

ISO 19115 Geographic Information - Metadata First Edition

Metadata Standard Version:

ISO 19115:2003

Dataset URI:

http://nsidc.org/data/ggd25.html

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Data Identification Information:

Citation:

Citation Information:

Title: New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database
Date:
Date: 2003
Date Type:
Value: publication
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode
Edition Date: 2003-05-14
Identifier: GGD25
Cited Responsible Party:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Abstract:

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.

Purpose:

Scientific Research

Credit:

The following example shows how to cite the use of this data set in a publication. For more information, see our Use and Copyright Web page.

Iain Campbell and Graeme Claridge. 2003. New Zealand Antarctic Soils Database. [indicate subset used]. Boulder, Colorado USA: National Snow and Ice Data Center.

Status:

Value: complete
CodeList: MD_ProgressCode

Point of Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: I.B. Campbell
Organization Name: Land and Soil Consultancy Services
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 64-03-5473329

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Postal Code: 7001
Country: New Zealand
Email: iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: Graeme Claridge
Organization Name: Land & Soil Consultancy Services
Contact:

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Administrative Area: Nelson
Postal Code: 7001
Country: New Zealand
Email: graeme.claridge@xtra.co.nz

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Maintenance Information:

Maintenance and Update Frequency:

Value: asNeeded
CodeList: MD_MaintenanceFrequencyCode

Update Scope:

Value: dataset
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: series
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Value: attribute
CodeList: MD_ScopeCode

Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: I.B. Campbell
Organization Name: Land and Soil Consultancy Services
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 64-03-5473329

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: 23 View Mount
City: Nelson
Postal Code: 7001
Country: New Zealand
Email: iaincampbell@xtra.co.nz

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org

Contact Role:

Value: principalInvestigator
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Descriptive Keywords:

Keywords

Keyword: Continent > Antarctica > Dry Valleys, McMurdo
Keyword: Geographic Region > Southern Hemisphere > Antartcica
Keyword Type:
Value: place
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Location Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Cryosphere > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Active Layer
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Permafrost
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Seasonally Frozen Ground
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Frozen Ground > Soil Temperature
Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Land Surface > Soils
Keyword Type:
Value: discipline
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: NASA / GCMD Science Keywords
Date:
Date: 2008-02-05
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode
Keyword Thesaurus:

Citation Information:

Title: None
Date:
Date: 2008-01-24
Date Type:
Value: revision
CodeList: CI_DateTypeCode

Keywords

Keyword: Active Layer
Keyword: Biological
Keyword: Chemistry
Keyword: Environmental
Keyword: Geology
Keyword: Mapping
Keyword: Permafrost
Keyword: Soil Properties
Keyword: Thermal Properties
Keyword: Topographic Survey
Keyword Type:
Value: theme
CodeList: MD_KeywordTypeCode

Dataset Constraints:

Legal Constraints:

Access Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Use Constraints:

Value: otherRestrictions
CodeList: MD_RestrictionCode

Other Constraints:

Access Constraints : none

Use Constraints : none

Language:

eng; usa

Character Set:

Value: UTF8
CodeList: MD_CharacterSetCode

Topic Category:

Value: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
CodeList: MD_topicCategoryCode

Extent Information:

Spatial Temporal Extent:

Geographic Element:

Bounding Coordinates:

 

Westbound Longitude: 83
Eastbound Longitude: 156
Southbound Latitude: -85.5
Northbound Latitude: -72.25

Temporal Element:

Time Period:

Begin Position: 19600101
End Position: Unknown

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Distribution Information:

Distributor Information:

Distributor Contact:

Responsible Party:

Individual Name: FGDC User Services
Organization Name: Frozen Ground Data Center
Contact:

Contact Phone:

Contact Voice Telephone: 1 303 492-6199 x

Contact Address:

Delivery Point: National Snow and Ice Data Center
City: Boulder
Administrative Area: CO
Postal Code: 80309-0449
Country: USA
Email: nsidc@nsidc.org

Contact Online Resources:

Website: http://nsidc.org/fgdc/

Contact Role:

Value: custodian
CodeList: CI_RoleCode

Distribution Format(s):

Data File Format:

Name: Paper

Digital Transfer Options:

Offline Transfer Options:

Offline Resources:

Name:

Value: onLine
CodeList: MD_MediumNameCode

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Data Acquisition Information:

Instrument Information:

Platform Information:

Platform:

Name: GROUND-BASED OBSERVATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument:

Platform:

Name: GROUND STATIONS
Description: satellite
Instrument:

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