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Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Oil Contamination Sites in Antarctica

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Entry ID

GGD626

Summary

To determine the effects of oil spills on soil temperature and moisture, soil climate stations were built at existing contamination sites -- Scott Base, Marble Point, Bull Pass, and nearby control sites in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica. Sensors recorded soil temperature, soil moisture, air temperature, relative humidity, solar radiation, net radiation, wind speed, and wind direction. Data extend from January 1999 through December 2001. Data from individual stations are available in tab-delimited ASCII text files. An Excel spreadsheet contains the same data compiled together in a single file. NSIDC currently provides these summary data via ftp; the full soil temperature and moisture data set is available from Ron Paetzold, USDA.

Geographic Coverage

 

Spatial Coordinates:
N: -77.45°     S: -77.9806°     E: 166.7806°     W: 161.8806°    

Data Set Citation

Dataset Creator: Paetzold, R., ed.
Dataset Title: Monthly Summaries of Soil Temperature and Soil Moisture at Oil Contamination Sites in Antarctica
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/ggd626.html

Temporal Coverage

Start Date: 1999-01-21
Stop Date: 2001-12-31

Location Keywords

  • CONTINENT ANTARCTICA BULL PASS, MARBLE POINT, SCOTT BASE (ROSS SEA REGION)

Science Keywords

  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Net Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Radiation Solar Radiation
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Temperature Surface Air Temperature
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Water Vapor Humidity
  • Atmosphere Atmospheric Winds Surface Winds
  • Cryosphere Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Frozen Ground Soil Temperature
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Moisture/Water Content
  • Land Surface Soils Soil Temperature

Ancillary Keywords

  • Contamination
  • Oil spill
  • Soil Moisture
  • Soil Temperature

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: Microsoft Excel

Distribution Format: ASCII Text (.txt)

Personnel

Ron Paetzold
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 1 402 437-4133
Fax: 1 402 437-5336
Email: ron.paetzold@nssc.nrcs.usda.gov
Contact Address:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Federal Building

City: Lincoln
Province or State: NE
Postal Code: 68508
Country: USA

Related URL

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Active layer monitoring: Circumpolar Active Layer Monitoring (CALM) Program Network: Description and data

Reference

Balks, M.R., R.F. Paetzold, J.M. Kimble, J. Aislabie, and I.B. Campbell. 2002. Effects of hydrocarbon spills on the temperature and moisture regimes of cryosols in the Ross Sea region. Antarctic Science 14(4): 319-326.

Metadata Name and Version

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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