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1. 5 minute sea level, air temperature and barometric pressure data from a monitoring station near Scott Base since 2001 - K089_2001_2012_NZ_1 [K089_2001_2012_NZ_1]
In January 2001, a sea level monitoring station was installed near to the reverse osmosis intake near Scott Base. The data are transmitted from the sensor, to a data logger at Scott Base. Data is ...


2. 5 minute sea level, air temperature and barometric pressure data from a monitoring station near Scott Base since 2001 - K089_2001_2013_NZ_1 [K089_2001_2013_NZ_1]
In January 2001, a sea level monitoring station was installed near to the reverse osmosis intake near Scott Base. The data are transmitted from the sensor, to a data logger at Scott Base. Data is ...


3. Column and vertical profiles of chlorine monoxide from a heterodyne spectrometer - K085_1996_2012_NZ_2 [K085_1996_2012_NZ_2]
A microwave experiment was installed at Scott Base to measure microwave emission of atmospheric chlorine monoxide (ClO) near 1.1 mm wavelength by a heterodyne spectrometer. The heterodyne techniques ...


4. Dynamics and ionisation in the Antarctic middle atmosphere: MF radar measurements - K055_2004_2012_NZ_1 [K055_2004_2012_NZ_1]
Our studies investigate the Antarctic middle atmosphere’s response to natural and man-made factors which change climate. The dynamical processes of this region are significant in controlling the circulation ...


5. Geomagnetic and seismological data collected from Scott Base, Cape Evans (Ross Island) and Lake Vanda - K102_1959_2012_NZ_1 [K102_1959_2012_NZ_1]
Geomagnetic and seismological measurements were established in Antarctica in 1957 as part of the International Geophysical Year and have continued until present. Geomagnetic data have been recorded ...


6. One-minute interval surface wind data from an array of three Automated weather station (AWS) installed at Willie field, Scott base, Antarctica - UMWIND01 [UMWIND01]
Data is obtained from Automatic Weather Stations (AWS) installed near Williams Field on the Ross Ice Shelf (Lat: 77.89733 S, Long: 167.04746 E) which is recorded in the Campbell Scientific data loggers ...


7. 5 minute sea level, air temperature and barometric pressure data from a monitoring station near Scott Base since 2001 [K089_2001_2008_NZ_1]
In January 2001, a sea level monitoring station was installed near to the reverse osmosis intake near Scott Base. The data are transmitted from the sensor, to a data logger at Scott Base. Data is ...


8. Algae cultures from air trap samples, snow samples and algal surveys from Scott Base, the Ross Ice Shelf and Victoria Valley to determine the dispersal of algae by wind within Antarctica [K053_1990_1991_NZ_2]
The dispersal of algae by wind within Antarctica was investigated by testing four techniques for detecting viable algae in the air: 1) High through put 'jet' spore samples, 2) Clinical monitors, 3) ...


9. Altitude profile measurements of nitric acid (HNO3) using balloon packages flown into the stratosphere during the autumn, winter and spring [K085_1993_1995_NZ_1]
In addition to ground based measurements of nitric acid (HNO3), altitude profiles of nitric acid was conducted during the autumn, winter and spring using a series of balloon packs flown into the stratosphere. ...


10. An annual cycle of cloud condensation nuclei concentration in the Ross Sea Region [K173_1992_1993_NZ_1]
A cycle of cloud condensation nuclei concentration in the Ross Sea Region was collected by installing and running a CCN monitor at Scott Base. The results contributed to the Southern Hemisphere record ...


11. An oil spill experiment measuring the response of soils to oil spills: chemical and microbial analysis, nutrient analysis, soil moisture and temperature [K123_2000_2003_NZ_1]
To measure how quickly soils respond to oil spills, JP5 jet fuel was spilled onto contained soil cores at Scott Base. 105 PVC soil cores (10 cm x 30 cm deep) capped at the bottom sitting in plastic ...


12. Analysis of air and snow samples in Antarctica for isotope analysis [K001_1960_1975_NZ_1]
Snow samples were collected over a number of seasons for analysis of fission products (deuterium and oxygen isotopes), tritium and sulphur isotope contents. The information would provide the basic ...


13. Analysis of soil samples for human comensal micro-organism to determine the degree of human induced microbial contamination of heavily used regions [K023_2001_2002_NZ_2]
Mineral soils from the immediate vicinity of field campsites in the Wright Valley, Miers Valley and Bratina Island campsites were sampled daily during occupation. The samples were analysed with PCR ...


14. Analysis of soils from Marble Point contaminated with heavy metals [K150_1989_1990_NZ_2]
The fate of pollutants in Antarctic soils - to what extent soluble and insoluble materials move through, out of, or become fixed in soils, was investigated. Soil samples from a number of sites at ...


15. Analysis of water and soil samples for pollutants (trace metals, major anions, mercury) to determine the nature and extent of contamination in meltwaters in the Ross Dependency [K105_1992_1994_NZ_1]
A set of baseline data for the composition of meltwaters in the Ross Dependency, with particular concentrations on the levels of ultra trace heavy metals in waters remote from significant or current ...


16. Baseline measurements of atmospheric mercury concentrations from Scott Base/Arrival Heights [K013_1985_1988_NZ_1]
The southern hemisphere is not as well characterized as that of the northern hemisphere for atmospheric mercury measurements. Very little data exists for baseline atmospheric mercury data in Antarctica. ...


17. Climate data (wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, barometric pressure, and solar radiation) from manual observations and automatic weather stations at Scott Base and Arrival Heights [K089_1957_2008_NZ_1]
Climate data have been collected at Scott Base continuously since 1957 and more recently from Arrival Heights and is one of the longest continuous climate records in Antarctica. Climate parameters ...


18. Column and vertical profiles of chlorine monoxide from a heterodyne spectrometer [K085_1996_2008_NZ_2]
A microwave experiment was installed at Scott Base to measure microwave emission of atmospheric chlorine monoxide (ClO) near 1.1 mm wavelength by a heterodyne spectrometer. The heterodyne techniques ...


19. Conceptual modelling of the sewage and wastewater plume from Scott Base incorporating current and tidal data, seawater stratification and microbiological, physical and chemical indicators associated with the plume [K407_1998_1999_NZ_1]
Before the installation of the Scott Base sewage treatment plant, untreated sewage and wastewater was discharged directlyin front of Scott Base since its occupation in 1957. The distribution of sewage ...


20. Cumulative impacts and rates of recovery of the Antarctic soil environment at Scott Base and vicinity, Crater Hill, Observation Hill and Capes Evans and Royds [K026_2008_2009_NZ_1]
Soil profile descriptions from the a number of disturbed and undisturbed sites in the vicinity of Scott Base and McMurdo Station, including Crater Hill, Observation Hill, and Home Beach at Cape Evans ...


21. Daily records of the dynamics, ionization and structure of the Antarctic mesosphere from Scott Base [K055_1982_2003_NZ_1]   CHILD METADATA
An investigation into the ionospheric D-region of the atmosphere was initiated in 1982 with the installation of radar equipment (Polarimeter and HF radar) at Scott Base. The radar operated by remote ...


22. Determination of the range of reflecting structures in the upper atmosphere: a frequency shift experiment [K055_1990_1991_NZ_1]   PARENT METADATA
A HF Middle and Upper atmospheric radar is operated at Scott Base year round under automatic control for two experiments: the Partial Reflection Winds and the D-region polarimeter experiments. An ...


23. Direct measurements of cosmic rays (neutron) flux at several sites in Antarctica [K112_1997_2000_NZ_2]
Cosmic rays (neutron) flux was directly measured with a portable detector in conjunction with a study examining the production of cosmic ray produced nuclides in rocks. The semi portable detector ...


24. Dynamics and ionisation in the Antarctic middle atmosphere: MF radar measurements [K055_2004_2008_NZ_1]
Our studies investigate the Antarctic middle atmosphere’s response to natural and man-made factors which change climate. The dynamical processes of this region are significant in controlling the circulation ...


25. Examination of introduced algae from foodstuffs and other foreign items brought to Antarctica [K053_1990_1991_NZ_1]
The impact of non-indigenous algae into Antarctica was investigated at Scott Base and was limited to soil particles adherent to fresh vegetables flown in from New Zealand (lettuce and potatoes). Preliminary ...


26. Examination of permafrost characteristic at Marble Point: Moisture content over a range of ground types [K150_1991_1992_NZ_1]
The characterisation of permafrost at Marble Point and Scott Base was conducted over a large area and beyond the vicinity of the runway. At Marble Point, permafrost drilling was carried out on undisturbed ...


27. Examination of permafrost properties from soil samples and core samples from a range of disturbed soil surfaces sites at Marble Point and Scott Base/McMurdo Station [K150_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The properties of the permafrost immediately beneath the soil was investigated in a range of surfaces disturbed by earlier construction activities such as compacted fill, cut, embankment, retreated ...


28. Examination of the accumulation of dust and organic debris in the vicinity of Scott Base, McMurdo Station and around Hut Point Peninsula [K150_1982_1983_NZ_3]
The effects of long continued human occupation of Antarctic soils and the environment was studied in the areas surrounding Scott Base, McMurdo Station and Hut Point peninsula. The accumulation of ...


29. GPR, electromagnetic and spectral analysis of surface wave surveys on the Pram Point pressure ridges and surrounding area [K054_2001_2002_NZ_1]
Experiments using GPR around Scott Base showed the GPR could detect crevasses on the McMurdo Ice Shelf, in an area near Scott Base where distinctive surface undulations or 'pressure rollers' (pressure ...


30. Genetic variability and patterns of colonisation in Antarctic mosses [K022_1992_1995_NZ_1]
The geographic and microgeographic organisation of variation at genetic marker loci in mosses of the McMurdo Sound region was investigated. Samples of five species of mosses including Bryum argenteum, ...


31. Geomagnetic and seismological data collected from Scott Base, Cape Evans (Ross Island) and Lake Vanda [K102_1959_2008_NZ_1]
Geomagnetic and seismological measurements were established in Antarctica in 1957 as part of the International Geophysical Year and have continued until present. Geomagnetic data have been recorded ...


32. Geophysical surveys (electromagnetic and GPR) of hydrocarbon contaminated soils at Scott Base, Marble Point, Bull Pass and Lake Vida [K054_2000_2002_NZ_1]
To determine how hydrocarbon contamination of Antarctic soils alters the geophysical response, and if so what was the nature of this response, was investigated at Scott Base with electromagnetic and ...


33. Gravity Measurements for Hut Point Peninsula Base Stations [K105_2008_2009_NZ_1]
Construction of buildings at McMurdo Station and Scott Base has resulted in the loss of several of the gravity base stations established during and shortly after the IGY. Antarctica New Zealand established ...


34. Historic tide gauge records from Scott Base 1957-1959 and 1988-1990 [K042_1989_1990_NZ_1]
The tidal pattern in polar regions exhibits unusual features and is diurnal rather than the 12 hour period observed at lower latitudes. A site at Scott Base is about as far south as it is possible ...


35. Hydrocarbon-degrading microbes and optimum environmental parameters for growth from soil samples (oil contaminated and pristine) from Scott Base, Marble Point, Lake Vanda and Bull Pass [K123_1996_1998_NZ_1]
Soil surface samples and soil profile samples (pits dug down to the ice cemented surface) were collected from both oil-impacted and pristine sites in the vicinity of Scott Base and at the abandoned ...


36. Investigating respiratory viruses from Antarctic personnel at Scott Base, McMurdo Station and South Pole Station to determine immune system adaptation to climatic extremes [K016_1975_1976_NZ_1]
Aspects of human biomedical and immunological adaptation to Antarctic isolation was studied including the occurrence of respiratory virus infections in people overwintering in Antarctica and the reasons ...


37. Investigation of an oil spill from a buried pipeline at Scott Base [K123_2000_2001_NZ_2]
An investigation of a spill from a leaking underground pipeline carrying diesel (JP8 jet fuel) from storage tanks to Scott Base was conducted during the 2000-2001 season by digging a number of holes ...


38. Investigation of levels of endocrine disrupting compounds in the Antarctic environment and food chain [K068_2009_2010_NZ_1]
The study aims to quantify selected emerging Endocrine Disrupting Compounds (EDCs) in sewage, and waters from Antarctica, and to study levels of EDCs in the food chain, including invertebrates, fish, ...


39. Lore and Law: Sense of Place, Sense of Right and Pro-Environmental Behaviour of Support and Science in the Antarctic [K073_2009_2012_NZ_1]
The principal objective of this study is to investigate environmentally responsible decision-making by human beings in the Antarctic. Specifically, it will identify decision factors about human behaviour ...


40. Measurement of ionosphere activity from the Beacon satellite launched in 1964 [K002_1969_1970_NZ_2]
The Polar Ionosphere Beacon Satellite Program, S-66, was for the purpose of ionospheric research. The S-66 program aimed to make possible a synoptic study of the ionosphere as it varies in time and ...


41. Measurement of radio noise levels within 100km of McMurdo Station [K002_1970_1971_NZ_1]
The electromagnetic interference problems in the McMurdo Station-Scott Base area of Antarctica was investigated. Growth in the area has resulted in contamination of the natural environment with man ...


42. Measurement of time and space structure of atmospheric planetary waves in the polar mesosphere from Scott Base, South Pole Station and collaboration with other countries [K055_1982_2008_NZ_1]   CHILD METADATA
The regular heating and cooling of the atmosphere drives energetic weather systems near the earth's surface. Some of this energy is propagated upwards into the middle atmosphere in a variety of wave ...


43. 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 ...


44. Measurements of soil water content in the unfrozen soils and the active zone at Marble Point [K150_1991_1992_NZ_2]
The water content in the unfrozen soils and the active zone was compared at different times of the year (January 1990 with November 1991) to determine the extent or significance of soil water changes. ...


45. Measurements of the orientation response to water flow of the fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki and the role of the lateral line system in mediating the rheotaxic behaviour [K014_1996_1997_NZ_3]
How the Antarctic fish Pagothenia borchgrevinki orientates to water flow (rheotaxis) was investigated by exposing captured fish to a laminar current flow at various flow rates in a custom built aquarium ...


46. Measurements of the total amount of ozone in the vertical column of the atmosphere from a ground based Brewer spectrophotometer at Arrival Heights, Antarctica [K085_1989_1996_NZ_1]
A Brewer spectrophotometer was installed at Scott Base in February 1989 to extend the measurements obtained from the Dobson spectrophotometer. The first full season of measurements began in mid-September ...


47. Measurements of the transmission of UV light to infrared light through different samples of snow around Scott Base [K041_1997_1998_NZ_2]
The transmission of light through snow depends not only on the cleanliness but also on the size of the snow particles. The transmission properties are directly related to the reflection properties ...


48. Measurements of total ozone and aerosol parameters from October to mid-December, 1986, during the period when ozone levels are changing most rapidly [K085_1986_1987_NZ_1]
A spectrophotometer was installed at Arrival Heights near Scott Base and operated for a period of six weeks from the end of October 1986 to mid-December 1986. The instrument was fully automated and ...


49. Measurements of water loss from permafrost (soil ice/moisture content) in an experimentally disturbed and undisturbed permafrost area near Scott Base [K150_1993_1994_NZ_1]
Water content measurements were made continuously from 15 bore holes at an experimentally disturbed and undisturbed site at Scott Base to measure the amount of water loss from permafrost, to compare ...


50. One on one interviews with Scott Base personnel (staff, scientists, management, etc) investigating perceptions of Antarctic heritage [K073_1998_2000_NZ_2]
During two visits to Scott Base, the New Zealand Antarctic Research base in the Ross Dependency, semi-structured, one-on-one interviews were conducted with personnel at Scott Base including winter ...


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