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1. Community composition survey at Terra Nova Bay with similar samples collected at Cape Evans Cape Armitage and Turtle Rock [K043_2008_2012_NZ_5]
Five ice cores were collected from Terra Nova bay in the vicinity of Gondwana station. From each core the top, middle and bottom sections were sectioned and processed as described earlier. In addition, ...


2. Life at the Extreme: Resolving the Genetic Basis of Microbial Endemism in the Super-Heated Soils of Mt Erebus, Antarctica [K023_2008_2012_NZ_1]
The study of high temperature extreme environments continues to challenge our understanding of the upper tolerances of microbial life and how life may have originated on earth and possibly other planets. ...


3. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Atmospheric Pressure Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_Clim_Observ_pressure]
A network for atmospheric pressure measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data ...


4. Auroral Observations [Auroral_Observations]
Observation of auroral displays at the Italian Antarctica Station Mario Zucchelli located at Terra Nova Bay to investigate the physical processes responsible for magnetosphere-ionosphere coupling ...


5. Aerosol optical depths at BTN station [Aerosol_opt_depths_at_BTN]
Measurements performed at BTN (Icaro Camp) in the austral summers 1988 and 1993 with the UVISIR-2 sun-photometer built at the FISBAT-Institute (cfr. References below). Aerosol optical depth was evaluated ...


6. Aerosol characterization and snow chemistry at Terra Nova Bay [Aerosol_char_and_snow_chem_TNB]
Antarctic aerosol was sampled at Terra Nova Bay using an inertial spectrometer at high flow rate. This instrument can sample aerosol and deposit particles on a membrane filter with size separation. ...


7. Aerosol optical characteristics at BTN station [Aerosol_opt_char_at_BTN_station]
Measurements performed at BTN (Icaro Camp) in the austral summer 2001 - 2002 with the PREDE POM 01L sun-photometer. It detects direct solar radiative flux as well as diffuse at selected scattering ...


8. Mutation and extinction rates in Adelie penguin (Pygoscelis adeliae) populations from fossil bones and blood samples collected from several sites in the Ross Sea Region [K030_2001_2005_NZ_1]
Recent studies on the evolution of mitochondrial DNA in Adelie penguins has found high rates of mutation sparking a major controversy and raising the question of whether evolutionary rates are high ...


9. The biodiversity of the coastal underwater marine benthic ecosystem in the Ross Sea Region [K082_2001_2007_NZ]   CHILD DIFs
The long term research program ICECUBE (Coastal Underwater Benthic Ecosystems) provides fundamental information on the structural and functional biodiversity of Antarctic coastal benthic ecosystems. ...


10. The evolution of microsatellite and mitochondrial genes of Adelie penguins (Pygoscelis adeliae) from DNA samples taken from stratified subfossil penguin bones at penguin colonies [K030_1996_1999_NZ_1]
Evolutionary changes in microsatellite and mitochondrial genes of Adelie penguins was investigated to provide knowledge about the genetic processes and mechanisms that give rise to variation and change ...


11. The structural and functional diversity of the shallow-water benthic community at Terra Nova Bay [K082_2001_2002_NZ_2]   PARENT DIF
The biodiversity of the seafloor community at Terra Nova Bay was investigated to determine the structural and functional diversity of the benthic community and to extend the latitudinal gradient survey ...


12. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Relative Humidity Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_Clim_Observ_humidity]
A network for relative humidity measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data and ...


13. The distribution and abundance patterns of meroplankton in the Ross Sea region [K018_2002_2008_NZ_1]   CHILD DIFs
The pelagic community of the Ross Sea consists of a permanent component (=holoplankton) and a temporary component which is primarily made up from the larval stages of benthic marine invertebrates ...


14. Genetic sequencing of terrestrial invertebrates along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency to determine patterns of biodiversity, phylogenetic relationships and levels of gene flow among populations [K028_1999_2008_NZ_1]
Molecular techniques (allozyme electrophoresis and mitochondrial gene sequencing) were used to characterise the Antarctic terrestrial biodiversity along the latitudinal range of the Ross Dependency ...


15. The biomass, productivity and biodiversity of algae and bacteria in Terra Nova Bay and the physical parameters of their environment [K043_2006_2008_NZ_1]
The total biomass, productivity and biodiversity of algae and bacteria from the sea ice and the water column was investigated in Terra Nova Bay. Sampling sites in the Terra Nova Bay area were used ...


16. The response of sea ice and brine water algae and bacteria to changes in salinity, temperature, light and UVB in Terra Nova Bay [K043_2006_2008_NZ_4]
Samples of the bottom ice algae and brine algae (within 30cm of the top of the ice) were subjected to temperature, salinity, light and UVB experiments and analysed with PAM rapid light curves to determine ...


17. Community composition survey at Terra Nova Bay with similar samples collected at Cape Evans and Cape Armitage [K043_2008_2009_NZ_5]
Five ice cores were collected from Terra Nova bay in the vicinity of Gondwana station. From each core the top, middle and bottom sections were sectioned and processed as described earlier. In addition, ...


18. Seismic profile survey of McMurdo Sound and Terra Nova Bay [K042_1974_1975_NZ_2]
As part of the Dry Valleys Drilling Project, the area of the McMurdo Sound drill hole was surveyed with a seismic survey profile and extended to cover the whole of the McMurdo Sound region to determine ...


19. Investigations of the glaciology and hydrology in the Terra Nova Bay regions [K162_1984_1985_NZ_1]
The occurrence or non-occurrence of both glacial moraines and past sea levels in the Terra Nova Bay area was investigated with a view to establishing a glacial chronology to supplement the Dry Valleys ...


20. Seismograph data from the David Glacier region near Terra Nova Bay to determine the origins of low magnitude seismicity in the area: brittle ice failure, basal shearing beneath the glacier, or tectonic events? [K101_2003_2004_NZ_1]
Temporary seismograph stations placed in the Transantarctic Mountains have recorded regular, low magnitude seismicity. The origin of the quakes could not be uniquely discriminated among brittle ice ...


21. Botanical investigations at Terra Nova Bay and Wood Bay, North Victoria Land and the assessment of human impacts [K271_1988_1989_NZ_1]
Vegetation and environmental studies were conducted at sites on Ross Island and in North Victoria Land, including Terra Nova Bay (Edmonson Point, Northern Foothills, Cape Washington, Mount Melbourne, ...


22. Biological and biochemical studies of the plant, invertebrate and microbial communities in the Ross Sea Region [K052_1984_1985_NZ_1]
An expedition was undertaken in the 84/85 season with the aim(s): 1) to survey plant and microbial communities in the Terra Nova Bay area, 2) to conduct ecophysiological studies on the insects at ...


23. Distribution and freeze tolerance testing of nematodes around Cape Hallett and Terra Nova Bay [K066_2005_2008_NZ_1]
Nematode worms in Antarctica are adapted to survive extreme conditions. One species, Panagrolaimus davidi, is unusual in that it can survive extra as well as intra-cellular freezing. This study investigated ...


24. Algal response to transplantation with a ice core flipping experiment, Terra Nova Bay, Ross Sea [K043_2006_2008_NZ_2]
Three ice cores were drilled in sea ice (2.1 m thick) in the region of Gondwana Station in Terra Nova Bay during the 06-07 season. The cores were stored in black plastic bags and then replaced back ...


25. The distribution, taxonomy, physiology and feeding habits of pelagic amphipods in Terra Nova Bay [K043_2006_2008_NZ_5]
The distribution, taxonomy, physiology and feeding habits of pelagic amphipods was investigated. Amphipods were collected by plankton tow, baited traps, coring (coring through sea ice) or hand collections ...


26. The role of grazing on sea ice algae and sea ice bacteria by ciliates and flagellated (zooplankton) in Terra Nova Bay [K043_2006_2008_NZ_3]
Sea water was collected from a depth of 2 meters below the sea ice in the region of Gondwana Station in Terra Nova Bay. Initial measurements of chlorophyll along with presence and abundance of ciliates ...


27. Baseline concentrations of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen Umbilicaria decussata [Antar_Macrolichen_Umbilicaria]
Total concentrations of major and trace elements were determined in samples of the epilithic lichen Umbilicaria decussata from 24 ice-free areas in coastal Victoria Land (Antarctica) during ...


28. Ecophysiological experiments on the springtail Gressitacantha terranova to determine genetic variation, antifreeze proteins and cold tolerance studies [K066_2007_2008_NZ_1]
This study sought to carry out primary ecophysiological experiments - cold tolerance - on the springtail Gressitacantha terranova. Bulk collections were made using aspirators and paintbrushes from ...


29. The role of moisture in rock weathering at Terra Nova Bay, Victoria Land, Antarctica [K056_2002_2005_NZ_3]   PARENT DIF
Field measurements and rock samples were taken at Terra Nova Bay (03-04) to determine the role of moisture in rock weathering processes along the Victoria land Coast. Surface and sub-surface temperatures ...


30. The terrestrial, marine and freshwater microalgae from Antarctica: biodiversity, physiological and molecular aspects. [MicroalgaeAntarctica]
This data set describes the research carried out from 1988 to 2003 on samples collected in the sea (Terra Nova Bay and Wood Bay), in several lakes (Edmonson Point, Markham Island, Inexpressible Island, ...


31. Preliminary investigation of thermal biosystem of Mount Rittmann fumaroles (Northern Victoria Land, Antarctica) [Thermal_biosys_MountRittmann]
The biota and environment of fumarolic ground recently discovered near Mount Rittmann are described. Three patches (about 1 m2 each) of the moss Pohlia nutans were found in a minor caldera rim. Cyanophytes, ...


32. Geodetic GPS framing network for deformations control in the Terra Nova Bay Area [GPS_network_at_TNB]
In the frame of the IV Italian expedition in Antarctica (1988/89) a GPS geodetic network has been established in an area 2000 Km2 wide and close to the Terra Nova Bay station. The network was partially ...


33. Italian GPS permanent station in Antarctica (Terra Nova Bay - Victoria Land) [permanent_GPS_station_at_TNB]
In the framework of the GPS geodetic network in Terra Nova Bay, the network reference station (0100) coordinates were determined with high precision in WGS84 - ITRF system through the data processing ...


34. Measurements of geomagnetic field H, D and Z component, with sampling frequency of 1 kHz, performed at TNB for the study of Shuman resonance. [MeasurGeomagneticField_1_KHz]
A wide band (0.0005 - 1000 Hz) geomagnetic field measurements station was installed at the geomagnetic observatory of Terra Nova Bay (TNB) during the 1990-91 campaign. The station is composed by three ...


35. Measurements of geomagnetic field H, D and Z component, with sampling frequency of 120 sec, performed at TNB for the study of Shuman resonance. [MeasurGeomagneticField_120_sec]
A wide band (0.0005 - 1000 Hz) geomagnetic field measurements station was installed at the geomagnetic observatory of Terra Nova Bay (TNB) during the 1990-91 campaign. The station is composed by three ...


36. Measurements of geomagnetic field H, D and Z components, with sampling frequency of 40 Hz, performed at TNB for the study of Shuman resonance. [MeasurGeomagneticField_40_Hz]
A wide band (0.0005 - 1000 Hz) geomagnetic field measurements station was installed at the geomagnetic observatory of Terra Nova Bay (TNB) during the 1990-91 campaign. The station is composed by three ...


37. Measurements of geomagnetic field H, D and Z components, with sampling frequency of 500 Hz, performed at TNB for the study of Shuman resonance. [MeasurGeomagneticField_500_Hz]
A wide band (0.0005 - 1000 Hz) geomagnetic field measurements station was installed at the geomagnetic observatory of Terra Nova Bay (TNB) during the 1990-91 campaign. The station is composed by three ...


38. Ionospheric vertical sounding [Ionospheric_vertical_sounding]
Ionospheric observations, using radio techniques, are an important part of the aeronomic studies that may be carried out in polar zones where the peculiarity of the physical phenomena, due to the ...


39. Continuous Very Broad Band seismographic data from station Terra Nova Bay (TNV). [SeismographicData_TNVstation]
Permanent seismographic station established at Terra Nova Bay, the Italian Station in Antarctica located in Victoria Land, in order to record very broad band and high dynamics signals in continuous ...


40. Ionospheric absorption derived by riometers measurements at 30/38.2 MHz. [ionospheric_absorption]
Cosmic noise is received at 30/38.2 MHz by a solid state riometer and dual dipole antenna at Terra Nova Bay, Italian Antarctic Base. These kind of measurements are useful to determine the ionospheric ...


41. ULF geomagnetic field measurements at Terra Nova Bay (Antarctica) [ULF_TNB]
Measurements of geomagnetic field variations in the ULF frequency band (1 mHz - 1 Hz) are made by a triaxial search-coil magnetometer at Terra Nova Bay (TNB, Antarctica) since 1992. The present data ...


42. helioseismology and asteroseismology in Antarctica [helioseismol-asteroseismol]
At the University of Rome we have prepared two MOFs (Magneto-Optical Filters), one working with Potassium vapors (779 nm spectral line) and the other working with Sodium (589 nm). The two spectral ...


43. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Air Temperature Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_ClimObserv_temperature]
A network for temperature measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data and information, ...


44. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Snow Accumulation Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_Clim_Observ_snow]
A network for snow depth measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data and information, ...


45. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Total Incoming Solar radiation Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_Clim_Observ_SolarRadiation]
A network for incoming solar radiation measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data ...


46. The Italian Meteo-Climatological Observatory in Antarctica: Wind Speed and Direction Measurements by means of an Automatic Weather Station Network [Meteo_Clim_Observ_Wind_Speed]
A network for wind measurements was started with 4 Automatic Weather Stations in 1987 around Terra Nova Bay (North Victoria Land). It provides continuous meteo-climatological data and information, ...


47. Entrapment of long-distance transported pollen grains by various moss species in coastal Victoria Land, Antarctica [Species_in_Victoria_Land]
In northern Victoria Land (continental Antarctica, between 72 and 76 degrees S, 162 and 169 degrees E), 18 moss samples have been collected and analyzed for the presence of pollen. In turfs and cushions ...


48. Airborne radiotracers [Airborne_radiotracers]
Natural radionuclides including 222Rn, 220Rn, 210Pb, 7Be have been used to examine a large variety of relevant atmospheric processes. Routine measurements of these naturally occurring radionuclides ...


49. Benthonic Annelida of Ross Sea [Benthonic_Annelida_of_Ross_Sea]
Taxonomical studies of smaller marine infaunal Annelida from benthos sediments near Terra Nova Bay sampled during 1989 and 1989 summers.


50. Biomagnification of mercury in an Antarctic marine coastal food web during 1989-1991 [Biomagnification_of_mercury]
Twenty samples of surface sediment (the top 3.0 cm) were taken on soft bottoms (from 20 to 300 m depth) with a stainless steel box corer. Phytoplankon and zooplankton were sampled with conical nylon ...


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