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Geochemical and biological linkages in glacier ecosystems
Entry ID: ASAC_2750

Abstract: Metadata record for data from ASAC Project 2750
See the link below for public details on this project.

Glaciers are not frozen rivers, but another aquatic ecosystem in the cryosphere. Most life on glaciers occurs in numerous shallow holes called cryoconites as simple microbial communities. We will study the functioning of these communities and link it to the important processes of carbon and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -67.0   S: -68.0   E: 79.0   W: 77.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Laybourn-Parry, J.
Dataset Title: Geochemical and biological linkages in glacier ecosystems
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2016-08-22
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2008-10-01
Stop Date: 2009-03-31
Quality The Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only, and represent the beginning and end of the 2007 - 2008 Antarctic seasons.
The latitudes and longitudes provided in spatial coverage are approximate only.

Taken from the 2008-2009 Progress Report:
Variations to work plan or objectives:
A shorter field season that was originally planned has resulted from ... View entire text
Access Constraints The data are publicly available for download from the provided URL.

The download file contains a word document detailing the methods used in the project, as well as an excel spreadsheet containing the data.

A copy of the referenced paper is available for download to AAD staff only.

Genbank data can be accessed using the provided Accession Numbers.
Use Constraints This data set conforms to the PICCCBY Attribution License

Please follow instructions listed in the citation reference provided at when using these data.
Data Set Progress
Data Center
Australian Antarctic Data Centre, Australia Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +61 3 6232 3244
Fax: +61 3 6232 3351
Email: metadata at
Contact Address:
Australian Antarctic Division
203 Channel Highway
City: Kingston
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7050
Country: Australia
Distribution Media: HTTP
Distribution Size: 190 kb
Distribution Format: Word, Excel
Fees: Free
Email: Jo.Laybourn-Parry at
Contact Address:
University of Bristol
School of Geographical Sciences
University Road
City: Clifton
Province or State: Bristol
Postal Code: BS8 1SS
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-07-27
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10