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IPY- Plankton Dynamics in the McMurdo Dry Valley Lakes During the Transition to Polar Night
Entry ID: NSF-ANT06-31494

Abstract: Data collected on the permanently ice-covered lakes of the McMurdo Dry Valleys (MCM) during the late 1950's as part of the International Geophysical Year (IGY) showed that they were the only year round liquid water environments on the continent. Organisms in the lakes must possess novel physiological strategies that allow them to survive at low temperature and under extended darkness. Subsequent ... View entire text
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McMurdo Dry Valleys Long-Term Ecological Research (MCM LTER) Program

Description: NSF Award Abstract #0631494
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Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.0   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2007-09-15
Stop Date: 2010-08-31
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DIF Creation Date: 2010-10-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-12