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Interaction between Carbon and Sulfur Cycles in Antarctic Stratified Lakes and Fjords
Entry ID: ASAC_1166

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The lakes and fjords of the Vestfold Hills region of Antarctica provide unique ecosystems for studying environmental changes in Antarctica over the past 8000 years. Studies of the changes in organic matter composition in sediment cores provide information how the microbial and plankton communities have changed over time in response to varying chemical and ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -68.47   S: -68.48   E: 78.19   W: 78.18
Min Depth: 25 M Max Depth: 26.5 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Volkman, J.K.
Dataset Title: Interaction between Carbon and Sulfur Cycles in Antarctic Stratified Lakes and Fjords
Dataset Series Name: CAASM Metadata
Dataset Release Date: 2000-08-09
Dataset Publisher: Australian Antarctic Data Centre
Online Resource:
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2000-11-01
Stop Date: 2000-11-30
Quality See the referenced papers for details.

Dates provided in temporal coverage are approximate only. Year and month are correct.
Access Constraints Copies of the referenced papers are available for download from the provided URL to AAD staff only.

DNA sequences are available via Genbank (see the url below) with the following accession numbers:

Section 2.9. page 229 of the EPSL paper: GenBank acc. numbers AY303351-AY303357

Section 2.10 page 1155 of the Org. Geochem paper: GenBank acc. numbers AY291536-AY291564
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: 1915 kb
Distribution Format: PDF
Fees: free
Phone: +61 3 6232 5281
Fax: +61 3 6232 5123
Email: john.volkman at
Contact Address:
GPO BOX 1538
CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research
City: Hobart
Province or State: Tasmania
Postal Code: 7001
Country: Australia
Coolen, M.J.L., Muyzer, G., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Schouten, S., Volkman, J.K. and Sinninghe Damste, J.S. (2004), Combined DNA and lipid analyses of sediments reveal changes in Holocene haptophyte and diatom populations in an Antarctic lake., Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 223, 225-239

Coolen, M.J.L., Hopmans, E.C., Rijpstra, W.I.C., Muyzer, G., Schouten, S., Volkman, J.K. and Sinninghe Damste, J.S. (2004), Evolution of the methane cycle in Ace Lake (Antarctica) during the Holocene: response of methanogens and methanotrophs to environmental change., Organic Geochemistry, 35, 1151-1167
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-08-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-07-10